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WELCOME TO SPRING 2013!
This page contains brief information you will need for this course. Detailed information is contained in the Syllabus, Assignment Requirements, and Assignments and Due Dates documents which may be accessed by the links at the bottom of this section homepage. I will not be providing hard copies of these documents in an effort to reduce paper usage.
This course is a study of the historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional provisions in the administration of justice system. The course will include defining and classifying crime, legal research, study of case law, and the methodology and concepts of law as a social force.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the origins and foundational concepts of civil and criminal law. 2. Explain how laws are developed and modified. 3. Identify, classify, and apply the elements of Part I and Part II of the criminal ordinances from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Act.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS IN THE SYLLABUS
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Keep all cell phones and other electronic devices on silent mode and out of sight. In-class use of laptop computers are for note taking purposes only, and require you sit in the front two rows of the class. You will be requested to leave the class session if you continue to use the electronics inappropriately, rudely, and/or disruptively in class.
BEHAVIOR: All students must adhere to the Student Conduct Code as outlined in the SRJC Schedule of Classes. It is important that academic freedom be maintained by respecting the rights of other students to express any view or ask any question related to the course. Any plagiarism or cheating will not be tolerated.
If plagiarism is detected, the student will not receive any points for the assignment and face the possible consequence of failure in the course.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS IN THE SYLLABUS
ALL ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES ARE IN THE ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES SCHEDULE LINKED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
FIRST DATE OF CLASS: January 14 NO CLASS MEETING: January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) NO CLASS MEETING: February 18 (Professional Day) MIDTERM EXAM: March 6 NO CLASS MEETINGS: March 18 and 20 (Spring Break) LAST LESSON MEETING: May 15 FINAL EXAM: May 22 (8:00am - 9:45am) FINAL GRADES POSTED BY: June 3 (11:59pm)
ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL LAW (11th edition) by Neil Chamelin and Andrew Thomas ISBN 978-0-511057-7
Rentals and ebooks are available
There is a copy available at the Reserve Desk in Doyle Library (Call #: KF9219.85.C475 2012 PC)
Consistent attendance and active participation will benefit and enhance your learning experience. Material from class discussions will assist you in completing the exams and assignments. Develop a network of classmates to share notes and handouts with you in case you are unavoidably absent.
Per District policy an instructor may be drop a student from the course for missing 10% of the total class hours or four classes. This generally happens at the beginning of the semester.
However, it is your responsibility to withdraw or drop from a class if you choose to stop attending during the semester.
Tests and Exams
There is a midterm exam and a final exam for this course. You will need a Scantron-type scoring form for each exam, which are multiple-choice and true-false in structure.
Late or "make-up" unit exams are discouraged and points will be deducted (up to half a grade). The make-up exam must be taken before the beginning of the next scheduled class meeting. All late unit exams must be scheduled in advance with the instructor. No late exams are administered for the final exam.
If you have academic accommodations for exam taking, you are responsible for scheduling the exams in advance for administration on the class exam days with DRD.
Any academic dishonesty such as cheating or copying will result in a failing grade on that exam.
Further information on exams and academic integrity is in the course syllabus.
GRADING SCALE: 90%-100% = A 80%-89% = B 70%-79% = C 60%-69% = D <1%-59% = F
All assignments will be submitted through the electronic system Turnitin.com. Using this feature reduces paper and copying while securely maintaining all of your assignment submissions. Additionally, you will have access to the grade book feature and have the ability to monitor your grades in the course.
This is the homepage for one section of AJ 22 at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Information on this page applies to this particular section and has been placed here by the instructor of this section.
Other sections of this course might be taught by different instructors, might be delivered by different means
(such as in the classroom, on the Internet, or via television), and in any event might not use the same information presented on this page.
For a full listing of all sections of this course, visit the
complete schedule of classes.
You must be a Santa Rosa Junior College student in order to take any section of this course.
If you are not already an SRJC student, you must first apply for admission to the college.
After you have been admitted to SRJC, then you must officially enroll in this course through
the Admissions and Records Department. Read the SRJC Online Orientation for more information on eligibility, registration, fees, etc.
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course materials, please contact the instructor or the Disability Resources Department.