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CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections
Hiers, Jody Randall


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections

Semester

U1H 2012 BU

Faculty

Hiers, Jody Randall

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Park University / Master of Public Affairs

Office Location

1925 Duke St., Beaufort SC 29901

Office Hours

M-F /  8am to 5pm

Daytime Phone

843-812-5176

Other Phone

843-575-3827

E-Mail

jody.hiers@park.edu

customk_9s@yahoo.com

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Title:  American Corrections, 9th Edition

Author: Todd Clear, George Cole, and Michael Reisig

Publisher: Wadsworth, Thomsom, Leaning

Year. 2011 – 9th Edition

ISBN:  0-495-80748-6

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
 

The Corrections Connection

The Albany Education Corrections Sourcebook

The American Probation and Parole Association

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice

Bureau of Prisons

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

American Corrections Association

American Jail Association

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Course Description:
CJ232 Introduction Corrections: This basic course discusses correctional concepts from their historical background to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the multi-faced approach to corrections in our society, including the use of alternatives to incarceration. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of inter-activeness based on lectures, readings, writings, and discussion thread dialogues. It is believed that such interaction will lead to the establishment of a life-long quest for knowledge and a continued appreciation for education.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ the vocabulary in corrections and learn to gather, evaluate, and communicate information about the subject effectively.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the American correctional system, its history, its evolution to the present and the future.
  3. Discuss the increasing role of private entities support the public system.
  4. Compare the American system to systems in other nations.
  5. Apply sensitivity to value questions in corrections and understand current issues and be able to communicate various positions on these issues.


Core Assessment:
  • Class participation, quizzes & exams
  • Weekly papers, individual activities with written assignments
  • Term Paper

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Mid-Term Exam: 30% of final grade. Material covered in chapters 1-12
 
Final Exam: 30 % of final grade. Material covered in chapters 13-23
 
Essay: 30% of final grade ,1500-2000 words. Compare and Contrast American Corrections with that of another country.
            APA Format
 
Class Participation: 10% of final grade

Grading:

Mid-Term Exam: 30% of final grade. Material covered in chapters 1-12 (10 Discussion & 40 multiple choice questions)
 
Final Exam: 30 % of final grade. Material covered in chapters 13-23 (10 Discussion & 40 multiple choice questions)
 
Essay: 30% of final grade ,1500-2000 words. Compare and Contrast American Corrections with that of another country.
            APA Format ( graded on spelling, grammer and content).
 
Class Participation: 10% of final grade

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 
  Late submission of materials will result in a reduction of the grade by 10 points per class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are required to participate in class discussions in an orderly and respectful manner. No disruptions are allowed. Any problems should be addressed individually with the professor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

June 4 - Introduction / Syllabus / Chapter 1
June 6 - Chapters 2 and 3
June 11 - Chapters 4, 5 and 6
June 13 - Chapter 7
June 18 - Chapter 8
June 20 - Chapter 9 and 10
June 25 -  Chapters 11 and 12. Mid-Term Review
June 27 - Mid - Term Exam
July 2 - Chapters 13 and 14
July 4 -  Chapters 15 and 16
July 9 - Chapter 17
July 11 -  Chapters 18 and 19, Essays Due
July 16 -  Chapter 20
July 18 - Chapters 21 and 22
July 23 - Chapter 23, Final Review
July 25 - Final Exam

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 93
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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.

  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 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least two characteristics for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least one characteristic for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  No characteristics for each aspect are included. (e.g. no evidence of operationally defined competency) Fails to provide evidence of judgment about incarceration 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system over time, for both state and federal systems Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system for either the federal or state systems Using personal home confinement experience and inmate writings, constructs explanations for less than five aspects of the  American incarceration  system Failed to participate in the home confinement project (project and/or books) and failed to produce assigned paper 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using all five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using some (three to four) of the five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) one or two aspects Fails to follow directions and or fails to complete the project as assigned. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates in writing an understanding of many (at least five)  aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing an understand of some (three to four) aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing little understanding of the consequences of America's current incarceration policies by discussing one or two aspects of the incarceration policies. Fails to demonstrate any understanding of the consequences of America's incarceration policies 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies more than 10 concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies less than ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research incorrectly and fails to identity  concepts about incarceration in the paper 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Paper contains no errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains one to five errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains from six to ten errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains numerous errors (more than 10) on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency) Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Demonstrates an understanding of the complexity of the American correctional  system using social, political, and economic concerns Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using two of the concerns (social, political, economic) Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using only a single concern (social, political, economic) No demonstrated evidence of an understanding of the complexity of the American justice system 
Second Literacy  (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
Ethics and Values                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates an understanding of more than  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates an understanding of three to  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates little  understanding of ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system by discussing only one to three of these No demonstrated acquisition of tools for analyzing ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system 

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