CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections
S2B 2011 BL
DeAngelis, George A.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice AdministrationMaster of Science Administration of Justice and SecurityMaster of Arts Management
21 March-May 15, 2011
5:00 - 10:00 PM
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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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass 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%
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.
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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
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)
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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.
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