NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Probation, Parole and Community Corrections
    B. Course Number: CJ 113D - 10129
    C. Semester: Spring 2012
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Titus, Rebecca
    G. Office: Bob Moran Hall (MB) 107E
    H. Email Address: RTitus@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2714
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    K. Prerequisite(s): None
    L. Corequisite(s): None
    M. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The role of community corrections within the Criminal Justice System; operation of the correctional institution; alternatives to incarceration; treatment and rehabilitation of offenders; distinction between parole and probation and the legal basis governing the supervision of juvenile and adult offenders placed on probation or parole.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the legal alternatives to incarceration for people found guilty of criminal behavior.

    This course has transferability to other colleges, but it is always advisable to check with the appropriate advisors/counselors at all applicable colleges.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Cromwell, P., Alarid, L., & Carmen, R.
    Community-Based Corrections, 8th. Ed.
    (Wadsworth/Cengage - 2011) ISBN - 978-0-495-81242-5

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Introduction 50 points
    Discussions 400 points (50 for each week)
    Assignments 1500 (100 for each chapter)
    Tests 400 points (100 for each test)
    Final 200 points

    A 2550-2295
    B 2294-2039
    C 2038-1783
    D 1782-1527
    F BELOW 1527

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Within our respective fields, as appropriate, students should:


    A. Identify, describe and explain human behaviors and how they are influenced by social structures, institutions and processes within the contexts of diverse communities.

    B. Articulate how beliefs, assumptions and values are influenced by factors such as politics, geography, economics, culture, biology, history and social institutions.

    C. Describe on-going reciprocal interactions among self, society and the environment.

    D. Apply the knowledge base of the social and behavioral sciences to identify, describe, explain and critically evaluate relevant issues ethical dilemmas and arguments.

    Selected, specific competencies will be used to demonstrate mastery of the above.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of this course a student should be able to:
    - Understand the historical development of community-based corrections
    - Know the different types of community-based correctional programs and their goals
    - Understand how community-based correctional programs operate, typical problems and their solutions
    -Know the basic success rates for the different types of community-based programs
    -Understand special issues in community-based corrections

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    You must also use word to submit your assignments or save it as a .RTF file if you are using Wordperfect. I can not download the assignments from any other format.

    Be sure when you answer your questions, you refer to the Grading Rubric included in your assignment, which will explain the Assignment Expectations. I also expect each of you to cite your references. This does not have to be a big issue or something hard, but merely (Author or website, and page number) where you located the information to support your own personal ideas. With that being said, I also expect you to use something, such as the textbook, online websites or other court or law references to support your personal ideas. The discussions should be your personal “feelings” documented one way or another with another type of resource. Do not answer the questions by saying, “I think …” and leave it as that. Each question must be thoroughly explained. In some instances, it may take one paragraph and in others, it may take one page. There is no magic number or guide as to how long it should be.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Learning Resource Center located in Mansur Hall room 121.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week 1 Introductions
    Week 2 Chapter 1 & 2 Assignments & Discussions
    Week 3 Chapter 3 & 4 Assignments & Discussions & Test 1
    Week 4 Chapter 5 & 6 Assignments & Discussions
    Week 5 Chapter 7 & 8 Assignments & Discussions & Test 2
    Week 6 Chapter 9 & 10 Assignments & Discussions
    Week 7 Chapter 11 & 12 Assignments & Discussions & Test 3
    Week 8 Chapter 13, 14 & 15 Assignments & Discussions & Test 4 & Final