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CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
Herbeck, Dennis


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CourseCJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
SemesterF2G2004
FacultyHerbeck, Dennis
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMasters Degree in Administration
BA Degree in Social Work
Office LocationGrand Forks, ND
Daytime Phone701 775 9681
Other Phone701 787 2770
E-Maildennis.herbeck@park.edu
Semester DatesOctober 25 to December 19, 2004
Class DaysWednesdays
Class Time12.05 to 1:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
none

Additional Resources:
 Criminology The Core by Larry Siegels, Wadsworth 2002
Mind of a Killer, supplemental CD Rom from Siegels Text.

Course Description:
Current issues and trends in criminal justice with emphasis on group discussion. Each student will be required to prepare, submit and defend a senior thesis. Successful completion of the thesis is mandatory. This course will satisfy the EN306 requirement for Criminal Justice majors. Pre-requisites: EN105, EN106, passing the WCT and senior standing. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This is an individual instruction. Instructor will meet one on one with the student each week. Assignments and exams will be given during the eight weeks. Review of work and discussion of topics will be the primary educational philosophy used.

Learning Outcomes:
The student completing this course will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge in the criminal justice field through submissionof a 15 page thesis.

Course Assessment:
Students will be required to research and submit date and information on four cases. Depth and breadth of submissions will be the basis of assessment.

Grading:
100 points for each submission. Four cases x 100 = 400 total points earned for the course.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Points will be deducted at 2 per day for late submissions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week One: assignment and research of subject one.
Week Two: submissin and review of assignment one 100 points.
Week Three: Assignment and research of subject two.
Week Four: Submission of work on assignment one and assessment.
Week Five: assignment and research on subject three.
Week Six: submission of work and assessment of week five.
Week Seven: assignment and reaseach on subject four.
Week Eight: submission of work and assessment of week seven

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
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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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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 "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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