CJ 105 Criminal Law
F2B 2007 BL
October 15 to December 5
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Samaha, Joel. (2008). Criminal Law, 9th Ed. Thomson Wadworth: Belmont, CA., ISBN 10: 0495-09539-7.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: To be discussed in class. On occasion the instructor will refer students to supplemental reading material, case studies, and currrent newspaper articles.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this class you will be expected to write three essays - each comparing a modern state statute with corresponding historical common law for that crime. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
The purpose in writing these essays is to examine the historical development of criminal law from common law principles to current state statutes, the relationship between criminal justice and the law, and the social policy implications of criminal law development.
To complete each of the three essays, you should:
Each of your three essays must include:
You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in criminal law. You must write using APA format for all source citations in both the body of the essay and in the reference page.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Each student is responsible for reading all chapter assignments and to be prepared to discuss chapter contents. Student essays will be orally presented to the class at a designated time/date, per our class schedule. There will be a five point deduction per class for any late assignments for that project. For example, if you are scheduled to orally present your essay on November 12 and you give the presentation on November 21, you have missed two class periods, therefore, 10 points would be deducted from your presentation/paper grade. There will be one mid-term exam and one final exam. There may be class quizzes on occasion. The presentation of the essays, class discussion, exams/quizzes, and attendance will form the basis for your final grade.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work missed due to military or work related absences must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment. Work missed because of any other absences or work turned in late will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in completedf work when it is due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class members will treat each other with respect and dignity. Students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson. Excused absences must be approved in advance of the specific class to be missed. Cell phones must be set to manner mode during class.
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.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:10/1/2007 11:34:39 PM