CJ 440 Internship in Crim Just
F1J 2011 PV
Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A. in History & Economics from University of Missouri – ColumbiaJ.D. from University of Missouri – Columbia
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
August 15 – October 9, 2011
approval by department chair
Textbook: There is no textbook for this course.
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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
Successful students will:
1. Find a suitable agency to complete the required internship hours.
2. Complete the Attachment A in which the student and the supervisor in the selected agency agree to the duties by both signing.
3. Keep a series of journals of the internship with each journal covering approximately 20 work hours at the internship. Include in the journal thoughts about the activities participated in. These journals should be sent to the instructor as directed.
4. Maintain weekly contact with the instructor during the semester/term so that he/she can count you present. This contact may be telephonic, electronic, or in person, as directed by the instructor.
5. If available, you may discuss your experiences with other students also working in internships.
6. At the end of the internship, send the instructor (as directed by the instructor) a paper of 6 pages covering the following:
Complete required number of hours and receive a positive letter from the supervisor 50%
Have discussions with classmates and/or professor 10%
Submit journals in a timely manner 20%
Write a six-page paper about the internship experience 20%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Failure to report during scheduled times will be counted as absences and will result in the lowering of a grade. Late journals or final papers will result in an incomplete. All materials, including letters from the internship supervisor, must be submitted to your instructor by the last day of the last week of classes for the semester/term.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be present and participate with the few required meetings with instructor (and possibly classmates).
Students have required discussions with their instructor and/or classmates, as directed by the instructor.
Students must complete the required number of hours in the internship successfully.
Students must submit a six page, computer-generated paper.
During the internship students should submit a series of journals listing the date and hours worked and containing a brief description of the activities performed and a reflection on these activities.
The student paper should contain:
a. a description of the organization for whom the student worked;
b. a description of where the student was in the organization and what he/she did;
c. a critical examination of the organization, recommending any improvements; and
d. a critical report evaluating the internship itself and evaluating how well the student thinks he/she did in it.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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