11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Upon completion of this semester, each student will be able to:
1. Describe the evolution of corrections;
2. Relate the legal, philosophical, political and practical aspects of sentencing alternatives;
3. Discuss the needs of reforms in the corrections field;
4. Understand the issues related to offenders moving through the correctional process.
GRADING SCALE and COURSE INFORMATION
I. GRADING SCALE
10% CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE
Includes attendance, preparation for class discussion, no disruptive influence in class, and appropriate involvement in class discussion. Two (2) unexcused absences allowed during the semester; minus three (-3) points of final semester grade for each additional unexcused absences. It is the responsibility of the student to insure that requests for excused absences are presented in writing to the instructor.
15% REPORT OF FOUR (4) HOURS OBSERVATION IN A CRIMINAL COURT OR CORRECTIONS AGENCY [Due 11/22/10]
1-2 pages typed or computer generated: 1) Name of Agency; 2) Date(s) of your observation; 3) Statement of what occurred during your observation; 4) Critique the positive and negative perceptions you had during the observation period.
15% AVERAGE OF CHAPTER QUIZZES (Drop two lowest grades)
20% MID-TERM EXAM [10/27/10]
20% FINAL EXAM [12/6/10; 10:30 A.M.]
20% RESEARCH PAPER [Due 11/29/10]
Cover page, six (6) to ten (10) page narrative text of research paper, double-spaced. Must be on instructor approved topic. Paper must address issues directly related to the field of corrections. In addition to the professional publications, the paper may utilize material from class notes, textbook, and correctional agency observation. Research paper must include no less than eight (8) reference sources, of which four (4) must be since January, 2006. No more than two (2) original internet sources may be used. Any publications found on the web should cite the original published source (newspaper, magazine, professional journal, etc.). Paper must be well documented (citations of original source in narrative), with cover page and bibliography /references/works cited. All notes and research materials used to construct the paper should be attached to the final work product as Appendix I.
Research paper must be typed or computer generated (no handwritten will be accepted). Student should use APA style [consult bookstore for College Style Sheet (Furberg & Hopkins), or The Little, Brown Handbook (Fowler & Aaron), or the library circulation desk].
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for this course. This “limited right” includes the right to reproduce the student’s work product to verify the originality and authenticity of the work. Any evidence of plagiarism may result in failure of this course.
II. SPECIAL NEEDS
Should you have a documented disability, or are requesting specific needs to be address in the course, contact Ted Paddack, Martin Hall #112, 397-4090, at the beginning of the semester. Should the student require the use of electronic devices during the class period, prior consent of the instructor is required.
III. EXTRA CREDIT WORK
No request for extra credit work will be honored, except in extreme circumstances where a student has had unforeseeable and unpreventable circumstances within the semester.
IV. ELECTRONIC DEVICES
No use of electronic devices is allowed in the classroom during the class period, including (but not limited to) cell phones, Ipods, text-messaging, electronic games, etc.
“As an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal or help anyone else to do so” MSU Student Honor Code
See "Grading Scale and Course Information"
Above "Course Requirements" section
Any coursework assignment not submitted on date/time required receives 50% credit for 1st day late, and 10% less for each subsequent day (for 4 calendar days).
See above "Course Requirements" section.