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Stephens, Otis H. / Scheb, John M.
CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
F2B 2007 BL
Kurita, M. Sue
BA-Modern LanguagesMA-Counseling ServicesJD
500 E. San Antonio St., Suite 1106, El Paso, TX
by appointment and 30 minutes after class
20 October-8 December 2007
8:00 - 1:00 PM
American Constitutional Law, Volume I : Sources of Power and Restraint
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ400, you must conduct research on a constitutional issue approved by your instructor and write a paper analyzing what you find, using U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and court cases to support how you would solve the constitutional issue, and discussing social policy implications of your solution to the issue.
The purposes in conducting this research and writing this paper are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, using the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; use this information to propose a solution to a constitutional issue; discuss social policy implications of your solution; and present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this research paper, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least 3,750 words or fifteen computer-generated/typewritten double-spaced pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in constitutional law, and how constitutional provisions, statutes, and case decisions are interrelated. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must use correct APA format in source citations in both the body of the paper and in the reference page.
You will present your paper in class during the last week of class. If you are taking this course online, you will answer questions from your classmates about your paper in a discussion thread created for this purpose.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Class discussions and attendance.
One paper on a Constitutional law issue. See attached requirement for paper.
One comprehensive in class examination.
Paper 31% 100 points
Examiniation 62% 200 points
Class participation 7% 25 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission will result in a 10 point deduction.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Courtesy and respect for classmates ideas are the minimum standard.
Introduction Chapter 1- The Supreme Court in the Constitutional System
Chapter 2 & 3- Congress and the Development of Power; The Presidency
Chapter 4& 5 - The Modern Administrative State; The Federal System
Chapter 6 & 7-The Sources of Civil Rights; Property Rights
Chapter 8-Expressive Freedom
Chapter 9 & 10Expressive Freedom; Religious Freedom; The Criminal Justice System
Chapter 10 - The Criminal Justice System
EXAMINATION & PAPER SUBMISSION
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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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