CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
S2LL 2010 LR
Graham, Charles E.,, Jr.
B.S. ManagementM.B.A. Business ManagementJ.D. Law
Park University, Little Rock AFB Campus Center
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March 15 - May 9, 2010
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, Wadworth Publishing, 2009, Tenth Edition, Authors: John N. Ferdico, Henry F. Fradella, Christopher D. Totten. ISBN-13:978-0-495-50698-0.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, group discussions, case studies, examinations, and term paper. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as investigative learning to encourage the lively exploration of this class in criminal evidence.
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: Assessment instruments will consist of two examinations, research paper, homework, and class participation. In order to facilitate class discussion, students are responsible for completing the reading assignments and homework prior to class meetings.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a deduction of one letter grade. Homework will be due the class following the class the chapters were covered. Specific homework problems will be assigned one week prior to the work being due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are responsible for reading all assignments from the text, prior to each class. Classroom discussions are a very important part of the educational process and every student will be expected to participate. Classes will be conducted using lectures, group discussions, and case studies. I encourage you to participate in class and provide your opinions and insight. I am available to assist you before and after class, evenings, and on most weekends. Please contact me at the above numbers, or email me any time you need help. You are expected to attend all classes at the scheduled times. In the event of 3 unexcused absences during a semester, you may be administratively dropped from the class.
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