Welcome to the 2017-2018 School year!
CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1- PERIODS -1,2,4,5
CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2- PERIOD -3
CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 & 4- PERIOD -6
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- Course Description
This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system. The primary goal of this
course is to develop a general understanding of the criminal justice system’s response to crime
in society. Note that the general theme of this course involves the delicate
balance between community interests and individual rights that criminal justice decision-making requires.
We will explore this theme by examining the criminal justice process in some detail, focusing on
how the system is structured to respond to crime. This requires an understanding of the core
elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. We will explore the
criminal justice system in five parts. The student will learn the core mission of the class; "HONOR-INTEGRITY-CHARACTER & ACCOUNTABILITY"
We will examine crime in America. We will briefly touch on the basic
functions of each component of the criminal justice system, discuss the definition of crime
and different kinds of crime, and then explore the causes of crime.
This part of the course will focus on the beginning stages of the criminal justice
process, exploring policing and police decision-making. We will explore the history and
structure of policing, police management, and legal aspects of policing.
This section of the course will address adjudication. Here we will explore the
operation of the court system by examining the courtroom work group, all stages of
the court process, and progression of cases through the system.
This section of the course will explore corrections. We will discuss probation, parole,
community corrections, prisons, and jails. We will also give considerable attention to life in
male and female institutions.
In the final section of the course, we will examine special criminal justice issues.
These issues include juvenile justice, drugs and crime, multinational criminal justice, and the
future of criminal justice.
- GRADING SCALE:
90-100=A 80-89=B 70-79=C 60-69=D 0-59=F
- CONDUCT : It is important that students are respectful towards instructors and fellow classmates, and that their behaviors not interfere with nor disrupt class activities.
- CLASS ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES WHILE ON SUSPENSION, PASS OR MEDICAL LEAVE:
STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO OBTAIN ALL WORK WHILE ON SUSPENSION, PASS OR MEDICAL LEAVE. STUDENTS WILL ADHERE TO THE DUE DATES SPECIFIED OF ALL ASSIGNMENTS UNLESS PRIOR APPROVAL HAS BEEN GRANTED.
STUDENTS RETURNING FROM ABOVE WILL HAVE 3 DAYS TO SUBMITT THEIR WORK. AFTER THAT TIME, ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GRADED AS A ZERO AND NO MAKE-UP WILL BE ALLOWED.
"NO ASSIGNMENT'S WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DUE DATE WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION, EXCEPT FOR ABOVE".
- TARDY POLICY:
STUDENTS WILL BE MARKED TARDY TO CLASS WHEN THEY ENTER THE CLASSROOM AFTER THE SECOND BELL HAS SOUNDED. STUDENTS WILL BE REFERRED FOR DISCIPLINE ACTION WHEN A STUDENT HAS AMASSED MORE THAN 3 TARDY'S.