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CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
Grove, Cloyd


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 311 Criminal Investigation

Semester

U1Z 2011 ML

Faculty

Grove, Cloyd

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Human Services
Bachelor of Science, Major = Sociology, Minor Psychology

Office Location

None, Call or email

Office Hours

None, Call or email

Daytime Phone

(406) 455-8410

Other Phone

(406) 788-6078

E-Mail

Cloyd.Grove@park.edu

groves20@bresnan.net

Semester Dates

June 6 to July 31, 2011

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Investigations, ninth edition, Karen Hess and Christine Hess Orthmann, Delmar , Cengage Learning, clifton Park, NY, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4354-6993-8.

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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
None

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Course Description:
CJ311 Criminal Investigation: This intermediate course includes a discussion of the nature and purpose of criminal investigation, historical background, tools employed, skills development, and techniques useful in the reconstruction of criminal activity. Prerequisites: CJ100 and CJ105. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Instructor Grove's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive.  Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate types of investigative techniques used in courts.
  2. Examine specific methods for investigation of major crimes.


Core Assessment:

For CJ311, all students will complete an essay, not less than 4 pages (1,000 words) in length (excluding the cover sheet, title, and bibliography pages) as follows:

            It can be argued that the foundation for community support for law enforcement is in the trust built by faith that the police follow the law and adhere to the U.S. Constitution. For example, criminal investigative questioning must be guided by Fourth Amendment search and seizure protections. Harsh or questionable investigative methods may be unethical and illegal. 

            Discuss whether the concern for homeland security has redefined acceptable or ethical criminal investigative tactics used by law enforcement. Explain what impact changes in criminal investigative techniques and methods may have on police-community relations, criminal prosecutions, and the ability of police to investigate major crimes.

            The essay should be typed, double-spaced, be written in APA format, including in-text source citations, and use a minimum of 4 course-external sources.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Midterm 25%
Final   25%
Paper   25%
Oral Presentation 15%
Class Participation 10%

Grading:
A         90 – 100%
B         80 – 89.99%
C         70 – 79.99%
D         60 – 69.99%
F          59 and below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. If students know they are going to miss it is their responsibility to submit the assignment prior to the due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or providing items from missed classes.
2. Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Your in-class participation is evident in your grades through the oral presentations, chapter discussions, etc.  Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
3. No makeup exams will be given unless the student Students must make arrangements to take tests prior to the due date if they are not going to be present.
4. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
5. No late assignments are accepted for any reason.
6. Attendance is taken at the beginning and end of class. You must be present at both to receive the participation points in full for the evening along with active participation in class discussions.
7. No extra credit is given.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Week 1
   June 6, Chapter 1, Criminal Investigation: An Overview, Chapter 2, Documenting the Crime Scene

   June 8, Chapter 3, Writing Effective Reports, Chapter 4, Searches

Week 2

   June 13, Chapter 5, Forensics/Physical Evidence, Chapter 6, Obtaining Information and Intelligence

   June 15, Chapter 7, Identifying and Arresting Suspects, Chapter 8, Death Investigation

Week 3

   June 20, Chapter 9, Assault, Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Elder Abuse, Chaptre 10, Sex Offenses

   June 22 , Chapter 11 Crimes Against Children, Chapter 12, Robbery

Week 4

   June 27, Chapter 13, Burglary, Chapter 14, Larceny/theft, Fraud and White-Collar

   June 29, Chapter 15, Motor Vehicle Theft

Week

   July 4,  Chapter 16, Arson, Bombs and Explosives

   July 6,  Chapter 17, Computer Crime

Week 6

   July 11,  Chapter 18, A Dual Threat: Drug-Related Crime and Organized Crime

   July 13,  Chapter 19, Criminal Activities of Gangs and Other Dangerous Groups

Week 7

   July 18, Chapter 20, Terrorism and Homeland Security

   July 20, Chapter 21, Preparing for and Presenting Cases in Court

Week 8

   July 25, Oral Presentations

   July 27, Final

End of Semester July 31

Grades in Tuesday August 2

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1 & 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Appraises the sources into congruous and thoughtful conclusions - thoughtful implies some original thinking. Appraises the sources into congruous conclusions. Evaluation is weak. Evaluation is not present. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1 & 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Combines researched material into a consistent whole; extends research well beyond minimum requirements. Combines researched material into a consistent whole. Researched material is presented but not into a consistent whole. No evidence of combining researched material into a consistent whole. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1 & 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Analyzes key elements using 4 or more course-external sources. Analyzes key elements using at least 3 sources. Analyzes key elements using less than 3 sources. Analysis is not supported by any source material or no evidence of analysis is present. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1 & 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The essay shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay shows minimal use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1 & 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Essay conveys complete and exceptional information on investigative techniques used in courts and specific methods for investigating major crimes. Essay conveys sufficient information on investigative techniques used in courts and specific methods for investigating major crimes. Essay conveys minimal information on investigative techniques used in courts and/or specific methods for investigating major crimes. Essay conveys no information on investigative techniques used in courts or specific methods for investigating major crimes. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1 & 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Essay contains all required technical components: 4 pages in length (excluding required cover sheet, title page, and bibliography), typed, double-spaced.   Written in APA Style, including in-text source citations.  Contains fewer than five grammatical or spelling errors. Essay contains most required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors but errors do not detract from understanding. Written in APA Style, but may have a few formatting errors. Essay contains few required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors that detract from understanding. APA Style usage is barely evident. Essay contains no required technical components. There are so many errors in the APA writing convention, in the paper presentation, or in grammar and/or spelling that it is difficult to read. 

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