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CJ 221 Criminal Procedure
Granger-Fenger, Gina


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

F2J 2012 PV

Faculty

Granger-Fenger, Gina

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice/Sociology

Degrees/Certificates

AA Santa Rosa Junior College
BA UMKC-Kansas City: Double Major Psychology /Sociology
K-State Masters Secondary Education 2002

Office Location

Parkville Campus   Rm TBD

Office Hours

4:30 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.  Tuesdays

Daytime Phone

816.896.5617 (cell)  Students can leave message

Other Phone

816/587-5091 Home (there is no answering machine) Can call after 5 pm and before 9:30 pm.

E-Mail

Gina.GrangerFenger@park.edu

gdfenger3@juno.com

Semester Dates

October 22 - December 10, 2012

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional 10th ed.

by John N. Ferdico,Henry F. Fradella and Christopher D. Totten

Publisher: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2009
Paper Text, 842pgs.
ISBN- 13:978-0-495-09547-7
ISBN-10:0-495-09547-8

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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://www.supremecourtsus.gov/
http://www.innocenceprojects.org/
http://www.foiadvocates.com/links
http://www.dea.gov/
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs
http://http://www.lawresearch.com/vz/cusdoj.htm

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:

I really love teaching this course, so hopefully this fact translates into fun, excitement and a great learning opportunity for all my students. There will be lots of critical thinking, reading (it's a must), and writing. This class is about exploring ideas of the criminal justice system and how it impacts our daily lives and more importantly our legal lives. Therefore, all students will be expected to interact on many levels through the use of visual media, class discussions, group activities, and the presentation of paper along with reading all required chapters before each class. Also included are lectures, quizzes, class dialogues, and examinations. In this class you will be asked to look at all information given in this class using critical thinking skills and examined for yourself the validity, the lifelong value to you, your family and the society in which you live in.

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. Demonstrate the ability to write a basic but comprehensive essay.
  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.
  5. Discuss the history and development of criminal procedures in the American criminal justice system.
  6. Learn just how much crime "there really is" and how it effects our view of the courts, law enforcement, and crime prevention in America.
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:

Each week you will have regular learning activities:

Readings – Textbook and supplemental

Lectures –
Multimedia Presentations

Discussions - Answer three discussion questions and post at least two responses to someone else's postings.

Quizzes - Complete the quizzes in week 1,2,3, 5, 6 and 7.

Essays- Complete the required essay by Sunday midnight CST of week 6. This core assignment: paper / essays will require a 10 minute class presentation.

Midterm Exam - Complete the midterm exam in Week 4.

Final Exam – Complete the final exam in Week 8.

Introductions - Submit a short paragraph to introduce yourself.
 
One Extra Credit Paper Ten Ouestions

Grading:


Assignment

Possible Points

Total Points

Total %

Discussion (8)

30pts each

240

24.0

Quizzes (6)

20 pts each

120

12.0

Core Assignment/Paper

240 pts

240

24.0

Midterm

200 pts

200

20.0

Final Exam

200 pts

200

20.0

TOTAL


1000

100 %

Grading:
In determining the number of points given to assignments or activities the major factors will be the following:
1. Was the instructions followed?
2. Was the work completed and handed in on time?
3. Did the student show interest and critical thinking in completing the assignment(s)?
4. Was the student involved with the class discussions esp.,with other students?
5. Did the student show some creativity and critical thinking as it releated to their core assignment paper /essasys?
6. And remember you must read all the textbook chapters! Failure to read the textbook will show up in all class assignments and in your final grade.

1000 - 900 = A
 899 - 799  = B
 798 -  673 = C
 672  - 520 = D
 519 or below = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:


Late submissions will not be accepted without the prior approval of the instructor.

Students must turn in Core Assignment on time. If a student fails to give 10 minute class presentation 100 points will be substracted from the core assignment / paper total.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Sometimes, if not most of the time we will discuss controversial topics and have people who disagree with each other. You and I both must remember that while each of us has a right to our own opinion, we must respect the right of others to have differing opinions. Calling someone or some idea "stupid or dumb" creates a defensive communication climate and hampers the ability of all of us to learn. Think before you criticize. Remember, what makes America great is that we do not have to ALL think alike!

  • If anyone in class makes a comment you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately and first. Apologies and policy changes are best handled in the classroom.
  • Profanity is never acceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • No side bars in class while others are speaking.
  • No cells phones, no texting, no reading emails in class, and no talking on your cell phones in class. If you must take a call leave the room 1st.
  • If you are going to be absence from class it is your responsibility to notify me before class. If you are absence from class it is your responsibility to make up missed assignments.
  • Being excussed from class does not include the following reasons;CHIEFS GAMES, Vegas, or Holiday Parties.

 Please come talk to me personally when you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the class. It is less frustrating for both of us if you ask questions before the assignment is due, rather than after it has already affected your performance or your grade. Do not email me 5 minutes before class about why you can not be there or why you will not be turning in a required assignment. If for some reason you can not hand in an assignments on time YOU must speak to me either in person or on the phone no voice mail, email or text will be accepted; this way there will be no misunderstandings.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1     10.23.12 


Readings


Chapter 1 Individual Rights Under the United states Constitution Pgs. 1-50

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Quiz (20 pts)
 
Extra Credit assignment Ten Questions Due Week 2 up to 100 pts.

WEEK 2   10.29.12


Readings


Chapter 2 Criminal Courts,Pretrial Processes,and trials - Pgs.52-113

Chapter 3 Basic Underlying Concepts:The Exclusionary Rule,Privacy,Probable Cause,and Reasonableness - Pgs.116-171

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Quiz (20 pts)

Turn in EXTRA Credit Ten Questions with a 5 Minute Class Presentation.


WEEK 3  11.06.12


Readings


Chapter 4 Criminal Investigatory Search Warrants -Pgs. 182-241

Chapter 5 Administrative Searches,Special Needs Searches,and Electronic Surveillance -Pgs. 246-297

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Quiz (20 pts)


WEEK 4   11.13.12


Readings


Chapter 6 Arrest - Pgs. 304-354

Chapter 7 Stops and Frisks - Pgs. 362-435

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Mid Term Exam (200 pts)


WEEK 5       11.20.12


Readings


Chapter 8 Searches Incident to Arrest and Protective Sweeps - Pgs. 440-476

Chapter 9 Consent Searches - Pgs. 482-524

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Quiz (20 pts)


WEEK 6   11.27.12


Readings


Chapter 10 The Plain View Doctrine- Pgs. 530- 571


Chapter 11 Search and Seizure of Vehicles and Containers - Pgs. 578-620

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Quiz (20 pts)

Essay Due (240 pts) As noted in the Core Assessment your Core Assignment Paper / essay can not be late.  Ten minute class presentation. Failure to give class presentation minus 100 points from total.


WEEK 7      12.04.12

Readings

Chapter 12 Open Fields and Abandoned Property - Pgs. 628-667


Chapter 13 Interrogations,Admissions and Confessions-Pgs. 674-741

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Quiz (20 pts)


WEEK 8     12.11.12


Readings


Chapter Chapter 14 Pretrial Visual Identification Procedures- pgs. 746-787

Lecture – Multimedia Presentation

Discussion (30 pts)

Final Exam Proctored (200 pts)

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 95-96

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.

  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 98

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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