CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
S2B 2011 BL
Ralph E. Girvin
B.A. - English and American LiteratureJuris Doctor - St. Mary's University School of Law
Ft. Bliss, Texas
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. or as needed
tel: (915) 356-8114
fax: (915) 975-8051
Mar. 21, 2011- May 15, 2011
7:40 p.m. - 10:10 p.m.
EN 105, EN 106, passing the WCT and senior standing.
No Textbook is required for this course.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Suggested Reading about Writing a Thesis include:
Salkind, Neil. Exploring Research. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2000
Rudestam, Kjell Erik and Newton, Rae R. Surviving Your Dissertation. Newberry Park: Sage Publications. 1992
Booth, Wayne C., Colomb, Gregory G, and Williams, Joseph M. The Craft of Research.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1995 Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day.
New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1998 Fryxell, David. How to Write Fast. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books. 1992
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based upon lectures, readings, and classroom discussions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
To complete this thesis project, 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. Parers are to be submitted electronically to instructor's eCompanion DropBox; hard copy to be submitted on due date.
Course Grading Scale
A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of late work is not accepted. All late work is subjected to a reduction in points and must be approved by the instructor prior to submission.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students are expected to be prepared, punctual and courteous.
21 / 23
Introduction, APA Expectations and Examples, paper development, data collection instruments and analysis. Syllabus review and Plagiarism Quiz due in week one.
28 / 30
Define your topic and demonstrate how you will prove it. Research Techniques and ideas of approach.
Create an outline of your thesis. Discussion on your map to success, data collection and fact gathering. Outline Due April 6, 2011.
Create annotated bibliography, using computer graphics and charts to enhance your presentation.
Submit your first draft, discussion on the difficult issues encountered while preparing your draft.
25 / 27
Make revisions to your first draft, revision and tracking techniques, evaluation of alternative approaches.
May 2 / 4
Submit your final draft, one-on-one review of paper with instructor.
May 9 / 11
Defense and presentation of thesis in class.
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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