CJ 105 Criminal Law
SP 2013 HO
Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A. in History & Economics from University of Missouri at ColumbiaJ.D. from University of Missouri at Columbia
Hawley Hall (HH) 302
Tue & Thu 8:00-8:30 a.m. and 10:00-12:30; Wed & Fri 11:00-12:00
January 14, 2013 to May 10, 2013
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Textbook: Title: Essentials of Criminal Law
Author: Neil C. Chamelin & Andrew Thomas
Copyright 2012 Pearson Publisning
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Assignment
For use beginning Fall 2008
During the course you are required to write three essays, each comparing a modern state statute with corresponding historical common law for that crime. The purpose in writing these essays is to examine the historical development of criminal law from common law principles to current state statutes, the relationship between criminal justice and the law, and the social policy implications of criminal law development.
Instructors may schedule the essays to be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
To complete each of the three essays, you should:
Each of your three essays must include:
You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in criminal law. You must write using APA format for all source citations in both the body of the essay and in the reference page.Be sure to review the Core Assessment Rubric.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each student earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each class activity.
In determining the number of points assigned to an activity, the major factors will be the following questions:
All assignments are due in the appropriate course website dropbox at the beginning of the class period they are due. Course grades are determined on the following allocation of points:
Point accumulation for grades:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points. Occasional in-class quizzes are part of class participation, and may NOT be made up.
2. Due to abuses by students in past semesters, there will be no excused absences. You are either present or absent. To partially make up for missed participation points for an absence, you must submit to the instructor by the beginning of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed. The essay must be submitted by e-mail to the instructor at the address above with the essay as an attachment. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This is a freshman level college course, and the expectation is that you will function at that level. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and individual reporting to the class. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is a portion of your grade.
4. Examinations. There will be both a mid-term examination and a final examination in this course.
5. Core Essays. There will be three core essays, outlined above. All assignments will be submitted in a dropbox in the eCompanion website for this course. I will NOT accept assignments submitted by e-mail. Please see me if you are unfamiliar with using eCompanion.
6. Group Projects. There will be group projects in this course. The specifics of this requirement and the rubric for scoring this requirement will be available on the course website. Each student is required to submit a written segment of the project in the appropriate dropbox.
7. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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