CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for F1F 2007

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CJ 440 Internship in Crim Just


F1F 2007 MY


Anthony J. Peters, CPP, Network+, MCP, MCSE, CISSP, CISM


Senior Instructor


Masters, Criminal Justice, George Washington Univ., Wash, DC
BS, Criminal Justice, Univ. of W. Florida, Pensacola, FL
AS, Law Enforcement, Pensacola Jr. College, Pensacola, FL

Office Location

Fort Myer, VA

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(703) 550-4044



Semester Dates

August 7 - October 8, 2006

Class Days

Mutually agreed upon dates and times.

Class Time

This is an Internship at Fredericksburg Police Department - Mutually agreed upon dates and times.


Permission of Department Chair

Credit Hours

Variable Credits 3 - 6

No textbook is required - see additional resources below.

Additional Resources:
- FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin , Published Monthly, Available at the Fort Myer Library.
- Police Chief Magazine, Published Monthly, Available at the Fort Myer Library.
- http://www.policechiefmagazine.org, Website sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police
- FBI Uniform Crime Report.  Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Most Current Year.
- Metropolitan District of Washington Park Site http://www.park.edu/virginia  
- Park University Library http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp
- Quantico Marine Corps Base Family Library http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm
- Fort Myer Post Library http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

Course Description:
This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.

Educational Philosophy:

We want students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom learning experiences. Students are required to keep a journal of their work activities and to analyze the experiences in the context of classroom learning. Hopefully, internships will lead students further into the areas explored or at least be a worthwhile experience in a complementary career path.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an agency in the criminal justice system by working in it
  2. Reflect on and assess the activities performed as a vocation
  3. Critique the job activities with classmates and/or instructor

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Successful students will:

1. Finds a suitable agency to complete your required internship hours.

2. Complete the two page informational sheets (To be provided prior to term start date) in which you and the supervisor in the selected="true"="true"="true" agency agree to your duties by both signing.

3. Keep a journal of your internship. Include in the journal your thoughts about the activities you participated in. This journal should be attached to your final paper.

4. Maintain weekly contact with your professor weekly during the semester so that he/she can count you present. This contact may be telephonic, electronic, or in person.

5. Meet with classmates and/or instructor at least three times during the semester.

6. Meet with your instructor during the first, fifth and last week of the term.

7. At the end of the internship, give the instructor a paper of 4 to 8 pages explaining how you applied the knowledge, skills, and principles presented in classroom setting, how you felt about your experiences. 
8.  Prepare a journal to include dates and daily entries.
9. Complete 135 hours of work for three hours of credit or 270 hours for six hours of credit.

10. Make certain the supervisor sends a confidential report to the professor about your performance in the internship           


  Grading Plan:

- Complete required number of hours and receive a positive letter from your supervisor (Core Assessment): 50%

-  Have a minimum of three discussions with your classmates and/or with the professor: 10%     

- Submit a journal:  20%

- Write a 4 to 8 page paper about the internship experience: 20%

TOTAL = 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments and papers are required to be submitted on time. Late submissions will result in an adjustment to the student final grade (See course assessment).  If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three dates of the due date without prior approval from the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This internship requires you to work for a criminal justice agency.  You are responsible for being at the designated location at the prescribed time.  Remember you are representing Park University and should conduct yourself in a professional manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
As previously stated, students have three required meetings with their classmates and/or professor. They must complete required number of hours in the internship successfully. These meeting will take place during the first, fifth and last weeks of the term.


Students will maintain a journal that lists the date and hours worked and contain a brief description of the daily activities performed and a reflection of these activities.
Students must submit a 4 to 8 page computer-generated paper. The paper should contain 1) a description of the agency and its placement in the criminal justice system. 2) observations and experiences learned by participation in CJ440, 3) a discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship, and 4) conclusions about how the internships fits into your coursework at this point in your university experience.
All documents are due by October 5, 2007.

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 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.

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 .


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