CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Just.
S1T 2012 DL
White, Harry O.,, Jr.
Ph.D. Urban Studies (Criminal Justice/Organizational Behavior;MPA; M.Ed. (Criminal Justice Education);BS (Administration of Justice)
M-Th 0900-1100 (MST)
January 16 - March 11, 2012
EN 105, EN 106, passing the WCT and senior standing.
Textbook: Hickey, T. J., (2010). Taking sides: Clashing views in crime and criminology (9th ed.) McGraw-Hill
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Salkind, Neil, Exploring Research, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000.
Rudestam, Kjell Erik and Newton, Rae, R. Surviving Your Dissertation. Newberry Park: Sage Publications, 1992.
Booth, Wayne C., Colomb, Gregory G, and Williams, Joseph M. The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Bolker, Joan, Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1998.
Fryxell, David, How to Write Fast. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books. 1992.
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Educational Philosophy: Student-oriented discussions of assigned readings and topics are the focus of this course. It is expected that students will be prepared to engage in discussions of all assigned materials in the threaded discussion portion of the course activities. Students will assume the lead voice in all discussion with the role of the professor to facilitate, guide, encourage and ensure focus. All assignments are designed to evaluate the student's achievement of the performance objectives. Tests are not for the purpose of grade assignment. Rather, to ascertain the level of understanding of the basic concepts of law enforcement and policing. All materials contained in the text book are the responsibility of the student.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Thesis - 39%
Defense of thesis - 4.4%
Participation in discussion area (current issues) - 13.9%
Participation in discussion area (Thesis-related) - 8.8%
Written responses to Assignment questions in drop box (Thesis-Related) - 7.9%
Final exam on current issues 26%
All graded items are based on the following matrix
Number of points
689 and below
59.9 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Even though this course is asynchronous there must be a schedule as a guide. Assignments and examinations cannot be made up, ex post facto. All course requirements and due dates are clearly indicated in the syllabus and outline. It is a matter of fairness because once the assignments and examinations have been posted there is potential for compromise. Therefore, make-up assignments and examinations are discouraged and will be available only for emergency reasons, appropriately documented. Further, the date due is the last but not the first date any assignment can be submitted. In other words papers, these tasks can be completed or accomplished at any time, before the deadline. It is a good idea to accomplish the task early so that personal events do not preclude a timely completion of the assignment.
I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY LATE WORK.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Online Course Policies:
Policy #1: Submission of Work:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am EST and Sunday at 11:59 PM EST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.
Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats. However, if there are formatting issues relative to the grading rubric they may only be preserved in MS Word. Other platform may destroy the formatting which may result in lower grade
Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
General email: Students must only use Park email for private messages to Dr. White and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to Dr. White and/or other members of our class.
Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.
Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.
Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.
If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact Dr. White immediately.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Academic 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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