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CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections
DeAngelis, George A.


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 232 Introduction to Corrections

Semester

S2B 2011 BL

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Administration
Master of Science Administration of Justice and Security
Master of Arts Management

Office Location

george.deangelis@park.edu

Office Hours

contact 915-252-3323

Daytime Phone

915.252.3323

E-Mail

george.deangelis@park.edu

deangelis.george@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://www.parkonline.org

Semester Dates

21 March-May 15, 2011

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
American Corrections, 9th Edition by Cleat, Todd; Cole, George; and Reisig, Michael,
Wadsworth Publishing 2011
ISBN-10: 0495807486     ISBN-13: 9780495807483

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Course Description:
CJ232 Introduction Corrections: This basic course discusses correctional concepts from their historical background to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the multi-faced approach to corrections in our society, including the use of alternatives to incarceration. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Your instructor's educational philosophy is based upon lectures, examinations, research from the Internet, writings from professional periodicals and dialogs with students. Assignments are intended to encourage thoughtful exploration of ideas and application of information provided during the course. Contradictory thoughts are encouraged as part of the learning process. Students are expected to ask questions about something they do not know.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ the vocabulary in corrections and learn to gather, evaluate, and communicate information about the subject effectively.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the American correctional system, its history, its evolution to the present and the future.
  3. Discuss the increasing role of private entities support the public system.
  4. Compare the American system to systems in other nations.
  5. Apply sensitivity to value questions in corrections and understand current issues and be able to communicate various positions on these issues.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the importance of ethics in the criminal justice system
Core Assessment:
  • Class participation, quizzes & exams
  • Weekly papers, individual activities with written assignments
  • Term Paper

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
There will be four quizzes collectively valued at 20% of the total grade. In addition, there will be a mid-term and final examination valued at 25% each. Additionally, each student will be required to complete a research paper valued at 20%. Detail information concerning the paper will be discussed in class. Participation will factor 10% of the total grade. Additional class work may also be assigned during the term as per the discretion of the facilitator.

(Note: Attendance is a component of participation)

Grading:
The grading scale is as follows:
A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.

Mid Term Exam     25%

Final Exam             25%

Research Paper      20% (5% each)

Participation (with attendance) 10%

Total: 100%

Each student is responsible for:

Completing weekly reading assignments
Completing 4 quizzes
Completing a proctored mid-term & final examination
Attending class on time and remaining for the entire period



Late Submission of Course Materials:
Makeup work for absence must be submitted via drop-box by the next class meeting no later than 11:59P MST. It will not be accepted after that unless the student and the instructor have made prior arrangements. There is a two point deduction for each incident makeup work is not satisfactorily completed.

Research papers will be penalized five points for each class it is late unless the student and instructor have made an advance agreement. Paper are late if not posted via drop-box by 11:59PM MST. Papers that are late three two class dates will not be accepted. 

Examinations missed as a result of unexcused absence will be recorded as an "F."

Quizzes missed as a result of unexcused absence or tardiness will be recorded as a zero.

There will be no retakes of examinations or quizzes.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

First and foremost, this is not an on-line class. Therefore, students who cannot commit to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Students are expected to attend class on time and to remain for the entire period. Continuous tardiness will impact attendance grade. Leaving class must be approved by the facilitator in order to receive attendance credit. Students must realize that due to the compressed schedule, class time is critical. Continued tardiness of 30 minutes or more will be cause for marking the student absent for that class period. Students missing class must personally notify the instructor via phone or email as soon as possible (do not text message). Asking a student to relay messages to the instructor will not be considered proper notification. Determination of what is an excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policies. (See below) Students who miss the first day of class will miss important information about the class format, syllabus, text, exams, and core assessment assignment. This information will not be repeated due to limited class time. However, it will be your responsibility to become familiar with this information. Students who are disruptive, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student, guest, or faculty will be removed from the class. Rude conducts towards the instructor includes disruptive chattering, doing homework, reading a book (other than the text) or newspaper, sleeping, or continuously leaving class to answer cell phone. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the class. Such conduct includes plagiarism and dishonesty (in any manner or degree). Both will not be tolerated. Submitting the same work (presumably your work) for two different assignments is not plagiarism but it is considered unethical, even if the two assignments were completed for different classes. If it is discovered that a paper or other assignment was previously prepared for another course, or learning institution, it is an academic impropriety and will result in a "0" grade. Coursework must uphold the high standards of academic integrity. Nonacademic information resources, such as Wikipedia.org, Ask.com, Encarta.msn.com, Infoplease.com, etc are not allowed because they are not credible, accurate, or peer reviewed. Computer technologies make writing and revising easier. However, students must recognize that technology can also cause problems.  Problems can occur such as printers running out of ink and hard drives crashing.  Nevertheless students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of these issues.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. Assignments will be delivered via E-companion drop-box in a compatible file. Technological difficulties are not an acceptable excuse for turning in work late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
March 25          Course Orientation, Chapter 1 The Corrections System, Chapter 3 History
                        of Corrections in America
April 01            Chapter 4 Punishment of Offenders, Chapter 5, Law of Corrections, Chapter 6
                        The Correctional Client
April 08            Chapter 7 Detention & Short Term Incarceration, Chapter 8 Probation, Chapter 9
                        Intermediate Sanctions & Community Corrections
April 15            Chapter 10 Incarceration, Chapter 11 The Prison Experience, Video Presentation
                        Review for Mid-Term Examination
April 22            Mid-Term Examination Chapters 1, 3-11 (5:00PM/7:30PM) Chapter 12 Incarceration
                        of Women
April 29            Chapter 13 Institutional Management, Chapter 15, Release from Incarceration, Chapter
                        16 Supervision in the Community, Chapter 18 Incarcerations Trends
May 06            Chapter 19 Race, Ethnicity & Corrections, Chapter 20 Death Penalty, Chapter 21
                        Surveillance & Control, Chapter 22 Community Justice, Chapter 23 American
                        Corrections: Looking Ahead, Video Presentation, Review for Final Exam
May 13             Final Class & Final Exam (Chapters 12 &13, 15 & 16, & 18-23)


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
2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least two characteristics for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least one characteristic for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  No characteristics for each aspect are included. (e.g. no evidence of operationally defined competency) Fails to provide evidence of judgment about incarceration 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system over time, for both state and federal systems Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system for either the federal or state systems Using personal home confinement experience and inmate writings, constructs explanations for less than five aspects of the  American incarceration  system Failed to participate in the home confinement project (project and/or books) and failed to produce assigned paper 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using all five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using some (three to four) of the five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) one or two aspects Fails to follow directions and or fails to complete the project as assigned. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates in writing an understanding of many (at least five)  aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing an understand of some (three to four) aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing little understanding of the consequences of America's current incarceration policies by discussing one or two aspects of the incarceration policies. Fails to demonstrate any understanding of the consequences of America's incarceration policies 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies more than 10 concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies less than ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research incorrectly and fails to identity  concepts about incarceration in the paper 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Paper contains no errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains one to five errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains from six to ten errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains numerous errors (more than 10) on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency) Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Demonstrates an understanding of the complexity of the American correctional  system using social, political, and economic concerns Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using two of the concerns (social, political, economic) Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using only a single concern (social, political, economic) No demonstrated evidence of an understanding of the complexity of the American justice system 
Second Literacy  (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
Ethics and Values                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates an understanding of more than  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates an understanding of three to  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates little  understanding of ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system by discussing only one to three of these No demonstrated acquisition of tools for analyzing ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system 

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