CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just
F1Z 2012 ML
101 River Drive North
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 2012 through Sunday, October 14, 2012
7:45 - 10:15 PM
Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional / With CD
Ferdico, John N.
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Additional Resources: We will be studying Supreme Court cases in detail. The book will be used for reference only. Copies of the cases will be provided by the instructor.
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Educational Philosophy: I expect that you have read the assigned materials for class and are ready to have an informed discussion. This class will be very interactive. Lecture will be limited.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ400, you must conduct research on a constitutional issue approved by your instructor and write a paper analyzing what you find, using U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and court cases to support how you would solve the constitutional issue, and discussing social policy implications of your solution to the issue.
The purposes in conducting this research and writing this paper are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, using the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; use this information to propose a solution to a constitutional issue; discuss social policy implications of your solution; and present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this research paper, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least 3,750 words or fifteen computer-generated/typewritten double-spaced pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in constitutional law, and how constitutional provisions, statutes, and case decisions are interrelated. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must use correct APA format in source citations in both the body of the paper and in the reference page.
You will present your paper in class during the last week of class. If you are taking this course online, you will answer questions from your classmates about your paper in a discussion thread created for this purpose.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not be tolerated in this class. Letter grade will be deducted for every day something is late, unless arrangements have been made previously.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: We are going to be addressing some very heavy topics in this class. Students are expected to treat everyones opinions with respect. Since the class is primarily discussion, we need everyone to be comfortable expressing their ideas. In this class, the "there are no stupid questions" addage is especially applicable.
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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.
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Last Updated:7/16/2012 11:57:41 AM