HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE - SPRING 2006
INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (AJ) 101
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Instructor: Donnalyn Kalei, M.Ed, MA, CSAC
Phone & Email: (808) 933-0701 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Mondays: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, or by Appointment
AJ Website: www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/aj
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a foundation of the criminal justice system by introducing a basic overview and understanding of crime in America, including policing, the courts and corrections. Students will explore society’s role and impact on the criminal justice system and understand the rights of citizens who live in America.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of AJ 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice, student will be able to:
Describe and explain the basic structures and processes of Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections.
Explain how Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections interrelate in the processing of the criminal defendant and the society at large.
Compare and contrast Public Order and Individual Rights perspectives.
Explain how the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights affects criminal defendants and the society at large.
Work collaboratively small groups.
Utilize computer technology to access AJ websites and AJ 101 study tools and exams on WebCt.
Schmalleger, Frank (2006) Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 6th Edition
Interview Paper 15 90-100 A
Interview Presentation 5 80-89 B
Midterm 30 70-79 C
Final 30 60-69 D
Attendance & Participation 20 Below 60 F
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: For Hawaii Community College students contact Karen Kane in Manono 388-106, Ph. 933-0702 or UH-Hilo students contact Susan Shirachi at Hale Kauanoe, A Wing Lounge, Ph. 933-0816. They will assess your disability and recommend your accommodations for this course. If you are allowed extended test taking time, you must provide me with a form letter from Karen or Susan specifying the extended of time allowed.
STUDENT CONDUCT CODE: Hawaii Community College has a Student Conduct Code, which defines expected conduct for students and specifies those acts subject to University of Hawaii sanctions. Students should familiarize themselves with the Student Conduct Code since upon enrollment at HawCC or UHH, students have placed themselves under the policies and regulations of the University f Hawaii and its duly constituted bodies. Copies of the Student Conduct Code may be obtained from the offices of Dean of Student Services at HawCC and the Vice Chancellor for Student Services at UHH.
Please turn-off or switch your pagers and cell phones to "silent" before class starts.
WEBCT: We will be using WebCt to take exams, access the syllabus, PowerPoint presentations, textbook study guides/information and other course information. You will need your UH User name and password to Login to WebCt. Using WebCt will help you to be successful in this course and give you an opportunity to get acquainted with computer technology and services offered by the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Community College.
ATTENDANCE & PARTICIPATION: It is important that you attend every class. Remember that you are being graded on attendance and participation. All students will be randomly assigned to classroom groups. In-class group work is very important because this gives you an opportunity to earn extra points. In-class group work will consist of group quizzes and mini group presentations.
MIDTERM & FINAL EXAMS: The Midterm and Final exams will be administered over WebCt:
a. Midterm Exam: (75 Questions) Go to WebCt, Login with your UH User Name and take Midterm Exam. You may use your book & notes. You may take the Midterm after 8:00 am Monday, March 6, 2006 up until Tuesday, March 7, 2006 by 12:00 pm. Once you login and begin the Midterm Exam, you will have 1hour and 15 minutes to complete it. If you don’t have a computer at home, please go to the Learning Center at Manono 387 or use any other computer student resources on the lower or upper campuses.
b. Final Exam: (75 Questions) Go to WebCt, Login with your UH User Name and take Final Exam. You may use your book & notes. You may take the Final Exam beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, May 5, 2006 up until Wednesday, May 10, 2006 by the DEADLINE at 9:30 am. Once you login and begin the exam, you will have 2 hours to complete it.
INTERVIEW: You will be required to interview an individual who works within the criminal justice system. The assignment will include the interview, a 3-page (double-spaced) type-written paper and a 5-minute presentation about the interview. A format is provided on page 3 of this syllabus to assist you with this assignment. Late papers will result in a reduction of points.
Purpose of the Interview:
Acquaint you with job opportunities in the field
Familiarize you with some day-to-day realities of the job
Expose you to different opinions within the field
Enable you to probe the feelings about the criminal justice system
Improve your communication skills in an interview setting
Each student is to interview a professional from the criminal justice system. The person you interview cannot be related to you, or be someone you already know. You can choose someone from the following areas: Corrections, Law Enforcement or the Court System. After you interview them, you are required to write a three (3) page (typed-written and double-spaced) Essay paper on the information you received. Make sure you write the paper in essay form, not question and answer form.
You are to be prepared for the interview. You should have a list of questions prepared ahead of time. You can use the ones on this page or make up your own. This should be a professional interview. Please dress appropriately and conduct yourself in a professional manner. Do Not Wait until the last minute to contact someone. Call for an appointment now! Do not miss your appointment, and remember you are representing the college and the program.
Your final paper should be an informative one. After reading you paper, I should know everything about the person’s job. Do not give me a paper outlining "war stories," although you may include one or two in your paper. Make sure that you include the person’s name and position within the body of the paper. If you have any questions about the paper, please ask.
Method of the Interview:
Open-ended interview formats allows you to begin with general questions and respond to cues from your interviewee. Below are some questions and topical areas, which are important to cover, but feel free to follow-up with questions that are more specific to elicit feelings, anecdotes, and opinions of your interviewee. You should be familiar with the questions before you begin you interview so that you can concentrate on listing the answers. You may take notes, make tapes or record responses in the manner you feel most comfortable for you. Do not record without first obtaining the interviewee’s permission. The following topical areas can be included:
a. Job Title
b. Job description
c. Hours and work schedule
d. Salary – initial, promotional, overtime
e. Length of employment
f. Career possibilities
g. What prompted the person to choose their career
h. What is satisfying about the Job
i. What is most challenging about the job
j. Would they recommend their job to others
k. What do they do for relaxation
l. How does their job affect social or family relationships, etc.
INTERVIEW PAPERS ARE DUE April 28, 2006. Papers not turned in on this date will lose one (1) point per day for each day it is late.
COURSE OUTLINE: The course outline serves as guideline for the reading material covered in your book. (I reserve the right to modify or change the course outline based on unforeseen circumstances).
M 9 Class Introductions, Review of Syllabus, WebCT, AJ Websites
W 11 Ch. 1 What is Criminal Justice: Individual Rights vs Public Order perspectives Structure of CJ System, Consensus and Conflict models
M 16 MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY - NO CLASS
W 18 Ch. 2 The Crime Picture: Uniform Crime Reports & National Crime Victimization Survey
M 23 Ch. 2 Part 1 & Part II Offenses & Special Categories of Crime
W 25 Ch 3 Criminal Law : Nature and Purpose of Law, Types of Law: Criminal Law & Civil Law
M 30 Ch 3 Types of Law: Administrative Law, Case Law & Procedural Law
W 1 Ch 3 General Categories of Crime / General Features of Crime, Types of Defenses to a Criminal Charge
M 6 Group Quiz – Chapters 1-3,
W 8 EXCUSION TO HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
M 13 Ch 4 Police Organization and Management
W 15 Ch 5 Policing: Legal Aspects : Police Power / Individual Rights / Due Process Requirements
M 20 PRESIDENTS’ DAY HOLIDAY – NO CLASS
W 22 Ch 5 Search and Seizure / Exclusionary Rule, Arrests / Searches Incident to Arrests
DEADLINE INTERVIEW SUBJECT’S NAME (Submit name on Paper & turn in)
M 27 Ch 5 Intelligence Function / Interrogation / Miranda Warnings & Triggers Electronic Eavesdropping
W 1 Ch 6 Issues in Policing : Police Use of Force / Professionalism &
Ethics/ Ethnic and Gender
Diversity in Policing / Private Protective Services
M 6 MIDTERM, Chapters 1 – 6 (50 Questions): No Class, Instead Go to WebCT, Login with your UH User Name and take Midterm Exam. You may use your book & notes. You may take the exam after 8:00 am Monday, March 6, up until March 7 by the deadline at 12 noon. Once you begin, you will have 1 hour and 15 minute TIME LIMIT to complete the exam. THE MIDTERM MUST BE COMPLETED BY 12 NOON ON MARCH 7.
W 8 Review of Midterm Results & Ch 7 The Courts: State & Federal Systems, Jurisdiction
M 13 Ch 7 Pre-Trial Activities: First Appearance & Bail
W 15 Ch 8 Court Room Work Group and the Criminal Trial, Nonprofessional Courtroom Participants
M 20 FIELD TRIP 3RD CIRCUIT CRIMINAL COURT
W 22 Ch 9 Sentencing / Philosophy and Goals of Criminal Sentencing
M/W 27 - 31 SPRING BREAK – NO CLASSES
M 3 Ch 9 Pre-sentence Investigation / Victim Impact Statements
W 5 GROUP QUIZ, Ch 7-9,
M 10 Ch 10 Corrections: Probation, Parole and Community Corrections
W 12 Guest Speaker
M 17 Ch 11 Prisons and Jails: Prisons Today
W 19 Ch 11 Prisons and Jails (continued)
M 24 Prison Life / Prison Culture
W 26 Prison Life/ Prison Culture; INTERVIEW PAPERS DUE
M 1 INTERVIEW PRESENTATIONS
W 3 INTERVIEW PRESENTATIONS LAST DAY OF CLASS
FINAL EXAM: CHAPTERS 7 – 12 (75 QUESTIONS) Go to WebCt, Login with your UH User Name and take the Final Exam. You may use your book & notes. You may take the exam any time after 8:00 am Friday, May 5, 2006 up until Wednesday, May. 10, 2006 DEADLINE at 9:30 am. Once you begin the exam, you will have a 2 Hour Time Limit to complete it.
MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE THE EXAM BY THE WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 DEADLINE AT 9:30 AM.
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