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CJ 221 Criminal Procedure
Cuellar, Alejandro C.


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 221 Criminal Procedure

Semester

F2B 2011 BL

Faculty

Cuellar, Alejandro C.

Title

Adjunct Faculty: Criminal Justice Department

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (University of Texas at El Paso)
Juris Doctorate (Washburn University School of Law)

Office Location

500 E. San Antonio Ste. 501; El Paso, TX 79901

Office Hours

Appointment Only

Daytime Phone

915-820-0291

E-Mail

alejandro.cuellar@park.edu

Semester Dates

Monday Oct. 17 - Sunday Dec. 11, 2011

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


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Additional Resources:

Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, 10th ed., by Federico, Fradella, & Totten (Wadsworth Cengage 2009)

ISBN # 0-495-5-720-2

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Course Description:
CJ221 Criminal Procedure: This basic course examines the procedures to be followed in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections in the processing of the criminal case, from the crime to the end of punishment. The law of search and seizure and the right to counsel in each of the three segments of the criminal justice system are among the topics that will be examined. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, websites, and writings.   I will engage each learner in discussion to encourage the lively exploration of ideas and issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the history and development of criminal procedures in the American criminal justice system.
  2. Identify the agencies involved in the criminal justice system and how each fits into the criminal justice process; while increasing knowledge about the operation of the court system on the federal and state level.
  3. Recognize the current social issues and relationships to the criminal justice system; e.g. victim rights.
  4. Explain the need for balance between social order and civil liberties in American criminal justice.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Appreciate criminal procedure, the gatekeeper for due process.
  2. Apply court decisions to current criminal justice issues.
  3. Understand the balance between national security and personal freedom.
Core Assessment:

Students will write an essay comparing and contrasting the approaches to criminal procedure by the U.S. Supreme Court under both Chief Justices Earl Warren and William Rehnquist. The essay should focus on their significant decisions and the effects they had on the balance between social order maintenance and individual liberties. The essay should address the effects of the Supreme Court’s decisions on law enforcement in the United States. Discuss the Supreme Court’s current approach to balancing civil liberties against public order maintenance.

The essay must include:

  1. A cover page
  2. An introduction
  3. 6 to 8 typewritten double spaced pages of text (i.e. about 1,500 to 2,000 words)
  4. A reference page containing a minimum of six (6) course-external court sources
The essay must be written in APA or MLA style

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

  • Class Participation                20 points
  • Mid-term Exam                    20 points
  • Final Exam                           30 points
  • Core Assessment                 30 points
Total                                             100 points

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO READ ALL ASSIGNED MATERIAL PRIOR TO CLASS AND TO BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS THE ASSIGNED MATERIAL!!!

Grading:
90-100   A
80-89     B
70-79     C
60-69     D
0-59       F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The Core Assessment is integral to this course.  Therefore, failure to complete the Core Assessment and turn it on time will result in a failing grade for the course.

The Final Exam is NOT a take-home exam.

The Final Exam is NOT open book or open note.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Be punctual to every class meeting and attend every class meeting.
  • Be courteous and respectful to the professor and to your classmates.
  • No profanity will be used.
  • Come prepared to every class meeting.
  • Participation is a MUST and will be expected of everyone

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

  • October 21 - Syllabus Review, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2
  • October 28 - Chapter 3 and Chapter 4
  • November 4 - Chapter 5 and Chapter 6
  • November 11-Midterm Exam and Chapter 7
  • November 18 - Chapter 8 and Chapter 9
  • November 25 - Chapter 10 and Chapter 11
  • December 2 - Chapter 12, 13, and 14
  • December 9 - Review session and 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

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
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The essay demonstrates a thorough appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as a congruous and thoughtful exposition of ideas. The essay demonstrates a satisfactory appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as a thoughtful exposition of ideas. The essay demonstrates a minimal appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as a disparate exposition of ideas. The essay demonstrates no appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as an incongruous exposition of ideas. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The essay is a consolidated integration of the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. Extends research well beyond minimum requirements. The essay is a presents the fundamental principles of criminal procedure, but integration of themes is weak. The essay responds to individual issues of criminal procedure, but without integration or consolidation of ideas. No evidence of combining researched material into a consistent whole. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Essay completely examines the fundamental principles of criminal procedure.  It analyzes key elements using 6 or more course-external sources. Essay examines the fundamental principles of criminal procedure, but may miss a few points.  It analyzes key elements using 5 course-external sources. Essay fails to satisfactorily examine the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. It analyzes key elements using 1-4 course-external sources. Essay fails to examine the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. It uses no course-external sources. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The essay shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay shows minimal use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Essay conveys complete and exceptional information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. Essay conveys sufficient information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. Essay conveys minimal information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. Essay conveys no information on the fundamental principles of criminal procedure. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Essay contains all required technical components: 6-8 pages in length (excluding required cover and reference pages), typed, double-spaced.   Written in APA or MLA Style.  Contains fewer than five grammatical or spelling errors. Essay contains most required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors but errors do not detract from understanding. Written in APA or MLA Style, but may have a few formatting errors. Essay contains few required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors that detract from understanding. APA or MLA Style usage is barely evident. Essay contains no required technical components. There are so many errors in the APA or MLA writing convention, in the paper presentation, or in grammar and/or spelling that it is difficult to read. 

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