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Course Schedule - Introduction to Criminal Justice

Published onAug 07, 2020
Course Schedule - Introduction to Criminal Justice
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I am considerate but demanding of your time. A full-time student should spend as much time learning as a full-time worker spends working: 40 hours per week, at least.1 I use that premise to determine how much to ask of you for this course.

Time Expectations by Semesters

Fall and Spring Semesters

During fall and spring semesters, a full credit load is officially 12 credit hours, but I’m “old school” so I consider it 15 hours. This course is 3 credit hours, or 1/5 of the full load. If you divide 40 hours by 5, you get 8. Thus, I expect you to spend 8 hours per week on this course.2 I expect you to spend about this much time per section3 on average on each of the following4:

  • 6 hours for Reading

  • 4 hours for Annotation

  • 2 hours for Discussion Post

  • 2 hours for Exercise

  • 8 hours for Infographic

Given the breakdown, it should be clear that you need to start reading and working on your Annotation at the beginning of the section. I am making it due at the end of the section, so you have several weeks to work on it.

Sections

There are five sections in this course: The Criminal Justice System; Criminal Law and Crime; Law Enforcement; Courts; and Corrections. Each section has the same assignment types5: Annotations; Discussion Posts; Research Exercises; and Infographics:

  • For all semesters, assignments are due at 11:59 pm on Sundays.

Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Week 1 of Semester: The Criminal Justice System

    • Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 2, 3, 4, & 5 of Semester: Criminal Law and Crime

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Infographic

    • Third Week: (work on Annotation)

    • Fourth Week: Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 6, 7, 8, & 9 of Semester: Law Enforcement

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Infographic

    • Third Week: (work on Annotation)

    • Fourth Week: Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 10, 11, & 12 of Semester: Courts

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Infographic

    • Third Week: Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 13, 14, & 15 of Semester: Corrections

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Infographic

    • Third Week: Submit Annotation


Week

Discussion Posts

Research Exercises

Infographics

Annotations

1




The Criminal Justice System

2

Criminal Law and Crime

Crime



3



Crime


4





5




Criminal Law & Crime

6

Law Enforcement

Arrest



7



Arrest


8





9




Law Enforcement

10

Courts

Sentencing



11



Sentencing


12




Courts

13

Corrections

Prison



14



Prison


15




Corrections

Summer Semesters

Summer semesters are fast-paced courses that pack 16 weeks of material into 9 weeks. Before embarking on this course, it is important to keep this in mind. This course is 3 credit hours, which means you should expect to do about 9 hours of work a week. I expect you to spend about this much time per section on average on each of the following:

  • 8 hours for Reading

  • 6 hours for Annotation

  • 2 hours for Discussion Post

  • 2 hours for Exercise

Given the breakdown, it should be clear that you need to start reading and working on your Annotation at the beginning of the section.

Sections

There are five sections in this course: The Criminal Justice System; Criminal Law and Crime; Law Enforcement; Courts; and Corrections. Each section has the same assignment types6: Annotations; Discussion Posts; and Research Exercises:

  • In summer semesters, assignments are due at 11:59 pm on Sundays.

Summer Semesters

  • Week 1 of Semester: The Criminal Justice System

    • Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 2 & 3 of Semester: Criminal Law and Crime

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 4 & 5 of Semester: Law Enforcement

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 6 & 7 of Semester: Courts

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Annotation

  • Weeks 8 & 9 of Semester: Corrections

    • First week: Submit Discussion Post; Research Exercise

    • Second Week: Submit Annotation

Week

Discussion Posts

Research Exercises

Annotations

1



The Criminal Justice System

2

Criminal Law and Crime

Crime


3



Criminal Law & Crime

4

Law Enforcement

Arrest


5



Law Enforcement

6

Courts

Sentencing


7



Courts

8

Corrections

Prison


9



Corrections

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