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CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just
Jansen, Kenneth V.


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 400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just

Semester

S2F 2013 QU

Faculty

Jansen, Kenneth V.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

J.D., University of Denver, 1985

E-Mail

Kenneth.Jansen@park.edu

Semester Dates

19 Mar - 7 May 13

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 10:50 PM

Prerequisites

junior standing

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional by Ferdico, Fradella, and Totten - 10th ed.

Additional Resources:

You should sign up for the Crim.Law Cases Weekly Case Summary at http://newsletters.findlaw.com/.
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionUScode.action;jsessionid=SqxnRLyJdDFRKJyRQyN94Ctx71TycC359GJrtH1gpcSY90N6M4JX!489789063!-1388093280?selectedYearFrom=2011&go=Go publishes
the general and permanent laws of the federal government.
http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/opinions.aspx publishes the official reports of the U.S. Supreme Court.
http://scholar.google.com has a variety of American court opinions and scholarly legal articles.
http://openjurist.org/ is another good resource.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/ is a good resource for DoJ statistics.

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Course Description:
CJ400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice: This advanced course is an in-depth study of the US Constitution as it applies to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, including an examination of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 3:0:3 @

Educational Philosophy:

Ken Jansen's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, and a final paper. He will engage each learner and expect each student to be prepared to discuss the materials assigned for each session.
Ken expects students to prepare for each class. There will be a quiz the first night and every session other than the last.
Ken involves all students in graded activities, regardless of whether they voluntarily offered input. He will be available before or after class or by email for consultation or assistance.
Ken uses all scheduled class time for instruction, discussion, and testing. All time is used to communicate the course content.
He offers and encourages alternative view points, but teaches and grades based on the law in effect at the time of the course. Ken encourages students to discover the linkages among ideas and arguments. He grades student performance based on the quizzes and the rubric for the paper and presentation.
Additional/outside resources are attached or linked to the syllabus, and students are encouraged to use them.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the American criminal justice system, law enforcement, and criminal law, using the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Analyze recent constitutional issues, based on the right to privacy and the Exclusionary Rule, including electronic surveillance.
  3. Demonstrate high quality written and oral communication skills, gathering, evaluating, and communicating information effectively.


Core Assessment:

For CJ400, you must conduct research on a constitutional issue approved by your instructor and write a paper analyzing what you find, using U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and court cases to support how you would solve the constitutional issue, and discussing social policy implications of your solution to the issue. 

The purposes in conducting this research and writing this paper are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, using the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; use this information to propose a solution to a constitutional issue; discuss social policy implications of your solution; and present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class. 

To complete this research paper, you should: 

  1. Select a current constitutional issue and have it approved by your instructor.
  2. Research the provision(s) of the United States Constitution that are at the heart of the issue.
  3. Research any federal or state statutes that impact this issue.
  4. Research previous decisions of the United States Supreme Court that impact this issue.
  5. Search for any pending case(s) before the U.S. Supreme Court that may involve this issue.
  6. Based on your research, determine what should be the solution of this constitutional issue.
  7. Consider social policy implications of your solution.
  8. Write a paper explaining the issue, your proposed outcome, the social policy implications of your solution, and the research that supports your outcome. 

Your paper must include:

  1. A cover page
  2. Introduction
  3. Clear statement of the constitutional issue
  4. Discussion of your research
  5. Clear statement of your proposed solution, with supporting argument
  6. Discussion of social policy implications of your solution
  7. Reference page, using APA style 

The text of this paper should be at least 3,750 words or fifteen computer-generated/typewritten double-spaced pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in constitutional law, and how constitutional provisions, statutes, and case decisions are interrelated.   You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must use correct APA format in source citations in both the body of the paper and in the reference page. 

You will present your paper in class during the last week of class. If you are taking this course online, you will answer questions from your classmates about your paper in a discussion thread created for this purpose. 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Students are assessed based on quizzes, dialogues - class participation, and a final paper and presenting it to the class.
The body of the paper should be at least 10 pages. I prefer 12 point Times New Roman, but any font of equal size and clarity is permissible. Case and statutory citations should be in Blue Book format, but  http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/ and http://lawreview.uchicago.edu/sites/lawreview.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/v80%20MB.pdf
formats are also permissible, though less authoritative.

Grading:

The final paper and its presentation will be about 50% of the grade. I intend class participation to be 2-5% of the grade. The remaining 45-48% of the grade will be based on the quizzes. There will be a quiz the first session and at each session other than the last.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Points will be subtracted for untimely submission. I need to ensure fairness to all students.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Respect each other and the opinions of each other. Do not monopolize class time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Beware: Quiz each night except the last
19 Mar 13 Ch 1 const rights;
Ch 2 cts, pretrial, & trial
26 Mar 13 Ch 3 basic search concepts;
Ch 4  warrants
select topic for final paper & present for approval
2 Apr 13 Ch 5 admin, special needs, electronic;
Ch 6 arrest
present outline of final paper for approval
9 Apr 13 Ch 7 Terry stops;
Ch 8 search incident & sweeps
16 Apr 13  Ch 9 consent searches;
Ch 10 plain view
present rough draft of final paper for approval
23 Apr 13 Ch 11 cars & containers;
Ch 12 open fields & abandoned
30 Apr 13 Ch 13 Miranda;
Ch 14 lineups, etc
7 May 13  paper presentation

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
Plagiarism is using the work or the ideas of someone else without attribution.  So even if all you say is "It was the worst of times; it was the best of times."  You must include a footnote, end note, or citation to Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1 (1859).

Don't try plagiarism. It's easy to check.

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 .

Additional Information:







You will hear about the attachments at some point. I've indicated the relevant part of the Supreme Court opinions with a red line in the margin. You don't need to read them for the 1st session. The attachments are so new that they didn't make it into the 10th ed. of the text.




You don't need to read them right away, and you don't need to read each page.  You should at least read the parts I have marked in the margins with a red line.


Attachments:
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

Berghuis v. Thompkins

Bond v. United States

City of Ontario v. Quon

Florence v. Board









Howes v. FieldsBibliography:
I will e-mail you  JDB v. North Carolina, 09-11121 (16 Jun 11), Kentucky v. King, 09-1272, 563 U. S. ____ (2011), Maryland v. Shatzer, 130 S. Ct. 1213 (2010), Messerschmidt v. Millender, 565 U.S. ___, 10-704 (2012), Montejo v. Louisiana, 129 S.Ct. 2079 (2009), Parker v. Matthews, 11-845, 567 U. S. ____ (2012), Perry v. New Hampshire, 10-8974 565 U. S. ____ (2012), Smith v. Cain, 10-8145, 565 U. S. ____ (2012), United States v. Alvarez, 567 U. S. __ (2012), United States v. Jones, 10-1259 (January 23, 2012), Williams v. Illinois, 10-8505, 567 U. S. __ (2012) or you can download them from the Supreme Court's website.  You don't need to read them right away, and you don't need to read each page.  You should at least read the parts I have marked in the margins with a red line.



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Appraises the sources into congruous and thoughtful conclusions - thoughtful implies some original thinking Appraises the sources into congruous conclusions Appraises the sources into conclusions Evaluation is not present in artifact 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Combines constitutional provisions, statutes, and cases (more than 5) into a consistent whole Combines constitutional provisions, statutes, and cases (3 to 5) into a consistent whole Combines two of the three types of sources into a consistent whole Fails to combine at least two of the three types of sources into a consistent whole 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Analyzes key elements using more than 5 sources Analyzes key elements using 3 to 5 sources Analyzes key elements using fewer than 3 sources Analysis is not present in artifact 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding  of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding  of terminology and concepts appropriate to the profession 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Each section contains sufficient information that make the artifact a model for other students or publishable Each section contains sufficient information that make the artifact easily readable and understandable The artifact is readable and understandable but it is  sometimes difficult to transition from one section to another The relationship is hard to understand.  The artifact is difficult to read. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact contains fewer than 5 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (spelling, grammar, etc.) The artifact contains 5 to 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (spelling, grammar, etc.) The artifact contains more than 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (spelling, grammar, etc.) The artifact contains so many errors in the APA writing convention or in the paper presentation that it is difficult to read 
Disciplinary Competency                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
analyzes previous laws and cases to decide the current constitutional issue in criminal justice and future implications of the resolution of this issue analyzes previous laws or cases (but not both) to decide the current constitutional issue in criminal justice and future implications of the resolution of this issue analyzes previous laws or cases (but not both) to decide the current constitutional issue in criminal justice, but fails to discuss future implications of the resolution of this issue shows no relationship between past issues and today's world 
Disciplinary Competency                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
clearly discusses social policy implications of the proposed solution to the constitutional issue discusses social policy implications of the proposed solution to the constitutional issue mentions social policy no discussion of social policy 
Disciplinary Competency                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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