CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
F2F 2007 MY
Peters, Anthony, CPP, Network+, MCP, MCSE, CISSP, CISSP
Masters, Criminal Justice, George Washington Univ., Wash, DCBS, Criminal Justice, Univ. of W. Florida, Pensacola, FLAS, Law Enforcement, Pensacola Jr. College, Pensacola, FL
10/15 - 12/16/07
Junior/Senior Standing. Students must be currently working in the CJ field or CJ related field, and have permission of the department chair or their advisor to be in the course.
There are no required texts, but you must be reading on the subject of your project. Although much of the supporting material will come from your observations and analysis, interviews, and the like, you should be reading about you subject. Please ask for suggested reading after you have looked at the online databases, asked your boss or others in your agency for reading materials, looked in a library, and asked for assistance from your classmates. I would be happy to assist you but only after you have done some work.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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
- Frank E. Hagan. Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: Lecture, demonstration, videos, field trips, student presentations, research assignments and class discussion will be used to stimulate learning. I encourage students to bring their work and life experiences into the classroom to create and foster a fun and active learning environment where students can explore learning concepts, theories, and applied concepts. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively through the learning process and to respect each student's contributions to the learning environment.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students in this course must identify a problem/situation in their work environment which could be improved, research possible solutions to the identified problem/situation., evaluate these, propose a solution based on their work environment, implement the solution or propose the solution to appropriate person(s). Students must write a 20 page paper explaining their project.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Final course grading scale:
A . . . . . . . . . 93% or over
B . . . . . . . . . 83% to 92.99%
C . . . . . . . . . 73% to 82.99%
D . . . . . . . . . 63% to 72.99%
F . . . . . . . . . 62% and below or more than 15 course hours missed.
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:
Class participation is expected and will form a “Plus” factor of the final grade.
• Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and be on time.
• Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises.
• The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
• Computers are now an integral part of our educational experience.
• Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.
• Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
• Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.
• There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.
Overview of paper development, data colection instruments and questionnaires. Data gathering and analysis techniques.
Framing the question. Populations/files/records to be sampled. Research using databases and official records, Using questionnaires and other survey instruments.
Interview and telephone surveys.
Using the computer to enhance graphics.
Data integrity issues
Pre-review of Draft paper.
Observations and case studies. Present and turn in draft paper.
Data analysis techniques – matrices, graphics and work descriptions.
Review of paper and one on one with instructor.
Present and turn in final paper.
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 85-86Academic 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 85Plagiarism 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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
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 .
Last Updated:10/18/2007 8:52:42 AM