CJ440 Internship in Crim Just

for S2F 2010

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CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice


S2F 2010 QUA


Peters, Anthony J. CPP,Network+,MCP,MCSE,CISSP,CISM,ITIL


Senior Instructor


Masters, Criminal Justice, George Washington Univ., Wash, DC
BS, Criminal Justice, Univ. of W. Florida, Pensacola, FL
FBI Acdemy 123rd Session, Qunatico, Virginia (Certificate)

Office Location

Quantico, VA

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





Semester Dates

03/22 - 05/23/2010

Class Days


Class Time

Internship Time/Hours Varied


Permission of Department Chair

Credit Hours


No text is required. Faculty may have libraries of books about careers in criminal justice which may be borrowed, and experiences in many areas of criminal justice which can provide direction to students. 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore, or through the Parkville Bookstore.

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, Sponsored by: the International Association of Chiefs of Police
- 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

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Course Description:
CJ440 Internship in Criminal Justice: This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.

Educational Philosophy:

The Criminal Justice Department wants students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom learning experiences. The Department expects students to keep a journal of their work activities and to analyze the experiences in the context of classroom learning. Hopefully, internships will lead students further into the areas explored or at least be a worthwhile experience in a complementary career path.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an agency in the criminal justice system by working in it
  2. Reflect on and assess the activities performed as a vocation
  3. Critique the job activities with classmates and/or instructor

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
  During your internship you will:

1. Find a suitable agency to complete the required internship hours.
2. Complete the attached CJ440 Document A in which the student and the supervisor in the selected agency agree to the duties by both signing. Submit the completed Document A to the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Administration for approval of the internship.      

3. Keep a journal of the internship. Include in the journal thoughts about the activities participated in. This journal should be attached to the final paper.           

4. Maintain weekly contact with the professor during the semester so that he/she can count you present. This contact may be telephonic, electronic, or in person.             

5. Meet with classmates twice during the semester – at the beginning and then at the end of the Semester/Term or respond to directions of the professor.            

6. At the end of the internship, submit a paper of 6 pages explaining how the student applied the knowledge, skills, and principles presented in classroom setting, and feelings about the experiences. Attach the journal to the final paper.           

7. Complete 135 hours of work for three hours of credit, 180 hours of work for four hours of credit or 270 hours for six hours of credit.           

8. Make certain the supervisor sends a confidential report to the professor about student performance in the internship. 



·         Complete required number of hours and receive a positive letter from the supervisor             50%
·         Have discussions with classmates and/or professor                                                                 10%
·         Submit a journal in a timely manner                                                                                             20%
·         Write a six-page paper about the internship experience                                                             20%          TOTAL                                                                                                                                          100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Failure to report during scheduled times will be counted as absences and will result in the lowering of a grade. Late journals or final papers will result in an incomplete. All materials, including letters from the internship supervisor, must be submitted to your professor by the last Thursday of classes.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Maintain appropriate attendance at your assigned internship place of duty.  Submit weekly email status reports to the instructor.  Meet as required with the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Students are Responsible for Completing the Following Tasks:
·         Have three required discussions with their classmates and/or professor.
·         Complete the required number of hours in the internship successfully.
·         Submit a six (6)-page, computer-generated paper which contains:
   1.      A description of the agency and its placement in the criminal justice system;
   2.      Observations and experiences learned by participation in the internship;
   3.      A discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship, and;
   4.      Conclusions about how the internships fits into student coursework at this point in his/her university experience.
   5.   Submit a weekly journal listing the dates and hours worked, and containing a brief description of the activities performed and a reflection on these activities. Submit a paragraph or two to me by COB each Thursday during the term. This will also meet the requirement for a weekly status report.

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
(This statement is from the Park University Undergraduate Catalog.) “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .


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