CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just
U1E 2010 PE
Attorney at Law, Adjunct Faculty (Law, Criminal Justice)
J.D. University of San Diego
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Textbook: Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, 10th edition, by Ferdico, Fradella, and Totten (Wadsworth 2009) ISBN: 0-495-09547-8
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Educational Philosophy: Welcome to the class! Please remember that I work for you and will do all that I can to assist you in any way that I can. I work hard to be prepared in every way possible and I hope and expect you to do the same. We will discuss this in class at length. The primary focus of this class will be in the area of research and writing. We will have lively class discussions about current topics. After the first few weeks, we will have moved through the history of the consitution and its early years of development. You will be looking at the constitution, the interpretation of the constitution, the development of case law and the use of case law throughout the court systems over the years and how polictics fits into this. There is no reason for you to think or suspect that this will only be a history class. Once you understand the roots of the constitution then I think it is important for every student to be able to apply those very thoughts and precepts to current issues. So, we will be looking at the current state of affairs in America as to each of the issues and subject matters that are presented in class. Keep an open mind and I think you will have a great time in this class.
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:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Let's make this simple. Be on time. Now, I understand and respect that many of you are active duty military. If something comes up that is unavoidable, I am willing to listen and discuss matters with you. Unavoidable does not include things like but not limited to, a baseball game that went into extra innings. However, unavoidable does mean some sort of emergency or deployment. Having said that, papers are due when they are due. If you are late on the paper then I will have to deduct 10% out of respect and fairness to the other students in the class. This will be 10% deduction per day late.
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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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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