CJ 312 Criminalistics
S1B 2010 BL
Graves, Scott W., Sr.
MA-HRDVBS-MNGT/HRDNCU Doctoral Candidate Pending Dissertation, 18 Hour Concentration in Criminal Justice
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January 11th through March 7th, 2010
Monday and Wednesday
CJ100 and CJ105
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Grading: 450 to 500 points = A
400 to 449 points = B
350 to 399 points = C
300 to 349 points = D
Below 300 points = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work is not accepted. Missed quizzes and examinations are not allowed and no make-up exams will be given.
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Read chapter prior to class. Explanation of synthesis papers.
Read chapter prior to class. Explanation of synthesis papers and sample.
Class Administration. Chapter 2, The crime scene construct, expectations and organization vs disorganizations as well as implications, Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class.
Read chapter prior to class.
Jan 27 Wednesday
Class Administration. Chapter 5, Organic analysis and related principles. Lecture and Discussion. Read chapter prior to class. Review for MT.
Read chapter prior to class. MT
Read chapter prior to class. Review for Final.
Class Administration. Chapter 17-18, The ever growing field of computer forensics and gleaning evidence from Internet sources and records. Lecture and Discussion.
Read chapter prior to class. Final.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92Plagiarism includes using another person's work, wholesale, without citation or the overuse of another's work. Further, it is plagiarism to copy another persons work identically and submit it as your own. In any written work the majority of the writing should come from the mind of the student and not another. Papers that exceed 10% of another's work will be given an F and considered plagiarism. You can check your work's originality for free at plagiarismchecker.com
Please think about your topics and use original thought during your work.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Four absences are considered excessive and the student may be given a failing course grade for more than four absences.
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