CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
S2B 2012 BL
Martinez, Jorge A.
Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Criminal Justice AdministrationMaster of Business Administration, Criminal Justice AdministrationMaster of Science of Information Technology Management
Building 639, Room 20
5:00 - 7:30 pm
19 March - 13 May , 2012
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Schmalleger, Frank (2012). Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.:Prentice Hall
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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:
There will be two quizzes collectively valued at 10% of the total grade. In addition, there will be a mid-term and final examination valued at 25% each. Additionally, each student will be required to complete a core assessment assignment valued at 20%. For this class, the course assessment will be three essays valued at 04% each for a total value of 12%. Detail information concerning the essays will be discussed in class. Participation will factor 08% of the total grade. Additional class work may also be assigned during the term as per the discretion of the facilitator. Example: Students who are absent will be required to submit an outline and a 300 word summary for each of the chapters covered in class. The make-up work must be sent via drop-box by the beginning of the next class meeting. Failure to submit will result in two point deduction in addition to the absence.
(Note: attendance is a component of participation)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: First and foremost, this is not an on-line class. Therefore, students who cannot commit to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Students are expected to attend class on time and to remain for the entire period. Continuous tardiness will impact participation grade. Leaving class early must be approved by the facilitator in order to receive attendance credit. Students must realize that due to the compressed schedule, class time is critical. Continued tardiness of 30 minutes or more will be cause for marking the student absent for that class period. Students missing class must personally notify the instructor via phone or email as soon as possible (do not text message). Asking a student to relay messages to the instructor will not be considered proper notification. Determination of what is an excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policies. (See below) Students who miss the first day of class will miss important information about the class format, syllabus, text, exams, and core assessment assignment. This information will not be repeated due to limited class time. However, it will be your responsibility to become familiar with this information. Students who are disruptive, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student, guest, or faculty will be removed from the class. Rude conducts towards the instructor includes disruptive chattering, doing homework, reading a book (other than the text) or newspaper, sleeping, or continuously leaving class to answer cell phone. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the class. Such conduct includes plagiarism and dishonesty (in any manner or degree). Both will not be tolerated. Submitting the same work (presumably your work) for two different assignments is not plagiarism but it is considered unethical, even if the two assignments were completed for different classes. If it is discovered that a paper or other assignment was previously prepared for another course, or learning institution, it is an academic impropriety and will result in a "0" grade. Coursework must uphold the high standards of academic integrity. Nonacademic information resources, such as Wikipedia.org, Ask.com, Encarta.msn.com, Infoplease.com, etc are not allowed because they are not credible, accurate, or peer reviewed.Computer technologies make writing and revising easier. However, students must recognize that technology can also cause problems. Problems can occur such as printers running out of ink and hard drives crashing. Nevertheless students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of these issues. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. Assignments will be delivered via E-companion drop-box in a compatible file.
Mar 19 Course Orientation, Chapter 1 “What is Criminal Justice?”
Mar 21 Chapter 2 “The Crime Picture”
Apr 30 Chapter 12 “Prison Life” Essay #3 due
May 02 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 “Juvenile Justice” Quiz #2
May 07 Review Final Exam / Final Exam, Research Paper Due
May 09 Final Class & Final Exam Review (Chapters 1-13)
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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 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
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