CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
SP 2011 HOA
Hamilton, John R.,, Jr.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration
Monday 1:30-2:30; Tuesday 8:30-11:30; Wednesday 1:30-2:30; Thursday 8:30-11:30; and by appointment
9:00 - 9:50 AM
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The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the learner to conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of the information.
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: Assessment of learning will be through tests, exercises, papers.
Three tests (best 3 out 4 scores) 300 points
(3 chapter tests and 1 final exam)
Essays 300 “
Class participation 160 “
CJi activities (In the news,
Web Activities, Essay
Questions, or Review
TOTAL 900 “
In computing grades, the following scale will be used; however, the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments: A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=less than 60%. In determining grades on papers, major factors to be considered include whether or not the assignment was completed correctly and in a timely manner.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS:
Assignments should be turned in on or before the due on which they are due. Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence. The instructor must be notified (phone, e-mail, or pager) prior to the absence for the absence to be considered excused. Five points will be deducted for papers submitted late and up to five points will be added to papers submitted prior to the due date. THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS GIVEN. THERE WILL BE FOUR TESTS GIVEN BUT ONLY THREE WILL COUNT IN CALCULATING YOUR FINAL GRADE. FIVE (5) POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR EVERY DAY A PAPER IS LATE .
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is expected that members of the class will treat each other with respect and dignity. There will be many different views and opinions and no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class. The use of a laptop computer for note taking is acceptable; however, the use of the computer during class to send e-mails or check social networks such as Facebook is disruptive to the class and will not be allowed. Students should also refrain from using cell phones for texting during the class sessions. Students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson.
The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.
January 10 Introduction to course
January 12 Chapter 1 “The Criminal Justice System”
January 14 Chapter 1
January 17 Dr. Martin Luther King day – no class
January 19 Chapter 1
January 21 Chapter 2 “Defining and Measuring Crime”
January 24 Chapter 2
January 26 Chapter 2
January 28 Chapter 3 “Explaining Criminal Behavior”
January 31 Chapter 3
February 2 Chapter 3
February 4 Test #1
February 7 Chapter 4 “Criminal Law”
February 9 Chapter 4
February 11 Chapter 4
February 14 Chapter 5 “The Police: History, Structure, Functions”
February 16 Chapter 5
February 18 Chapter 5
February 21 President’s Day – no class
February 23 Chapter 6 “The Police and the Constitution”
February 25 Chapter 6
February 28 Chapter 7 “The Police: Issues and Challenges”
March 2 Chapter 7
March 4 Chapter 7 Essay 1 due
March 7 Spring Break – no class
March 9 Spring Break – no class
March 11 Spring Break – no class
March 14 Test #2
March 16 Chapter 8 “The Courts: History, Structure, Key Players
March 18 Chapter 8
March 21 Chapter 8
March 23 Chapter 9 “Pre-Trial Activities and the Criminal Trial”
March 25 Chapter 9
March 28 Chapter 9
March 30 Chapter 10 “Sentencing” and Essay 2 due
April 1 Chapter 10
April 4 Chapter 10
April 6 Test #3
April 8 Chapter 11 “Corrections: History and Institutions”
April 11 Chapter 11
April 13 Chapter 12 “Corrections in the Community”
April 15 Chapter 12
April 18 Chapter 12
April 22 Good Friday – No class
April 25 Chapter 13 “Life Behind Bars”
April 27 Chapter 13
April 29 Chapter 14 “The Juvenile Justice System”
April 30 Chapter 14
(Final Examination: 5/5/2011 8:00-10:00 a.m. )
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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
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERACTIVE WEBSITE: The course textbook comes with the Criminal Justice Interactive (CJi), which requires website access. A link to this will can be found at www.prenhall.com/cji. Some of the course material and assignments will come from this site. Each student must have their own access code, which will be included with your textbook purchase.
Instructions to Register with and Access CJi
· Go online to www.prenhall.com/cji to register and access the course
· Click “Access Web Site” and the click “Register”
· Click “Accept” for license agreement
· Create a username and password and then enter in the access code you received with your textbook
You must use the CJi Class ID listed above for your section to join the CJi class online
· Log in with your personal login name and password
· Click on Join a Class
· When you are prompted for a Class ID, use the one given to you for this section
· Confirm that the instructor name and class information matches your section by clicking Next
· From the Confirmation & Summary page, click Enter Class Now to immediately access the class online
· After joining the class, you will receive a class enrollment confirmation email containing your login name and password.
· Class Activities: For each chapter, we will watch, discuss, answer the CJi episode, learning modules, and myths and issues or do the stimulation activities together.
· Homework: You must do one of the following for each chapter: In the News, Web Activity, Essay Questions, or Review Questions. Your professor will designate the activities you must complete. The homework for each CJi Unit must be completed by midnight on the day before the following class period. These dates will not be marked on the syllabus; it is the student’s responsibility to keep track of due dates.
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