CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
SP 2012 HOB
Hamilton, John R.,, Jr.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration
Monday 9:00-11:00 and 1:30-2:30; Tuesday 1:00-2:00; Wednesday 9:00-11:00 and 1:30-2:30; Thursday 1:00-2:00; and by appointment
January 16, 2012 - May 12, 2012
8:45 - 10:00 AM
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: Assessment of learning will be through tests, exercises, papers
Four tests 400 points
(3 chapter tests and 1 final exam)
Essays 300 “
Class participation 100 “
TOTAL 800 “
In computing grades, the following scale will be used; however, the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments: A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=less than 60%. In determining grades on papers, major factors to be considered include whether or not the assignment was completed correctly and in a timely manner.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments should be turned in on or before the due on which they are due. Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence. The instructor must be notified (phone, e-mail, or pager) prior to the absence for the absence to be considered excused. Five points will be deducted for papers submitted late and up to five points will be added to papers submitted prior to the due date. MAKE-UP EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE NEXT SCHEDULED CLASS SESSION. FIVE (5) POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR EVERY DAY A PAPER IS LATE . NO PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE LAST SCHEDULED CLASS PERIOD FOR THE SEMESTER
Classroom Rules of Conduct: It is expected that members of the class will treat each other with respect and dignity. There will be many different views and opinions and no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class. The use of a laptop computer for note taking is acceptable; however, the use of the computer during class to send e-mails or check social networks such as Facebook is disruptive to the class and will not be allowed. Students should also refrain from using cell phones for texting during the class sessions. Students should come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson
January 17 Introduction to course
January 19 Chapter 1 “What is Criminal Justice?”
January 24 Chapter 1
January 26 Chapter 2 “The Crime Picture”
January 31 Chapter 2
February 2 Chapter 3 “Criminal Law”
February 7 Chapter 3
February 9 Test #1
February 14 Chapter 4 “Policing: Purpose and Organizations”
February 16 Chapter 4
February 21 Chapter 5 “Policing: Legal Aspects”
February 23 Chapter 5 Essay 1 due - Policing
February 28 Chapter 6 “Policing: Issues and Challenges”
March 1 Chapter 6
March 6 Test #2
March 8 Chapter 7 “The Courts”
March 13 Spring Break-no class
March 15 Spring Break-no class
March 20 Chapter 7
March 22 Chapter 8 “The Courtroom Workgroup and the
March 27 Chapter 8
March 29 Chapter 9 “Sentencing”
April 3 Chapter 9
April 5 Test #3
April 10 Chapter 10 “Probation, Parole, and Community
April 12 Chapter 10 Essay 2 due - Courts
April 17 Chapter 11 “Prisons and Jails”
April 19 Chapter 11
April 24 Chapter 12 “Prison Life” and Essay 3 due
April 26 Chapter 12
May 1 Chapter 13 “Juvenile Justice”
May 3 Chapter 13. No papers will be accepted after this date
(Final Exam: 5/10/2012 8:00-10:00 a.m.)
ALL ESSAYS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE DROPBOX ON E-COMPANION
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