CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
U1Z 2011 ML
Masters of Human ServicesBachelor of Science, Major = Sociology, Minor Psychology
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June 6 to July 31, 2011
7:45 - 10:15 PM
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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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
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 RubricClass Assessment: Midterm 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.
June 8, Chapter 3, Writing Effective Reports, Chapter 4, Searches
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
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
June 27, Chapter 13, Burglary, Chapter 14, Larceny/theft, Fraud and White-Collar
June 29, Chapter 15, Motor Vehicle Theft
July 4, Chapter 16, Arson, Bombs and Explosives
July 6, Chapter 17, Computer Crime
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
July 18, Chapter 20, Terrorism and Homeland Security
July 20, Chapter 21, Preparing for and Presenting Cases in Court
July 25, Oral Presentations
July 27, Final
End of Semester July 31
Grades in Tuesday August 2
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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. 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.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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