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CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
Ouderkirk, Bert


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin

Semester

F1T 2007 DLA

Faculty

Ouderkirk, Bert

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Degree in Forensic Science
Masters Degree in Organizational Management
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

24/7 You need me you call me!

Daytime Phone

602-430-4702

Other Phone

480-785-1951

E-Mail

bert.ouderkirk@park.edu

inlyzbldcj@aol.com

Semester Dates

20 AUG - 14 OCT 2007

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Schmalleger, Criminal Justice Today :An Introductory Text for the 21st Century, 2007, Prentice Hall.  ISBN: 10 - 0131719505  ISBN 13 - 9780131719507

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Course Description:
An introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparisons to systems in other nations. Examinations of the various aspects of the administration of the justice systems, including law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies (including probation and parole) and including the increasing role of private entities in the system will be conducted. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the use of basic vocabulary of criminal justice.
  2. Express a basic understanding of the American criminal justice system, its history, nature, and structure (including law enforcement, courts, and corrections) and how it functions, while examining the role of private entities in the CJ system.
  3. Compare the American criminal justice system with systems in other nations.
  4. Explain how the current issues such as juvenile justice, technology, terrorism, and drug use affect the criminal justice system.
  5. Discuss some aspect of a current issue in international criminal justice.
  6. Demonstrate the use of tools for gathering, retrieving, evaluating, and communicating information about criminal justice
  7. Express an appreciation for the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with their cultures.


Core Assessment:

You will be expected to write three essays in CJ100, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration – one each on law enforcement, courts and corrections.  The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the course.

An essay is a short work that treats a topic from an author's personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them.

In one of the essays, you must report and reflect on an interview with a professional; in another you must observe an agency in action and report and reflect on the observation (a case in a courtroom, probation and parole clients reporting to their officer, ride along in a police car), and in the third you must watch a movie and relate its contents to the course. The order of the interview, observation, or movie doesn't matter.  Thus, the first essay may be a movie about law enforcement.

 Each essay should be 500 to 750 words or two to three typewritten or computer-generated pages written in American Psychological Association (APA) format.  You can learn about this style from the Park University website.  Late papers will not be accepted.  Students should use six sources (the activity, this course text, and four others) for each essay, and they should tie their topic to the text.  

An essay is a well-structured (i.e., organized) presentation of your ideas about what you have read, observed, heard, seen.  It is presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand. 

An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what the assignment.  You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task.  For the essays required for this course, you may begin with a topic sentence such as: 

  • The ride along with the ABC police was not as exciting as I expected after watching many police shows on television.
  • I observed in the DEF courtroom and was surprised to realize that 30 cases processed in an hour
  • The character “Red” played by Morgan Freeman in the movie Shawshank Redemption was institutionalized by his long time in prison and this institutionalization related to the discussion in the text about the appropriateness of long prison sentences.  

To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:

  1. decide on your topic
  2. prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas
  3. write your thesis statement
  4. write the body of the paper
    1. write the main points
    2. write the sub-points
    3. elaborate on the sub-points
  5. write the introduction
  6. write the conclusion
  7. add the finishing touches

 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

You will be graded on your weekly discussions, homework, final exam, and 3 essays.
 

Course weeks begin on Mondays and end on Sundays.  The classroom each week will open on Sunday, the day before the class officially begins.  You are required to enter the course discussion each week several times.  You should enter your initial responses to discussion questions posted by the instructor by Thursday morning, then enter your responses to classmates' responses by Sunday at midnight.  The instructor will enter responses periodically during the week.

Assignments must be posted by 12:00 midnight Sunday evening, Pacific Time, by submitting the assignment to the correct dropbox.  The instructor will grade the assignment, and submit the graded assignment with score and comments back to that dropbox.  Additional graded activities, including participation, will be posted in the gradebook weekly.  NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS I HAVE APPROVED THE REASON.  ALSO, NO ATTACHMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR HOMEWORK IN THE DROP BOX.  ALL DROPBOX HOMEWORK WILL BE COPIED AND PASTED INTO THE DROPBOX MESSAGE WINDOW.


For private communication with the instructor or with classmates, use e-mail.  For all other course activities, use the discussion and dropbox.
 
Weekly discussions will be on real world topics in the criminal justice world.  We will discuss many different aspects of the CJ system, from street patrol, to the courts, to sentencing and many other topics.  You will be graded on your research of these topics and your postings to the discussion questions and to your classmates.  Please see the grading scale on class participation for number of responses required to earn maximum points on participation.
 
Homework assignments will build on the discussion topics presented and will require additional outside research.  You will be graded on your answering of the questions posed to you.  There is no set format for the questions to be submitted, however, you must use an outside resource other than your textbook to conduct your research.  You may use the text but must have an additional reference.  Failure to use another outside reference will result in a 10 pt deduction on that assignment.  THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE...college study requires research.
 
Your final exam will consist of 20 multiple choice questions worth 3 pts each and 2 essay questions worth 30 pts each.  A study guide will be provided and posted in the announcements at the beginning of Week 7.  The final exam is open handwritten notes only.  Do not attempt to take typed notes into the test as your proctor has been instructed not to allow them. 
 
Your 3 essays are worth 100 pts each and will be graded on content, originality, spelling, grammar, and formatting. 
 

Grading:

GRADING OF ASSIGNMENTS IS AS FOLLOWS:
 
WEEKLY DISCUSSION:  40 PTS EA WEEK AS FOLLOWS
 
IF YOU RESPOND ONLY:  10
YOURS + 1 TO A CLASSMATE:  16
YOURS + 2 TO A CLASSMATE:  22
YOURS + 3 TO A CLASSMATE:  28
YOURS + 4 TO A CLASSMATE:  34
YOURS + 5 TO A CLASSMATE:  40
 
WEEKLY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:
 
DO SUBMIT HOMEWORK TO THE DROPBOX AS AN ATTACHMENT...TYPE DIRECTLY INTO THE DROPBOX MESSAGE WINDOW.  YOU MUST HAVE AN ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OTHER THAN YOUR TEXTBOOK.  FAILURE TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL REFERENCE WILL RESULT IN A 10 PT DEDUCTION FROM THAT ASSIGNMENT.  EACH HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT IS WORTH 20 PTS.
 
FINAL EXAM:
20 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS WORTH 3 PTS EACH
2 ESSAYS WORTH 30 PTS EACH
 
3 ESSAYS WORTH 100 PTS EACH (CORE ASSESSMENT ASSIGNMENT) (WORTH 30% OF YOUR GRADE)
SEE ABOVE FOR DETAILS ON TOPICS FOR THE ESSAYS.
 
THE DUE DATES OF THE PAPERS ARE AS FOLLOWS...YOU CAN DO THE PAPERS IN ANY ORDER BUT THEY ARE DUE:
 
PAPER 1:  SUNDAY WEEK 3 BY MIDNIGHT
PAPER 2:  SUNDAY WEEK 5 BY MIDNIGHT
PAPER 3:  SUNDAY WEEK 7 BY MIDNIGHT
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED EXCEPT ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.  IF YOU ARE GOING TO SUBMIT LATE WORK YOU MUST LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL AND STATE THE REASON WHY.  IT WILL BE THE INSTRUCTOR'S DISCRETION ON WHETHER OR NOT I ACCEPT THE REASON.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Please treat all of your classmates with respect and dignity.  Respect each other's comments.  You may disagree with a classmate but please state your comments tactfullly.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

This is an online course. To view your graded assignments check your gradebook. Your final exam will be sent to your proctor during week 6. FAILURE TO PROVIDE A PROCTOR FORM TO ME BY THE FRIDAY OF WEEK 6 WILL RESULT IN NO FINAL EXAM BEING SENT TO YOUR PROCTOR WHICH MEANS YOU WILL NOT PASS THE COURSE. THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD ON THE SUBMISSION OF THE PROCTOR FORM SO...DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. A STUDENT FAILED THE COURSE LAST TERM BECAUSE THEY DID NOT GET THEIR FORM IN ON TIME.
THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF EACH WEEK, THE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND  READING ASSIGNMENTS:
 
WEEK 1:  AUG 20 - 26
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  MEASUREMENT OF CRIME & MULTICULTURALISM
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
READING:  CHAPTERS 1 & 2
 
WEEK 2:  AUG 27 - 2 SEP
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  SEARCH FOR CAUSES - CRIMINAL LAW
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
READING:  CHAPTERS 3 & 4
 
WEEK 3:  SEP 3 - SEP 9
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  POLICING HISTORY & STRUCTURE
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
FIRST ESSAY PROJECT DUE
READING:  CHAPTER 5 & 6
 
WEEK 4:  SEP 10 - SEP 16
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  POLICING & LEGAL ASPECTS
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
READING:  CHAPTERS 7&8
 
WEEK 5:  SEP 17 - SEP 23
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  COURTS, STRUCTURE, & SENTENCING 
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
SECOND ESSAY PAPER DUE
READING:  CHAPTERS 9, 10, 11
 
WEEK 6:  SEP 24 - SEP 30
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  PROBATION AND PAROLE
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
READING:  CHAPTERS 12 & 13
 
WEEK 7:  OCT 1 - OCT 7
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  PRISON LIFE & JUVENILE JUSTICE
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
THIRD ESSAY PAPER DUE
READING:  CHAPTERS 14 & 15
 
WEEK 8:  OCT 8 - OCT 14
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  DRUGS AND CRIME
ASSIGNMENT:  RESEARCH AND PAPER ON DISCUSSION TOPIC
READING:  CHAPTERS 16, 17, 18

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and four or more other sources into a consistent whole Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and three other sources into a consistent whole Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and less than three other sources into a confusing essay Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with a text but fails to use others sources and essay is unorganized 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Analyzes key elements from all sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Analyzes and key elements from all five sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Mentions but does not utilize key elements from sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Doesn't recognize and/or use key elements from sources 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Appraises the sources into a congruous and thoughtful essay (thoughtful implies original thinking) Appraises the sources into a congruous essay Essay appraises limited sources into a suitable whole Evaluation is not present in the artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
By using multiple (more than 8) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the terminology in an introductory CJ course By using many (about 8) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates the expected understanding of the terminology By using less only a few (5) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates less understanding than expected By not using words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of the terminology in a CJ 100 course 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
By discussing multiple (more than 5) key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of key concepts By discussing many (about 5) key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates the expected understanding of key concepts By failing to discuss key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates a less then expected understanding of key concepts An artifact that fails to discuss key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections is unsatisfactory 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The essay shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of  terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The essay contains fewer than 5 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains 5 to 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains more than 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains so many errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) that it is difficult to read 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact contains less than 2 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact contains 2 to 3 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact contains more than 3 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact is missing some of the required components or they are inappropriately completed 

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