CJ7 Syllabus

CJ7 Syllabus - Cabrillo College Criminal Justice Department...

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Instructor: Mary Juno Criminal Justice Department Office Hrs: By Appointment Spring 2010 Office: 1523 Class Hrs: Mondays, 1340-1645 Email: junos68@yahoo.com Room: 1605 CJ 7 Criminal Justice Written Communications Class website: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/mary.juno/ courses/cj7/ Course Description Methods to develop students’ abilities in note taking, interviewing, information gathering, report writing mechanics and organization, and critical evaluation. Attention will be given to developing a note-taking system and recording facts in a logical manner. Students will write and analyze police reports to meet the standards of the Criminal Justice System. Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100. Texts and Materials Required: Report Writing Essentials. 2000. Lance Parr. Wadsworth. ISBN-13: 978-0-942728-99-6 Supplementary: Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, 3 rd Edition. 2007. Larry S. Miller & Dan Moeser. LexisNexis. ISBN-13: 978-1-59345-316-9 Course Format The course will include lectures, class discussions, powerpoint presentations, videos, and practical exercises. The text will be supplemented with documents posted online. Course Requirements Exams: There will be two exams given in the course: a midterm and final. Quizzes: There will be weekly quizzes on aspects of writing mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary). The lowest quiz score will be dropped from the total. Make-up quizzes will NOT be given if you are late or absent. Exams/quizzes may include multiple choice, matching, true/false, diagrams and short essays. Midterm Exam: March 22 ?
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