syllabus (3) CJ intro fall 2010

syllabus (3) CJ intro fall 2010 - T TEMPLE UNIVERSITY...

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T TEMPLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Introduction to Criminal Justice CJ 1001, Section 3 Main Campus, GH 107(Gladfelter Hall) 9:30 am - 10:50 pm Tues—Thurs Professor: John S. Goldkamp Teaching Assistant : Office : Gladfelter Hall, 5 th Floor, Rm. 524 Kelly Waltman-Spreha Tel : 215-204-9678 Gladfelter Hall, 5 th Floor, Rm. 561 Email : goldkamp@ temple.edu kwaltman@temple.edu Office hours : Tues, Thursday, 3-5 pm & or by appt.; Ms. Waltman-Spreha: TBA Course Description This course provides an overview of criminal justice in the United States, its major components (law enforcement, courts and corrections), operations and issues. It will familiarize students with criminal justice terminology, basic legal definitions and concepts, and citizens’ legal rights in the criminal process. More than providing general background, the course is designed to expose students to ongoing problems, new developments and major issues in the field. ( Please note that this syllabus may be subject to revision during the semester. ) Required and Optional Readings Text : Steven P. Lab, Marian R. Williams, Jefferson E. Holcomb, Melissa W. Burek, William K. King, and Michael E. Buerger. (2011). Criminal Justice: The Essentials. 2 nd Edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0199737193 (paperback). Book : D. Graham Burnett. (2002). A Trial by Jury. Vintage. ISBN: 0375727515 (paperback). Supplemental readings : Various additional short readings will be assigned during the course of the semester when relevant to the topic discussion. Such materials may include, but are not limited to, journal articles, government reports, web-based learning materials, newspaper articles, etc. All supplemental readings will generally be available on Blackboard under Course Documents. News Articles : Students should read news articles relevant to criminal justice on a regular basis throughout the semester for class discussion and possible individual assignments relating to current events. Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and New York Times are recommended as usually most informative. Try accessing on-line free of charge. The links to their home pages will be posted on Blackboard under External Links. Blackboard, Email and Internet This course makes use of the Blackboard.temple.edu website for this course. All students must activate their student temple.edu accounts in order to have access to Blackboard and hence course materials and announcements. (Other email accounts cannot access Blackboard at Temple.) Important announcements, reminders and supplemental materials will be found at this site as the semester progresses. In addition, you may wish to email me and/or teaching assistant Ms. Spreha CJ/1001/003 FALL 2010 Professor John Goldkamp 1
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T TEMPLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE regarding questions you have on an ongoing basis. You will be referred to sources found on the internet from time to time as well. On Time
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