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CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
Getty, Carol P.


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 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin

Semester

SP 2011 HOB

Faculty

Getty, Carol P.

Title

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas City
MS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
BA, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Office Location

Mackay (MC) 20B

Office Hours

Monday 9 - 12, except the first Monday of the month; Wednesday: 9 - 12; Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 - 1; by appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6336

E-Mail

Carol.getty@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 10, May 6, 2011

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Criminal Justice Interactive.  Schmalleger, Frank. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 8th ed, Pearson Education, 2010.  You must purchase this because you need the code that is packaged with the book to access the Criminal Justice Interactive.  Access to Criminal Justice Interactive is via 1) your student access code which comes with the book and 2) the CJi Class ID code which I will give you.    You can not take the course without the code and class ID.  

 

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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.
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Course Description:
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration (MGE): An introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparisons to systems in other nations. Examinations of the various aspects of the administration of the justice systems, including law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies (including probation and parole) and including the increasing role of private entities in the system will be conducted. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

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

  1. Demonstrate the use of basic vocabulary of criminal justice.
  2. Express a basic understanding of the American criminal justice system, its history, nature, and structure (including law enforcement, courts, and corrections) and how it functions, while examining the role of private entities in the CJ system.
  3. Compare the American criminal justice system with systems in other nations.
  4. Explain how the current issues such as juvenile justice, technology, terrorism, and drug use affect the criminal justice system.
  5. Discuss some aspect of a current issue in international criminal justice.
  6. Demonstrate the use of tools for gathering, retrieving, evaluating, and communicating information about criminal justice
  7. Express an appreciation for the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with their cultures.


Core Assessment:

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: 

  • The ride along with the ABC police was not as exciting as I expected after watching many police shows on television.
  • I observed in the DEF courtroom and was surprised to realize that 30 cases processed in an hour
  • The character “Red” played by Morgan Freeman in the movie Shawshank Redemption was institutionalized by his long time in prison and this institutionalization related to the discussion in the text about the appropriateness of long prison sentences.  

To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:

  1. decide on your topic
  2. prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas
  3. write your thesis statement
  4. write the body of the paper
    1. write the main points
    2. write the sub-points
    3. elaborate on the sub-points
  5. write the introduction
  6. write the conclusion
  7. add the finishing touches

 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Assessment of learning will be through tests, quizzes, exercises, papers, and presentations.
 

CJi ACTIVITIES

Students are expected to complete and submit one of the following for each chapter on by Friday on the week the chapter is discussed: In the News, Web Activities, Essay Questions, or Review Questions.   Through the semester you must do at least one of each of these four activities.  In order to do well in this course, it is strongly suggest you complete several of these act ivies each week. 

 

 Repeating, because it take a bit to organize, you may submit chapter one activities as late as Friday, Jan 20, but then no credit will be given for late submission of activities after this date.

 

PARTICIPATION:  If you are absent, you cannot participate so several absences will lower your participation score.  If you wish to have an absence changed from unexcused to excused, you must submit a one page paper on the day you return to class for each day missed explaining the content of the material covered in class(es).

Grading:

Three tests                                                                                                       450 points                              

Essays                                                                                                             300                                       

Class participation                                                                                           110                                       

CJi review activities: In the News, Web Activities,

       Essay Questions, or Review Questions                                                   140                                        

 

                                                  TOTAL                                                         1000 points                                        

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:

The 14 CJi assignments must be turned in by Friday of the week in which the chapter is discussed.  No credit will be given if these assignments are late.  However, late assignments will be accepted until January 20th to allow students to get organized and get into the course. 

 

Five points per day will be deducted for papers submitted late.

 

There will be no makeup tests given. Only three out of the four tests given will be counted in your final grade.  Thus, if you have three test scores you like, you need not take the final.  If you miss a test, this is the one which will not be counted; you must then take the remaining three tests including the final.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

It is expected that members of the class will treat each other with respect and dignity. Using a computer except to take notes, using cell phone during class is NOT demonstrating respect to the professor or to your classmates who are seriously trying to learn.  Engaging in these activities will cause your participation grade to be lowered.
There will be many different views and opinions and no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class.  In order to receive an excellent grade, students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson and be able to demonstrate their preparedness.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.

 

Week 1

Jan 11

Chapter 1: The Criminal Justice System

 

 

Jan 13

Chapter 1

 

Week 2

Jan 18

Chapter 2: Defining and Measuring Crime

 

 

Jan 20

Chapter 2

 

Week 3

Jan 25

Chapter 3:Explaining Criminal Behavior

 

 

Jan 27

Chapter 3

 

Week 4

Feb 01

Test 1

 

 

Feb 03

Chapter 4: Criminal Law

 

Week 5

Feb 08

Chapter 4

 

 

Feb 10

Chapter 5: The Police: History, Structure, Functions

Essay on Policing is due

Week 6

Feb 15

Chapter 5

 

 

Feb 17

Chapter 6:The Police and the Constitution

 

Week 7

Feb 22

Chapter 6

 

 

Feb 24

Chapter 7: The Police: Issues and Challenges

 

Week 8

Mar 01

Chapter 7

 

 

Mar 03

Test 2

 

Spring Break

08 - 10

 

 

Week 10

Mar 15

Chapter 8:The Courts: History, Structure, Key Players

 

 

Mar 17

Chapter 8 and Chapter 9: Pre-trial Activities and the Criminal Trial

 

Week 10

Mar 23

Chapter 9

Essay on Courts is due

 

Mar 25

Chapter 10:Sentencing

 

Week 11

Mar 30

Chapter 10

 

 

Apr 1

Test 3

 

Week 12

Apr 6

Chapter 11:Corrections: History and Institutions

 

 

Apr 8

Chapter 11

 

Week 13

Apr 13

Chapter 12: Corrections in the Community

 

 

Apr 15

Chapter 12

 

Week 14

Apr 20

Chapter 13: Life Behind Bars

Essay on Corrections is due

 

Apr 22

Chapter 13

 

Week 15

Apr 27

Chapter 14: The Juvenile Justice System

 

 

Apr 29

Chapter 14

 

FINAL 

Thursday, May 5

8 - 10

 

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 .

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and four or more other sources into a consistent whole Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and three other sources into a consistent whole Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and less than three other sources into a confusing essay Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with a text but fails to use others sources and essay is unorganized 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Analyzes key elements from all sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Analyzes and key elements from all five sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Mentions but does not utilize key elements from sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Doesn't recognize and/or use key elements from sources 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Appraises the sources into a congruous and thoughtful essay (thoughtful implies original thinking) Appraises the sources into a congruous essay Essay appraises limited sources into a suitable whole Evaluation is not present in the artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
By using multiple (more than 8) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the terminology in an introductory CJ course By using many (about 8) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates the expected understanding of the terminology By using less only a few (5) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates less understanding than expected By not using words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of the terminology in a CJ 100 course 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
By discussing multiple (more than 5) key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of key concepts By discussing many (about 5) key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates the expected understanding of key concepts By failing to discuss key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates a less then expected understanding of key concepts An artifact that fails to discuss key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections is unsatisfactory 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The essay shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of  terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The essay contains fewer than 5 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains 5 to 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains more than 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains so many errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) that it is difficult to read 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact contains less than 2 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact contains 2 to 3 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact contains more than 3 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact is missing some of the required components or they are inappropriately completed 

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