CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
U1C 2013 BC
Petersen, Jennifer Michelle
Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.S in Criminal JusticeM.S. in Criminal Justice
By Appointment Only, available daily by email, text and phone
June 5-July 24
5:00 - 10:00 PM
CJ 100 and CJ 105
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interaction based on comprehensive classroom discussions, lectures and activities. I believe that class should be engaging and that materials presented should prepare students for real word situations and future educational endeavors.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ311, all students will complete an essay, not less than 4 pages (1,000 words) in length (excluding the cover sheet, title, and bibliography pages) as follows:
It can be argued that the foundation for community support for law enforcement is in the trust built by faith that the police follow the law and adhere to the U.S. Constitution. For example, criminal investigative questioning must be guided by Fourth Amendment search and seizure protections. Harsh or questionable investigative methods may be unethical and illegal.
Discuss whether the concern for homeland security has redefined acceptable or ethical criminal investigative tactics used by law enforcement. Explain what impact changes in criminal investigative techniques and methods may have on police-community relations, criminal prosecutions, and the ability of police to investigate major crimes.
The essay should be typed, double-spaced, be written in APA format, including in-text source citations, and use a minimum of 4 course-external sources.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: 1. Students will complete 3 exams and a comprehensive final .
Grading: Exam 1 100 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: You must attend class regularly to be successful in this course. Repeated absences may result in an Academic Withdrawal from the course. If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to get any missed notes or assignments. As a rule, late assignments are not accepted. If there are extenuating circumstances, I may make an exception based on my own discretion. A missed test must be made up the class immediately following the missed date and bonus points will not apply.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students will treat others with respect. Classroom expectations include turning cellphones to vibrate or off. Texting is not allowed in class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1- June 5
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.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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