CJ 105 Criminal Law
F2T 2007 DLB
10 AM - 4 PM Monday through Thursday
October 22, 2007 - December 9, 2007
Textbook: Joel Samaha, Criminal Law, 8th edition (Wadsworth 2005) ISBN 0-534-62991-1.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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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:
Did the student respond to the instructor's opening questions?
Did the student respond to the postings of classmates? At least 2 replies in each topic area in a college discussion manner (includes complete thoughts and support).
Did the student in his/her responses demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter covered in the questions?
During most weeks there will be 2 topic areas to answer questions in. You MUST click on the arrow next to "Topics" to open the other area of questions.
Submission of Late Work: Work submitted after the close of each week's class Sunday night at 12:00 midnight (MST) will be subject to 10% penalty per day for up to four days. No homework will be accepted after four days late. Participation and Discussion must occur in the week they are due. No points will be awarded for participation and discussion after the week has ended.
Proctored final examination: A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. ( A proctor is someone who gives you the exam) For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. The proctored final exam for this course is worth 320 points. Questions may be a combination of multiple choice, true/false, completion, short answer and essay. The short answer questions must be in the form of a complete sentence and the essay must be properly formatted. The final examination is open book. The final is comprehensive as will cover all previously assigned material.
Other information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic "F" grade. ________________________________________
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work submitted after the close of each week's class Sunday night at 12:00 midnight (MST) will be subject to 10% penalty per day for up to four days. No homework will be accepted after four days late. Participation and Discussion must occur in the week they are due. No points will be awarded for participation and discussion after the week has ended.
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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