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CJ 232 Introduction to Corrections
Malbon, Ron L.,, Sr.


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 232 Introduction to Corrections

Semester

S1M 2013 CH

Faculty

Malbon, Ron L.,, Sr.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Justice Administration
M.A. Criminal Justice

Office Location

Cherry Point

Office Hours

Contact 808-741-5606

Daytime Phone

808-741-5606

E-Mail

ron.malbon@park.edu

Web Page

http://www.parkonline.org

Semester Dates

14 January 2013 - 10 March 2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

American Corrections, 9th Edition by Todd R. Clear, George F. Cole, and Micheal D. Reisig (2011)
Wadsworth Publishing
ISBN-10: 0495807486      ISBN-13 9780495807483

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Additional Resources:

The Corrections Connection
 
The American Probation and Parole Association
 
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
 
Bureau of  Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice
 
Bureau of Prisons
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
 
American Corrections Association
 
American Jail Association

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Course Description:
CJ232 Introduction Corrections: This basic course discusses correctional concepts from their historical background to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the multi-faced approach to corrections in our society, including the use of alternatives to incarceration. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Obtaining knowledge is paramount in corrections. Each student will be part of an interactive learning experience based on lectures, readings, discussions, examinations, essay, and presentation. The instructor will engage each student in critical thinking situations to educate students to be able to perform professionally and in many high risk activities under diverse and possibly adverse conditions in corrections. This course will help develop an understanding of theory while acquiring the necessary  skills and insights in corrections.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ the vocabulary in corrections and learn to gather, evaluate, and communicate information about the subject effectively.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the American correctional system, its history, its evolution to the present and the future.
  3. Discuss the increasing role of private entities support the public system.
  4. Compare the American system to systems in other nations.
  5. Apply sensitivity to value questions in corrections and understand current issues and be able to communicate various positions on these issues.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Compare and contrast the differences in correction practices in men, women, and juveniles.
Core Assessment:
  • Class participation, quizzes & exams
  • Weekly papers, individual activities with written assignments
  • Term Paper

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

All students will complete an essay, 6-8 pages (1500-2000 words) in length (excluding the cover sheet and reference pages) that compares and contrast American Corrections with another country of choice. The paper must be written in APA format and have at least four sources. Paper will be double spaced, written in Times New Roman (12 font), and have one inch margins. The paper will be graded on spelling, grammar, and content. Class assessment will be based on:
 
Two exams- composed of true/false, multiple choice, short answer, or essay questions
Paper
Presentation ( Will discuss specifics in class.)
Attendance
Class participation/ homework

Grading:

Mid-term Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 20%
Paper: 20%
Presentation: 20%
Attendance:  10%
Class participation/ homework 10%
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
As adults, students, and working professionals, I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. Only students with excused absences will be allowed to make-up missed course work. Absences will only be excused if there is a emergency, sanctioned conflict of schedule, or instructor notification in advance of absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to act in a professional manner. A student who acts unprofessionally will be asked to leave the class for the day and be considered absent and unexcused. Students who arrive late or need to leave early are asked to sit near the door to minimize disruption. All students must be present for majority of class to avoid a absence. Cell phones and other electronics are not to be used and must be silenced prior to class.
 
Class discussions will often revolve around politically, morally, or emotionally charged topics. It is important to remember that the class is not here to judge or determine what, if anything, is right or wrong. It is most useful for class to address these topics from a desire to understand and be able to see strengths and weaknesses. Critiques should be handled with the utmost respect for all people involved.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Jan 15th - Introductions
Jan 17th - Chapters 1 & 2
Jan 22nd - Chapters 3 & 4
Jan 24th - Chapters 5 & 6
Jan 29th - Chapters 7 & 8
Jan 31st - Chapters 9 & 10
Feb 5th - Chapters 11 & 12
Feb 7th - Chapters 13 & 14 / Review for Mid-term Exam
Feb 12th  - Mid-term Exam
Feb 14th - Group projects
Feb 19th - Presentations
Feb 21st - Chapters 16 & 17
Feb 26th - Chapters 18 & 19
Feb 28th - Chapters 20 & 21 ( Papers Due)
Mar 4th - Chapters 22 & 23/ Review for Final Exam
Mar 7th - Final Exam
 
Note: All chapters must be read prior to class. Homework will be given periodically based on class progress to meet learning objectives. All homework assignments are due the next class date. In the event of an excused absence it is the responsibility to make up missed work.

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
2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least two characteristics for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  At least one characteristic for each aspect must be included. Evaluates the characteristics of the following five aspects of the American incarceration system (history, structure, inmate treatment, correctional policies, and consequences of incarceration).  No characteristics for each aspect are included. (e.g. no evidence of operationally defined competency) Fails to provide evidence of judgment about incarceration 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system over time, for both state and federal systems Using personal home confinement experience and/or inmate writings, constructs explanations for the five aspects of the  American incarceration system for either the federal or state systems Using personal home confinement experience and inmate writings, constructs explanations for less than five aspects of the  American incarceration  system Failed to participate in the home confinement project (project and/or books) and failed to produce assigned paper 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using all five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) using some (three to four) of the five aspects Compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the personal experience and that of inmate author(s) one or two aspects Fails to follow directions and or fails to complete the project as assigned. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates in writing an understanding of many (at least five)  aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing an understand of some (three to four) aspects of America's current incarceration policies Demonstrates in writing little understanding of the consequences of America's current incarceration policies by discussing one or two aspects of the incarceration policies. Fails to demonstrate any understanding of the consequences of America's incarceration policies 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies more than 10 concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research correctly, identifies less than ten concepts about incarceration in the paper Using terminology from the course and research incorrectly and fails to identity  concepts about incarceration in the paper 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Paper contains no errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains one to five errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains from six to ten errors on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. Paper contains numerous errors (more than 10) on the following items: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting. 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency) Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Demonstrates an understanding of the complexity of the American correctional  system using social, political, and economic concerns Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using two of the concerns (social, political, economic) Demonstrates an understanding of complexity of the American justice system using only a single concern (social, political, economic) No demonstrated evidence of an understanding of the complexity of the American justice system 
Second Literacy  (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
Ethics and Values                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates an understanding of more than  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates an understanding of three to  five ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system Demonstrates little  understanding of ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system by discussing only one to three of these No demonstrated acquisition of tools for analyzing ethics and value questions relating to the American correctional system 

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