This is the home page for Cliff Donn's version of CJS/SOC 220, the Criminal Justice System for the Fall 2016 semester. If you have questions or suggestions or find any problems, please contact Cliff.

 

Course Policies:Polices for CJS/SOC 220 are contained in the course syllabus and on this web page and its various links. Students are required to be familar with those polices and to comply with them. You are particularly advised to be familiar with the policies on tardiness and attendance and to take special note of the attendance policies for the classes surrounding Spring Break and Easter Break.

 

Syllabus: Here you will find a copy of the course syllabus and reading list. A paper copy will be distributed the first day of class.

 

Library Reserve List:All materials that have been put on reserve at the library are on this list. If you find any reading, required or optional, on the syllabus, that is not on this list, please let the instructor know.

 

Announcements:Here you will find announcements of changes in the class schedule and reading assignments. You may also find postings of job announcements, relevant meetings of clubs and professional groups, lectures, etc. All students are required to check this link twice a week (Monday morning and Wednesday morning). Most of the time you will find nothing new but continue to check since all official course changes and other announcements will be posted here.

 

Office Hours: This will link you to Cliff Donn's office hours and teaching schedule for the current semester. You are welcome to drop by or to try to contact me at times other than my office hours. Those are just times when I try not to schedule activities that take me out of my office. However, I am around and available at lots of other times.

 

Format:The format and writing style for any written assignments in CJS 101 can be found here. This includes information about citations and information about plagiarism and how to avoid it. Note that certain citation styles that may be acceptable in some of your other classes (e.g. APA) are not acceptable in this class. You may use ASA style in this class but please be guided by this link in deciding which items require citations and what information to inlcude in those citations.

 

Evaluation:Here you will find a discussion of the various assignments in the class and how much they contribute to your overall grade.

 

Terms:Here you will find a list of terminology and definitions that we use in the class. You are advised to print this list out and bring it with you to class each day.

 

Examinations: You will find information about examination questions and sample questions here. The samples are actual questions used on quizzes and examinations the last time this course was taught by Cliff. There is also a quiz schedule available here.

 

Supreme Court Case Analysis: Each student write an analysis of two Supreme Court cases that deal with issues related to the criminal justice system. You will find a description of that assignment here. A rubric for the evaluation of that assignment is available here.

 

Slides: After we finish each topic, the powerpoint slides used in class will be posted here.

 

Links: Here you will find links to a variety of sites and organizations involved in the processes of law enforcement. These may be useful in preparing class presentations and other assignments, understanding journal entries, etc.

 

Exoneration Registry - The Exoneration Registry attempts to document and explain all persons who have been wrongly convicted in U.S. courts since 1989. To be listed, a defendent must have had all charges related to the matter in question dropped. It is a joint project of the law schools at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

 

FBI - This is a link to the home page of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Innocence Project - This link is to the home page of a group that is dedicated to the exoneration of wrongly convicted individuals through the use of DNA evidence. They also seek reforms of the criminal justice system to reduce such miscarriages of justice.

 

Interpol - This is the link to the home page of Interpol. This is the largest international police agency in the world and it coordinates and assists the police departments of some 190 member nations

 

Marshalls Service - This is the link to the home page of the United States Marshalls Service

 

New York State Court of Appeals - This is the link to the New York State Court of Appeals. This is the highest court in the State of New York.

 

New York State Police - This is the link to the home page of the New York State Police

 

Onondaga County Sheriff's Office - This is the link to the home page of the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department, the county in which Le Moyne College is located.

 

Secret Service - This is the link to the home page of the United States Secret Service. This agency is charged with protecting U.S. public officials and with maintaining the integrity of U.S. currency (i.e. dealing with counterfeiting)

 

Supreme Court - This is the link to the home page for the United States Supreme Court

 

Syracuse Police Department - This is the link to the home page of the Syracuse City Police Department