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CJ 440 Internship in Crim Just
Plumb, Greg


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 440 Internship in Crim Just

Semester

S1J 2011 PV6

Faculty

Plumb, Greg

Title

Professor of Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. in History & Economics from University of Missouri – Columbia
J.D. from University of Missouri – Columbia

Office Location

MA224 Parkville campus

Office Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Daytime Phone

816-584-6506

E-Mail

greg.plumb@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 10 – March 5, 2011

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

6


Textbook:
No textbook is required for this course.

Additional Resources:

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Course Description:
CJ440 Internship in Criminal Justice: This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.

Educational Philosophy:

The Criminal Justice Department wants students to have a meaningful and memorable practical experience, which supplements classroom learning experiences. The Department expects students to keep a journal of their work activities and to analyze the experiences in the context of classroom learning. Hopefully, internships will lead students further into the areas explored or at least be a worthwhile experience in a complementary career path.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an agency in the criminal justice system by working in it
  2. Reflect on and assess the activities performed as a vocation
  3. Critique the job activities with classmates and/or instructor


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Students will:
   1.  Keep a weekly journal of the internship.  Include in the journal thoughts about the activities participated in, and how the experiences differ or are similar to the information learned in CJ courses. The weekly journal should be submitted in the eCompanion dropbox as directed by the instructor.
   2.  Maintain weekly contact with the professor during the semester so that he/she can count you present. This contact may be telephonic, electronic, or in person.
   3.  If other students are also working internships under this instructor, meet with them during the semester, either in person, by e-mail, or by online discussion.
   4.  At the end of the internship, submit a paper of 6 pages explaining how the student applied the knowledge, skills, and principles presented in classroom setting, and feelings about the experiences.
   5.  Complete 135 hours of work for three hours of credit and 270 hours for six hours of credit.
   6.  Make certain the supervisor sends a confidential report to the professor about student performance in the internship. 

Grading:

·         Complete required number of hours and receive a positive letter from the supervisor                   50%

·         Have discussions with classmates and/or professor                                                                   10%
 
·         Submit weekly journals in a timely manner                                                                               20%

·         Write a six-page paper about the internship experience                                                             20% 

                                                                                                                        TOTAL                100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Failure to report during scheduled times will be counted as absences and will result in the reduction of points.  Late journals or final papers will also result in a reduction of points.  All materials, including letters from the internship supervisor, must be submitted to your professor by the last Friday of finals week.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be present and participate in the weekly discussions with classmates and professor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Students are Responsible for Completing the Following Tasks:

  • Have weekly required discussions with their classmates and/or professor.
  • Complete the required number of hours in the internship successfully.
  • Submit a six (6)-page, computer-generated paper which contains:

1) A description of the agency and its placement in the criminal justice system;

 2)Observations and experiences learned by participation in the internship;

3) A discussion of the positive and negative experiences of the internship, and;

4) Conclusions about how the internships fits into student coursework at this point in his/her university experience.

  • Submit a weekly journal listing the dates and hours worked, and containing a brief description of the activities performed and a reflection on these activities.

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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