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CJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin
Kern, Kathleen


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 100 Intro to Criminal Justice Admin

Semester

S2A 2013 BE

Faculty

Kern, Kathleen

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Georgetown University, Juris Doctor
University of Houston, Bachelor of Science (Psychology & Sociology)

Office Location

Austin Campus

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

kerrie.kern@park.edu

kern.ParkU@gmail.com

Semester Dates

March 18, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:


Criminal Justice:  Brief Introduction, 9th Edition
Author: Frank Schmalleger
ISBN: 9780137069835

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

RESOURCES FOR PAPER WRITING

 

PROCEDURE FOR WRITING A TERM PAPER
Alton L. Raygor (2007)
< http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/termpapr.html

How To Write A Term Paper

TEN STEPS FOR WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS
American University, Academic Support Center, Writing Lab (2009) < http://www.american.edu/ocl/asc/upload/ten-steps-for-writing-research-papers.pdf

How To Write A Term Paper

Paper Writing - Brief Overview (I just got assigned a paper, now what?)
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/paper-writing-brief-overview-i-just-got-assigned-a-tutorial

How To Write A Term Paper

Six Simple Steps for Writing a Research Paper
Potsdam University, Writing Center (2013) < http://www.potsdam.edu/support/cwc/upload/6-simple-steps-for-writing-a-research-paper.pdf >

How To Write A Term Paper

Primary and secondary sources
Ithaca College Library, rgilmour (2013) < http://www.ithacalibrary.com/sp/subjects/primary >

Primary & Secondary Sources

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources
User Education Services, University of Maryland Libraries (2013) < http://www.lib.umd.edu/ues/guides/primary-sources >

Primary & Secondary Sources

Paper Writing - Research paper – Research techniques
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/paper-writing-research-paper-research-techniques-tutorial >

Primary & Secondary Sources

Internet Detective
Paul Smith (2009) < http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/ >

Primary & Secondary Sources

How to write an Outline for a Paper
M. Payne, John B. Cade Library, Reference Department (2008) < http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDsQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lib.subr.edu%2Fdemo%2FPDF%2FHow%2520to%2520write%2520an%2520Outline%2520for%2520a%2520Paper.pdf&ei=Nvv0UJuEFcLu2gWBzoDADg&usg=AFQjCNHwOmu0gIvk 

How to Write An Outline

How to Write an Outline
Marion Cushman, Los Angeles City College Library (2001) < http://www.lavc.edu/library/outline.htm >

How to Write An Outline

Do I really have to write an outline to write a good paper? YES.
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/paper-writing-outlines-tutorial >

How to Write An Outline

Paper Writing - Transitions and Topic sentences
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/paper-writing-transitions-and-topic-sentences-tutorial >

The Body of the Paper

Paper Writing- Thesis Statements
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/paper-writing-thesis-statements-tutorial >

The Body of the Paper

Paper Writing - Introduction/Body/Conclusion
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/paper-writing-introductionbodyconclusion-tutorial >

The Body of the Paper

Research Paper – MLA Style
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/research-paper-mla-style--2-tutorial >

Citation and Reference Page

Research Paper – APA Style
Kristina Blasen (2012) < http://www.sophia.org/research-paper-apa-style--2-tutorial >

Citation and Reference Page

 


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Course Description:

CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration (LE) : 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:



Your instructor's educational philosophy is based upon lectures, class discussion, examinations, independent student analysis through writing and research, and exposure through observation of the criminal justice system.

Assignments are intended to encourage thoughtful exploration of ideas and concepts.  Essays allow students to apply information provided during the course to real life situations and observations.

Contradictory, but respectful, thoughts are encouraged as part of the learning process. 


Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the use of basic vocabulary of criminal justice.
  2. Express a basic understanding of the American criminal justice system, its history, nature, and structure (including law enforcement, courts, and corrections) and how it functions, while examining the role of private entities in the CJ system.
  3. Compare the American criminal justice system with systems in other nations.
  4. Explain how the current issues such as juvenile justice, technology, terrorism, and drug use affect the criminal justice system.
  5. Discuss some aspect of a current issue in international criminal justice.
  6. Demonstrate the use of tools for gathering, retrieving, evaluating, and communicating information about criminal justice
  7. Express an appreciation for the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with their cultures.


Core Assessment:

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: 

  • The ride along with the ABC police was not as exciting as I expected after watching many police shows on television.
  • I observed in the DEF courtroom and was surprised to realize that 30 cases processed in an hour
  • The character “Red” played by Morgan Freeman in the movie Shawshank Redemption was institutionalized by his long time in prison and this institutionalization related to the discussion in the text about the appropriateness of long prison sentences.  

To write an essay, follow a few simple steps:

  1. decide on your topic
  2. prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas
  3. write your thesis statement
  4. write the body of the paper
    1. write the main points
    2. write the sub-points
    3. elaborate on the sub-points
  5. write the introduction
  6. write the conclusion
  7. add the finishing touches

 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Class Assessment will be based on:


Class Discussion

Introduction (1)

Online Activities (2)

Essay Preparation Writing (3)

Essays/Papers (3)

Quizzes (5)

Class Presentation (1)

Final Exam (1)


Class Participation

 

Grading:

My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about business law. Each student is responsible for:

    • Completing Weekly Reading Assignments.
    • Participating in weekly In-Class Discussions.
    • Completing bi-weekly Writing Assignments.
    • Completing Online Activities (3).
    • Completing Quizzes as scheduled..
    • Completing three Writing Assignments, Referred to as a Essays.
    • Prepare and present a Class Presentation.
    • Completing a course evaluation in Week Eight of this class.
    • Completing the Comprehensive Final Exam.

 



 

Grading:


The grading scale is as follows:

A=900-1000; B=800-899.9; C=700-799.9; D=600-699.9; F=0-599.9.

Class grade will be based on a possible 1000 points, distributed as follows:

Activity


 

Points

Introduction

 

5

Activity (2)

 

10

Essay Prep -Topics/Outlines (3)

20 each

60

Complete Essays (3)

100 each

300

Quizzes (6)

40 each

240

Class Presentation (1)

 

55

Final Exam (1)

 

200

Class Participation

 

130

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

1000




Late Submission of Course Materials:



Final ExamThe Final Exam will be administered IN CLASS on Thursday, May 9.  You can only take the Final late with my permission. I will only give permission for an excused emergency (hospitalization or deployment, for example). Taking the final late could result in a grade of incomplete for the class. IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE FINAL, YOU FAIL THE COURSE according to Park policy even if you have a D going into the final.    

PapersAll written work has a deadline of Sunday @ 11:59 pm Central Standard Time (CST). All written work is to be submitted in the online DROPBOX (in .doc or .pdf format) by the dates listed in the syllabus.  If it  due @ 11:59 pm, it is LATE at 12:00 am (midnight).  (In the event you advise me in advance of your inability to submit an assignment by DROPBOX, you may submit it printed, in final form, before class on the Thursday PRIOR to the listed deadline for "on-time" grading.) Written work will be accepted late with the following point deductions:  

 The paper will be minus one letter grade (10%) if received in the DROPBOX between Monday @12:00 am and Wednesday @11:59 pm (up to 3 days late).

 The paper will be minus two letter grades (20%) if received in the DROPBOX between Thursday @12:00 am and Saturday @11:59 pm (up to 6 days late).

  The paper will not be accepted on or after 12:00 am of the following Sunday (7 days late). No grade will be received.

QuizzesQuizzes will be "open" to take online from Thursday @ 8:00 pm until Wednesday @ 11:59 pm.  You may take these quizzes anytime during the "open" period.  Late quizzes will not be accepted.  Keep in mind that you may become busy, ill, or unable to use your computer, if you wait until the last day or two. 



Classroom Rules of Conduct:


Attendance/Participation:

Class participation is expected and will form a significant part of the final grade.  Students are expected to come to class prepared and to be on time. Attendance will be taken each class meeting.  Students are expected to engage in class discussions and remain in class for the entire period. 

If a student must leave a class early, it should be approved by the instructor, in advance of the applicable class.  Any class time missed will be proportionately subtracted from the students class participation grade. Students that miss more than 30 minutes of any class, due to tardiness, may be marked absent for that class period.  Students that come late and leave early will have their attendance/participation grades reduced proportionately.  

Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must contact the instructor in advance of the absence. UNLESS THE ABSENCE IS EXCUSED AND LASTS A WEEK OR MORE, ALL CLASS DEADLINES WILL REMAIN THE SAME.  Each student is responsible for providing the justification for an unexcused absence.  Two or more unexcused absences are excessive and could result in a failing grade for the course.
 
Interaction:

A successful class requires class participation.  For comfortable class participation, all students must feel respected and safe.  Accordingly, while opinions on the subject matter discussed may be heart-felt, and diverse, all student interaction shall maintain a polite and respectful tone, and be conversational, not confrontational, in manner and approach.

Students who are disruptive, abusive, rude or unruly towards any student, guest, or faculty will be removed from the class.  Rude conduct towards the class and instructor includes: disruptive chattering, doing homework, reading a book or material other than the text, sleeping, excessive texting, browsing the internet, Facebooking, or repeatedly leaving class to answer phone calls.  

Students who spend a noticeable amount of time in class doing any of the above non-class-oriented activities, even if NOT disruptive, will receive deductions from their class participation grade.



Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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Week 1: March 19 & 22

Chapter and Topics:  CH1 and CH2:  Overview of American Criminal, multiculturalism, UCR, NCVS and special categories of crime

Assignments: 

Complete Introduction ONLINE by Wednesday, March 21 @ 11:59 pm.

Complete Activity ONLINE “Practice Exercise” by Sunday, March 24 @ 11:59 pm.

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Week 2:  March 26 & 28

Chapter and Topics:  CH 3: Criminal Law

Assignments: 

Complete Quiz#1 ONLINE by Wednesday, March 27 @ 11:59 pm.

Essay Prep #1 (Topic & Outline) Due in DROPBOX by Sunday, March 31 @ 11:59pm.

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Week 3: April 2 & 4

Chapter and Topics:  CH 4 Policing:  Purpose and Organization

Assignments: 

Complete Quiz #2 ONLINE by Wednesday, April 3 @ 11:59 pm.

Essay #1 (Full Paper) Due in DROPBOX by Sunday, April 7 @ 11:59 pm.

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Week 4:  April 9 & 11

Chapter and Topics:  CH5 and CH6:  Legal Aspects of Policing and Policing Issues and Challenges

Assignments: 

Complete Quiz #3 ONLINE by Wednesday, April 10 @ 11:59 pm.

Essay Prep #2 (Topic & Outline) due in DROPBOX by Sunday, April 14 @ 11:59 pm.

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Week 5: April 16 & 18

Chapter and Topics:  CH 7 and CH 8:  Courts:  Structure and Participants, Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial

Assignments: 

Complete Quiz #4 ONLINE by Wednesday, April 17 @ 11:59 pm.

Essay #2 (Full paper) due in DROPBOX by Sunday, April 21 @ 11:59 pm.

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Week 6:  April 23 & 25

Chapter and Topics:  CH 9 and CH 10:  Sentencing, Probation and Parole

Assignments: 

Complete Quiz #5 ONLINE by Wednesday, April 24 @ 11:59 pm.

Essay Prep #3 (Topic & Outline) due in DROPBOX by Sunday, April 28 @ 11:59 pm.

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Week 7: April 30 & May 2

Chapter and Topics:   CH11 and CH12:  Prison Life

Assignments: 

Complete Quiz #6 ONLINE by Wednesday, May 1 @ 11:59 pm.

Essay #3 (Full Paper) Due in DROPBOX by Sunday, May 5 @ 11:59 pm.

 

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Week 8:  May 7 & 9

Chapter and Topics:   CH 13:  Juvenile Justice  

Assignments: 

 

Class Presentation IN CLASS on Tuesday, May 7.

Optional Review Quiz #6 ONLINE by Wednesday, May 8 @ 11:59 pm.

Complete FINAL EXAM IN CLASS on Thursday, May 9.

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 All written work is to be submitted in the online DROPBOX (in .doc or .pdf format) by the dates listed in the syllabus.


ASSIGNMENT

METHOD

DESCRIPTION

DUE

Points

Done

 

Introduction

Online

Introduce Yourself

March 21@11:59pm

10

 

Activity

Online

Practice Exercise

March 24@11:59pm

10

 

Quiz #1

Online

Ch. 1 & 2

March 27@11:59pm

20

 

Essay Prep #1

Dropbox

Topic & Outline

March 31@11:59pm

40

 

Quiz #2

Online

Ch. 3

April 3 @ 11:59 pm

100

 

Essay #1

Dropbox

Completed Paper

April 7 @ 11:59 pm

40

 

Quiz #3

Online

Ch. 4

April 10 @ 11:59pm

20

 

Essay Prep #2

Dropbox

Topic & Outline

April 14 @ 11:59pm

40

 

Quiz # 4

Online

Ch. 5 & 6

April 17 @ 11:59pm

100

 

Essay #2

Dropbox

Completed Paper

April 21 @ 11:59pm

40

 

Quiz #5

Online

Ch. 7 & 8

April 24 @ 11:59pm

20

 

Essay Prep #3

Dropbox

Topic & Outline

April 28 @ 11:59pm

40

 

Quiz #6

Online

Ch. 9 & 10

May 1 @ 11:59 pm

100

 

Essay #3

Dropbox

Completed Paper

May 5 @ 11:59 pm

40

 

Presentation

In Class

Oral Presentation

May 7, 2013

55

 

Optional Review

Online 

Ch. 11 & 12

May 8 @ 11:59 pm

0

 

Final Exam

In Class

Comprehensive

May 9, 2013

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Participation

In Class

Attendance & Activity

 

140

 

 

 

 

 

1000

 

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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 .

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and four or more other sources into a consistent whole Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and three other sources into a consistent whole Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with the text and less than three other sources into a confusing essay Combines interview, observations , or watching of a movie (depending on the paper) with a text but fails to use others sources and essay is unorganized 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Analyzes key elements from all sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Analyzes and key elements from all five sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Mentions but does not utilize key elements from sources (the activity, text, and three sources) Doesn't recognize and/or use key elements from sources 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Appraises the sources into a congruous and thoughtful essay (thoughtful implies original thinking) Appraises the sources into a congruous essay Essay appraises limited sources into a suitable whole Evaluation is not present in the artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
By using multiple (more than 8) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the terminology in an introductory CJ course By using many (about 8) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates the expected understanding of the terminology By using less only a few (5) words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact demonstrates less understanding than expected By not using words specific to the aspect of the profession (law enforcement, courts, corrections),  the artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of the terminology in a CJ 100 course 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
By discussing multiple (more than 5) key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of key concepts By discussing many (about 5) key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates the expected understanding of key concepts By failing to discuss key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections, the essay demonstrates a less then expected understanding of key concepts An artifact that fails to discuss key ideas in law enforcement, courts, or corrections is unsatisfactory 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2 and 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The essay shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of  terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper An essay fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The essay contains fewer than 5 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains 5 to 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains more than 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) The essay contains so many errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.) that it is difficult to read 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact contains less than 2 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact contains 2 to 3 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact contains more than 3 errors in the following paper components: cover sheet, body of essay, or reference page The artifact is missing some of the required components or they are inappropriately completed 

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