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CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just
Pauley, Andrea D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just

Semester

S1T 2008 DLA

Faculty

Pauley, Andrea D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Law Enforcement
M.S. Criminal Justice

Daytime Phone

912-486-0812

Other Phone

912-852-3443

E-Mail

andrea.pauley@park.edu

Semester Dates

1/14/08 - 3/09/08

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional / With CD Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional / With CD

Author:
Ferdico, John N.
Edition/Copyright:
9TH 05
Publisher:
Thomson Learning
Type:
Hardback
 

HOW TO STUDY THE TEXTBOOK:

To help you accomplish the course objectives effectively and efficiently, make full use of the many distinctive features of the textbook.  Note that each chapter has review and discussion questions at the end of the chapter.  Review these before reading the chapter.  The information contained in the questions will assist you in studying the material in the chapter.  Also, at the end of each chapter is a section titled "Internet References."  This is useful in finding the material learned in the text, online.  In addition, just after the review and discussion questions, several chapters have a section called "Legal Scenarios".  This feature provides an opportunity to apply the text material to fact patterns.  The author of the text is an attorney, with practical experience in the application of the Constitution to real-life cases.

The text has four parts.  Part I contains three chapters and serves as a review of the United States Constitution and the court system, and an introduction to basic constitutional concepts.  Part II has three chapters which examine the three areas of constitutional application:  arrest, searche warrants and stops.  Part III has five chapters which discuss specific exceptions to the search warrant requirement:  search incident to arrest, consent searches, the plain view doctrine, search and seizure of vehicles and containers, and open fields.  Part IV has two chapters which focus on admissions and confessions and on pretrial identification procedures.

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Course Description:
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

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:

 
Activities for weeks 2 through 6

50 points possible per activity

Grading Criteria

Exceeds expectation

Meets expectation

Does not meet expectation

No evidence

Content: 80%

(40 points)

 

 

Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive; definitions are clearly stated.

Content is not comprehensive and/or persuasive.

Content is incomplete or omits some requirements stated in the assignment’s criteria.

Did not complete assignment

Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.

Major points are addressed, but are not well supported by outside sources.

Major points are not clear and/or persuasive.

 

Research, if necessary, is adequate, timely, relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment’s criteria.

Research, if necessary, is inadequate in either relevance, quality of outside sources, and/or timeliness.

No outside sources were used to support major points.

 

Organization & Format: 10% (5 points)

Structure of the paper is clear and easy to follow.

Structure of the paper is not easy to follow.

Organization and structure of the paper detract from the writer’s message.

No structure or organization.

Paper is the appropriate length as described in the assignment’s criteria.

Paper is over or under the stated word length.

Paper is considerably below or above the stated word count.

 

Paragraph transitions are present and logical, and maintain the flow of thought throughout the paper.

Paragraph transitions need improvement.

Paragraphs are disjointed and do not transition ideas smoothly and logically.

 

Conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and does not include new information.

Conclusion is provided but does not flow from the body of the paper.

Conclusion is missing.

 

Citations and references are presented appropriately.

Paper provides citations for sources, but they are incorrectly presented; reference list is provided but has some errors or omissions.

Citations and references are not provided.

 

Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Word Choices, Readability: 10%

(5 points)

Rules of grammar usage and punctuation are followed; spelling and word choices are correct.

Paper contains few grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.

Paper contains numerous grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.

 

Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.

Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon or conversational tone.

Language uses jargon or conversational tone.

 


 

 

Discussions  weekly
  • 30 points each week possible for weeks 1 through 7
  • 40 points for week 8

 

Grading Criteria

Exceeds expectation

Meets expectation

Does not meet expectation

No evidence

Quality: 50%

 

Weeks 1 -7 (15 points)

 

Your contributions to each Topic indicate your mastery of the materials assigned.

 

Your responses build on the ideas of another participant (or more) and dig deeper into assignment questions or issues.

 

You have meaningful interaction with other participants' postings.

 

You will receive little credit in the week's discussion by just showing up and making trivial comments, without adding any new thought to the discussion.

 

Your responses might integrate multiple views and/or show value as a seed for reflection for other participants' responses to the thread.

When you make intelligent posts during the week, including some good critique of the course material, then you have demonstrated you have an understanding of the material, are reading posts of your colleagues, and are contributing to the class.

Posts that state I agree or I disagree include an explanation of what is disagreed or agreed upon and why, or introduce an argument that adds to the discussion.

At the low end of the spectrum, no participation gets a "0."

You provide evidence that you are reading the assigned materials and other student postings and are responding accordingly, bringing out interesting interpretations.

Your posts demonstrate confidence with the materials, but may be just a bit off target in one area or another.

However, you may have rambling, lengthy posts that show no sign of having been re-read and refined before posting, and your writing suffers lack of clarity and comprehension.

If you are not in the discussion, you do not earn any points.

You know the facts and are able to analyze them and handle conceptual ideas.

 

 

 

Quantity:

50%

 

Weeks 1-7

(15 points)

You post on at least three different days in EACH thread topic

You post on at least two different days in EACH thread topic, or posted on three days in one topic.

You posted on at least one day in EACH thread topic, or posted on two days on one topic.

You posted less than one day in each topic.

Paper Presentation

 

Week 8

100%

 

(40 Points)

Clearly presents the idea and main principles of the paper.

Presents the idea and main principles of the paper.

Explains the details of the paper.

Presentation simply states the topic of the paper

You ask at least 3 different people about their paper presentations

You ask at least two different people about their paper presentations.

You ask at least one person about their paper presentation.

No questions asked to peers.

Answers all questions asked by peers.

You answer at least two different questions from your peers.

You answer one question from your peers.

No questions answered from the peers.

 

 

Core Assessment Research Paper

250 points possible

 

Grading Criteria

Exceeds expectation

Meets expectation

Does not meet expectation

No evidence

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 than more 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 Outcomes
3

see effective communication sections above 

see effective communication sections above 

see effective communication sections above 

see effective communication sections above 


 

Final Exam

250 points

Grading:

Course Grading Scale

Grading Criteria –Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the weeks in which they are assigned.  The due date for all assignments is 12:00 midnight Mountain Time on the Sunday of each week of the course unless a different due date is specified.

Course Grading Scale - The components of the course and their respective worth are as follows:

Weekly online discussions 30 points each weeks 1-7 for 210 points total
Week 8 Discussion 40 for 40 points total
Weekly written assignments 50 points each assignment for 250 points total
Paper 250 points
Final exam 250 points
TOTAL 1000 points

A =  90- 100% (900 points or higher)
B =  80-89% (800 to 899 points)
C =   70-79% (700 to 799 points)
D =  60-69% (600 to 699 points)
F =  < 60% (599 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Work submitted after the close of each week's class Sunday night at 12:00 midnight (MST) will not be accepted, unless I approve the late submission prior to the due date. There will be no exceptions to the requirement of getting prior approval to submit an assignment late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One ( January 14 - 20, 2008) Chapters 1 & 2
  • Individual Rights under the United States Constitution
  • Criminal Courts and Criminal Trials
  • There will be online activities this week.
Week Two ( January 21 - 27, 2008) Chapter 3
  • Basic Underlying Concepts: The Exclusionary Rule, Privacy, Probable Cause, and Reasonableness
  • There is a written assignment requiring the comparing of two cases.
Week Three ( January 28 - February 3, 2008) Chapters 4 & 5
  • Arrest
  • Search Warrants
  • There is a written assignment to be announced
Week Four ( February 4 - 10, 2008) Chapters 6 & 7
  • Stops and Frisks
  • Search Incident to Arrest
  • There will be a written assignment dealing with a search incident to arrest.
Week Five ( February 11 - 17, 2008) Chapters 8 & 9
  • Consent Searches
  • The Plain View Doctrine
  • There will be a written assignment dealing with search warrant exceptions.
Week Six ( February 18 - 24, 2008) Chapter 10 & 11
  • Search and Seizure of Vehicles and Containers
  • Open Fields and Abandoned Property
  • There will be a written assignment dealing with Electronic Surveillance
Week Seven ( February 25 - March 2, 2008) Chapters 12 & 13
  • Admissions and Confessions
  • Pretrial Identification Procedures
  • Paper is due this week. 
Week Eight ( March 3 - March 9, 2008)
  • Presentation of Paper in the online discussion forum.
  • A Proctored Final must be taken this week. 

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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
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
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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
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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 
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Outcomes
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