According to the course definition, CRJU 4993 involves the "integration of knowledge concerning the criminal justice system, criminal law, criminology, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, corrections, administration, legal aspects, and research methods."
The goal of this course is for learners to correlate and inter-correlate criminology and criminal justice at both the macro and micro levels. The class format is a combination of lecture and class discussion, emphasis on discussion. Questions are strongly encouraged.
Nine (9) reports are required to be completed in the course. Each report will cover a specific area of criminology and/or criminal justice. Each report should be between 3-5 double-spaced pages in length, and utilize the APA 6th edition referencing manual. See the course schedule for projected due dates.
Criminological Theory Report 10%
Law Enforcement Report 10%
Courts and Judicial System Report 10%
Corrections Report 10%
Criminal Law Report 10%
Criminal Procedure Report 10%
Civil Liability Report 10%
International Crime Report 10%
Research Design Report 10%
Tape recorders and other recording devices are allowed in the class at any time. However, all material presented by the instructor is copyright protected and the unauthorized reproduction of lecture material outside the class is subject to copyright laws.
Pagers, cell phones, and other communication devices should be turned off during class, with the exception of students whose careers require them to do otherwise.
Students are permitted to miss three (3) hours of class with no penalty. Class participation and attendance, like the quizzes, are the difference between an A and a B for the final course grade. Class participation is weighted differently than class attendance. It is expected that Students do not miss a class for any reason other than that approved by the University or the instructor, such as a medical emergency, illness, death in the family, etc. It is further expected that the Student will contact the instructor when a class is going to be missed, lest there be consequences and repercussions. Roll will be taken at random intervals during the semester.
Students with a disability which affects their academic performance are expected to arrange for a conference with the instructor in order that appropriate strategies can be considered to ensure that participation and achievement opportunities are not impaired.
Each student is expected to abide by the rules of academic honesty as defined in the student handbook. Cases of academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade for the course and a letter to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services requesting that you be withdrawn from the University. If there are any questions as to whether an action is academically dishonest please consult with the professor.
WebCT will be utilized in this course to provide supplemental materials to the class. On some days, the class will meet via WebCT rather than in the classroom. Please log-in to WebCT ASAP and check it prior to each class meeting.
The instructor reserves the right to ask that recorders be turned off.