North Marion High School 2020 - 2021
Criminal Justice Operations IV
Course Title: Criminal Justice Operations 4
Course Number: 8918040
Course Credit: 1
INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Shaunelia Kiner
(352) 671 – 6010
Building 4 Room 5
North Marion High School: rules and regulations apply in classroom.
A mask will be required while in Mrs. Kiner's class due to the possible inability to social distance within the classroom.
Criminal Justice Operations 4…This course is designed for students to demonstrate skills in the Criminal Justice setting; complete appropriate shadowing experiences under the supervision of a duly licensed / certified criminal justice worker. Students will exhibit behavior consistent with the professional ethics required of each of the criminal justice areas being studied.
Job shadowing is offered with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Ocala Police Department, Ocala Fire and Rescue, and other sites are pending.
Text: Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century, 13th Edition, Schmalleger.
Objective: To prepare students to become college ready and or work force ready by completing 3 years of course work in Criminal Justice. Completion of 3 years allows students to receive the Gold Seal for completion and become eligible to receive college credit.
Mrs. Kiner’s Classroom Expectations:
I promise as your teacher to do my best to impart to you the information and skills that you will need to successfully complete this course. As my students I expect you to perform to the best of your abilities. I expect my students, with my help, to work to achieve the top of the grading scale. We will work together toward this goal.
Do What’s Right:
- Be on time to class. Be in the seat before the bell rings or you are Tardy.
- Raise your hand before speaking and leaving your seat. It is right to be polite.
- Stay in your seat until the bell rings. I dismiss the class, not the bell.
Do Your Best:
- Be Focused…Look, listen, follow directions, and stay on task.
- Follow school and district dress code policies.
- Do all assigned class work and homework.
Treat others the way you want to be Treated:
- Practice Self-Control. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
- Respect and obey all teachers, support staff and administration.
- Respect other students and their property. Respect school property.
- Do not say or do anything disrespectful. Do not yell, curse, or use obscene gestures).
- Do not disrupt class time or any school-related activities.
- No horseplay is allowed in the class.
Students are expected to Be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready in my classroom. Also, students will adhere and behave according to the following classroom rules and policies of the school;
Violation of the rules can result in disciplinary actions. See the following:
- Verbal Warning.
- Student conference. (Remind / Re-teach expectation)
- Seating change.
- Direct parent contact. (Note: person to person or e-mail)
- Other disciplinary action as deemed by school administration.
Grading determination for this course will be according to the county grading scale.
A= 90 - 100
B= 80 - 89
C= 70 - 79
D= 60 - 69
F= 59 - 0
Every 9 weeks your grade will be averaged according to the following percentages:
Tests/Projects/Presentations = 50%
Classwork/Daily Quizzes = 30%
Homework = 20%
1. North Marion High School Writes. Journals are a great and easy strategy to get students writing every day. Each week the student will be required to have completed a journal writing assignment with attached clippings and stories from the Web, newspapers, and magazines. This journal writing will be a collective assignment throughout the week. The student should have approximately 10 complete sentences which are equal to two paragraphs. In addition to an attached newspaper article or clippings on an assigned criminal justice related topic (such as individual rights, social control, policing, terrorism, and violent crime) which receives the most coverage. A useful website for criminal justice-specific current events is http://thecrimereport.org
- Bell Ringer: Every day the student will be required to have completed a daily bell ringer assignment on a criminal justice topic.
- Vocabulary: There will be bi-weekly vocabulary quizzes and/or tests which will generally be taken on a Friday of each week.
- Exams: The student will also have a mid-nine weeks or semester exam and an End-of-Course exam at the end of the year for this class.
5. Cooperative Learning Groups: The student will be assigned to a group upon entering the class. This group will begin a group project in which they will conduct research, prepare an essay, and a presentation on a poster board. The specific details of the project will be provided to the student on another form. The form will indicate the date the project is due. Generally, the project is due near the end of the semester (further information on the project will be forthcoming).
- No extra credit will be given. Make the grade you want as you go along.
- No late assignments will be accepted. Assignments are due as you enter class and I call for them. You will not be allowed to leave class for an assignment / project.
- Make up work. Missed work should be made up within the week of the Excused absence. If you are going to be absent the date an assignment or project is due; assignments or projects should be turned in prior to your absence.
- Exiting the classroom. To leave class you Must have my permission and you Must sign the sign-out log by the front door.
- “Zero Tolerance”Tardy policy. You are considered tardy if you are not in your seat when the bell rings.
- Restroom. Please use the restroom before and after class, we will handle emergencies accordingly. Please refrain from asking to use the restroom during lectures and presentations.
- Electronic devices: Are prohibited in class unless otherwise specified. Cell phones should not be seen or heard.
- No food or candy permitted!
COURSE AND MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS:
This course is designed to introduce students to the Criminal Justice profession. Each student is expected to do his/her own work (with exception of group projects) and to follow all instructions in the class. The following materials are requested for the student to bring to class and/or to provide to the instructor.
1. Crime Scene folder and or binder.
- Writing utensils…Blue or black ink pens are the only colors acceptable on classwork, a pencil for every test day, and highlighters.
- Loose leafcollege ruled notebook paper.
- 4. Poster Boardfor class projects.
Contact Information: the best way to contact me is through e-mail: