CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
SP 2011 HOB
Getty, Carol P.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas CityMS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZBA, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Mackay (MC) 20B
Monday 9 - 12, except the first Monday of the month; Wednesday: 9 - 12; Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 - 1; by appointment
January 10, May 6, 2011
8:45 - 10:00 AM
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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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:
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).
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:
The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.
Chapter 1: The Criminal Justice System
Chapter 2: Defining and Measuring Crime
Chapter 3:Explaining Criminal Behavior
Chapter 4: Criminal Law
Chapter 5: The Police: History, Structure, Functions
Essay on Policing is due
Chapter 6:The Police and the Constitution
Chapter 7: The Police: Issues and Challenges
08 - 10
Chapter 8:The Courts: History, Structure, Key Players
Chapter 8 and Chapter 9: Pre-trial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Essay on Courts is due
Chapter 11:Corrections: History and Institutions
Chapter 12: Corrections in the Community
Chapter 13: Life Behind Bars
Essay on Corrections is due
Chapter 14: The Juvenile Justice System
Thursday, May 5
8 - 10
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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.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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