CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
S1B 2011 BL
Moon, Christopher L.
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By appointment and before or after class
Jan 10, 2011 - 6 Mar 2011
7:40 - 10:10 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
You will be expected to write three essays in CJ100, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration – one each on law enforcement, courts and corrections. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
An essay is a short work that treats a topic from an author's personal point of view, often taking into account subjective experiences and personal reflections upon them.
In one of the essays, you must report and reflect on an interview with a professional; in another you must observe an agency in action and report and reflect on the observation (a case in a courtroom, probation and parole clients reporting to their officer, ride along in a police car), and in the third you must watch a movie and relate its contents to the course. The order of the interview, observation, or movie doesn't matter. Thus, the first essay may be a movie about law enforcement.
Each essay should be 500 to 750 words or two to three typewritten or computer-generated pages written in American Psychological Association (APA) format. You can learn about this style from the Park University website. Late papers will not be accepted. Students should use six sources (the activity, this course text, and four others) for each essay, and they should tie their topic to the text.
An essay is a well-structured (i.e., organized) presentation of your ideas about what you have read, observed, heard, seen. It is presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what the assignment. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. For the essays required for this course, you may begin with a topic sentence such as:
To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: This course is conducted in English, which will require the student to be proficient in reading and writing the English language at the college level.
Grades will be based on the following:
Each written essay will include a cover page, body (text) and reference page, and will be prepared in the English language, in APA format, 12pt font, double-spaced, Times New Roman. The paper will contain references from credible library sources. Students must run their papers through "spell-checker" and edit their papers for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors prior to submission. All papers will be submitted through parkonline.org in the provided drop box where papers can be uploaded on MS Word Format. Each paper is worth 10 points each.
During this term each student will prepare a presentation on a criminal justice topic approved by the instructor.
Mid-Term Examination 20% 20 pts Week 4
Written Essays 30% 30 pts Week 2, 5, 8 (Core assessment)
Final Exam 20% 20 pts Week 8
TOTAL 100% 100 pts
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work missed because of unexcused absences will not be accepted. Work turned in late following excused absences will receive a 50% deduction. It is each student’s responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in work when it's due. Military students can make alternative arrangements with the instructor because of deployments or other unforeseen military duties that often arise. Park University specializes in serving military students and accommodations will be made to help the soldier, marine, airman, or sailor complete the course successfully. If a student has an excused absence, all work must still be submitted on-time or a late penalty will apply.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend all class meetings and be on time, being habitually late is not acceptable. Attendance is recorded at each class meeting; if students are going to be absent, notification to the instructor is required; otherwise the absence will be recorded as unexcused. After two unexcused absences, one letter grade will be deducted, after three unexcused absences, two letter grades will be deducted and after four unexcused absences students will be given a final grade of “F”. Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the course and a failing grade.
Cell phones must be on vibrate or silent mode. If you must take a call, please do so outside of the classroom. Laptops will not be on during class unless the student is utilizing an e-book.
Military students can make alternative arrangements with the instructor because of deployments or other unforeseen military duties that often arise.
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.
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 .
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