CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
S1T 2013 DLB
White, Harry O.,, Jr.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D. Urban Studies with concentration on Administration of JusticeMPA, Organizatonal Behavior, M.Ed. CJ Education, BS administration of justice
0900-1100 (Mountain time zone) Monday through Thursday. Other times by appointment
14 January - 10 March 2013
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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
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:
The use of resources such as Answers, Wikipedia, Encarta, Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Blogs or other similar sources are inappropriate for any aspect of this course. If using outside sources, which is certainly acceptable, they must be given attribution and copy and paste is not permitted. The source should be paraphrased in your own word and cited consistent with APA formatting. If there are questions about APA formatting models please refer tlo PDL200 the Park Online Writing Lab
Student evaluation will be based on individual performance on examinations, written reports, and class participation. The total points possible points is 1000 and alphabetical grades are based on the following scale.
Quizzes (5 @ 40 points each.............................................200 Points
Essays (3 @ 70 points each)............................................ 210 Points
Introduction and email (10 points each).................................20 points
Final................................................................................................ 200 points
Discussions (8 @ 15 points each)...................................... 120 Points
A = 900 - 1000, B = 800 - 899, C = 700 - 799, D = 600 - 699, F = <600
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: This is an online course which involves a great deal of participation in the threaded discussions. It is expected that all students will engage one another in a professional and courteous manner. The online classroom is an environment whereby opinions and positions can be openly expressed, regardless of their popularity. To that end any personal criticism or ridicule is not appropriate. Debate, on the other hand, is encouraged. It is believed that exchange of different ideas will result in the intellectual growth of everyone.
January 21 - 27, 2013
Chapter 3: Criminal Law
Assignments: Complete Quiz#1, week discussion and Proctor request form.
January 28 - February 3, 2013
Chapter 4: Policing: Purpose and Organization
Assignments: Complete Quiz#2 week 3 discussion and essay #1.
February 4 - 10, 2013
Chapters 5: Legal Aspects of Policing
Chapter 6: Policing Issues and Challenges
Assignments: Complete Midterm and the week 4 discussion.
February 11 - 17, 2013
Chapters 7: Courts: Structure and Participants
Chapter 8: The courtroom work group adn the criminal trial
Assignments: Complete Quiz#3, the week 5 discussion and essay #2.
February 18 - 24, 2013
Chapters 9: Sentencing
Chapter 10: Probation, parole and community corrections
Assignments: Complete Quiz#4 and week 6 discussion: Submit the core assessment essay
February 25 - March 3, 2013
Chapters 11: Prison and jails
Chapter 12: Prison life
Assignments: Complete Quiz#5, the week 7 discussion and essay #3.
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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 95
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 98
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