CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
S2I 2012 EMC
Gliwa, Stefan A.
BS Criminal Justice, The Defiance CollegeBA Business Administration, The Defiance College
Fox Company Command Post
M-W-F 1700 to 1800 or by appointment
1830-2000 (Tues & Thurs) 0900-1200 Saturday
Textbook: Criminal Justice: Brief Introduction, 9th Edition
Author: Frank Schmalleger
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the history, nature, structure, and function of the criminal justice system in America, with comparisons to systems in other nations. Examinations of the various aspects of the administration of the justice systems, including law enforcement, courts, correctional agencies (including probation and parole), and including the increasing role of private entities in the system will be conducted. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesCore Assessment:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Online Quizzes (Due Sunday of the Week Assigned) Each student is to access and take the self-grading online quizzes as assigned to the various weeks in the course. There are a total of 5 online quizzes to be taken. Each quiz is worth 40 points with a combined aggregate point value of 200 points i.e., 20% of the total 1000 point grading scale utilized in the computation of the student's end of course grade.
Online Mid-term Exam (Due Sunday of Week 4) Each student is to access and take the self-grading online Mid-term exam as assigned to be completed in week 4 of the course. The mid-term exam is worth 250 points i.e., 25% of the total 1000 point grading scale utilized in the computation of the student's end of course grade.
Essay Project - Core Assessment (Due Sunday of Week 6) Each student is to complete the written essay project reflected in week one. This assignment is due by No-Later-Than (NLT) Sunday of week six. The essay assignment is worth 230 points i.e., 23% of the total 1000 point grading scale utilized in the computation of the student's end of course grade.
Quizzes: Five 40 points each Total: 200 Points 20%
End of Course Essay: 230 Points 23%
Midterm: 250 points 25%
Final: 200 points 20%
Discussions: Eight 15 points each Total: 120 Points 12%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Each week's work must be completed by Midnight Central Standard Time (CST) on Sunday. Discussion (student classroom participation) work must be posted in the classroom not later than Sunday of the week assigned. I will not accept these via email. They must be posted in the classroom e.g.., End of Course Essay in the week 6 drop box and week one discussion question in week one discussion message board in order to be scored. Posting placed in the wrong classroom message board and or written assignments not in the drop box will not be scored. Late discussion thread postings and end of course essays by students will receive a 5 (five)-point penalty for each day late after the due date up to 7 days. The required discussion posting(s) or other assignments i.e., not posted or completed after 7 days of their due date will not be scored and will receive the grade of zero. In addition, no work received after the last Saturday of the term will be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Policy #1: Communicate. If you are experiencing any confusion over course material, technical difficulties that are not being resolved and are preventing you from completing your assignments, or general questions about the course, let me know as soon as possible. Note that if you wait until Sunday afternoon there is little chance of getting an answer before the assignment is due, so plan ahead.
Policy #2: Please post all questions of a general nature in the Office, Student Chat Area, or weekly discussion threads. Posting them in the threaded discussion area will allow your fellow students to benefit from your questions. And remember, there are no stupid/silly questions. We are all here to learn!
Policy #3: E-Mail Procedures and Submitting Assignments
General e-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class. (You might be surprised at how many emails I get with nothing but something like "firstname.lastname@example.org" as an identifier.)
My Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently. I will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable).
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Rich Text Format (RTF) or txt formats only. To save a file in either of these formats, click the drop down triangle next to the "Save as" box at the bottom of the save window. Because of viruses being transmitted via Word documents, I will not open any sent to me in "doc" format. (The link that indicates that it is ok to send Word documents (doc files) is incorrect!)
Policy #4: Workload/Due Dates. Each week's work must be completed by Midnight Central Standard Time (CST) on Sunday. Discussion (student classroom participation) work must be posted in the classroom not later than Sunday of the week assigned. I will not accept these via email. They must be posted in the classroom e.g.., week one discussion question in week one discussion message board in order to be scored. Posting placed in the wrong classroom message board will not be graded and will not be scored. Late discussion thread postings by a student will receive a 5 (five)-point penalty for each day late after the due date up to 7 days. The required discussion posting(s) or other assignments i.e., not posted or completed after 7 days of there due date will not be scored and will receive the grade of zero. In addition, no work received after the last Saturday of the online term will be scored.
Policy #5: Mid Term Examination A online Mid Term Examination will be offered during the fourth week of the class. It will cover the first 8 chapters of the textbook.
Policy #6: End of Course Essay Project: The end of course essay project must be submitted to the drop box provided for it not later than Sunday of week six. Late submission of the essay project will receive a grade penalty. Essay projects not submitted for grading by its due date shall receive a 5 (five)-point penalty for each day late up to 7 days. Essay project homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored and will receive a zero.
Comprehensive Final Examination A comprehensive examination must be taken in person at one of the Park's sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by the university and the instructor where Park University sites are not available. All Park sites are prepared to proctor exams and are the preferred choice. Unless you are more then two hours from a Park site, you are expected to use one of them to take your exam. (Exceptions will be carefully screened as per the directions I receive from the University. If your situation is exceptional, contact me before you submit your proctor form with details of your situation.)
For these proctored examinations, photo identification is required.
A proctor information form will be provided by Park at an address to be provided later.
If you are unable to make arrangements with someone who meets these criteria, contact the instructor for acceptable alternatives.
A proctor with email is much desired over one without email. Faxing and/or mailing are both relatively expensive, time consuming, and more prone to problems than email.
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Week 1: August 20 - 26
Chapter and Topics: CH1 and CH2: Overview of American Criminal, multiculturalism, UCR, NCVS and special categories of crime
Assignments: Complete the WK 1 discussion
Week 2: August 27 - September 2
Chapter and Topics: CH 3: Criminal Law
Assignments: Complete Qz#1, WK 2 Discussion and Proctor form.
Week 3: September 3 - 9
Chapter and Topics: CH 4 Policing: Purpose and Organization
Assignments: Complete Qz#2 and WK 3 Discussion.
Week 4: September 10 - 16
Chapter and Topics: CH5 and CH6: Legal Aspects of Policing and Policing Issues and Challenges
Assignments: Complete Midterm and the WK 4 Discussion.
Week 5: September 17 - 23
Chapter and Topics: CH 7 and CH 8: Courts: Structure and Participants, Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Assignments: Complete Qz#3 and the WK 5 Discussion.
Week 6: September 24 - 30
Chapter and Topics: CH 9 and CH 10: Sentencing, Probation and Parole
Assignments: Complete Qz#4, WK 6 Discussion, and submit End of Course Essays
Week 7: October 1 - 7
Chapter and Topics: CH11 and CH12: Prison Life
Assignments: Complete Qz#5 and the WK 7 Discussion.
Week 8: October 8 - 14
Chapter and Topics: CH 13: Juvenile Justice
Assignments: Complete Final Exam and WK 8 Discussion.
Last Updated:7/19/2012 10:57:06 PM