NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Juvenile Justice System

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Juvenile Justice System
    B. Course Number: CJ 113F - 10263
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: M W F 9:00:00 AM - 9:50:00 AM
    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-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 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. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): N/A
    M. Corequisite(s): N/A
    N. Class Location: BMH110
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course will explain the organization, functions, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies. Discussion includes the juvenile court and justice system, historical development of the concept of delinquency, the special status of juveniles under the law, and special attention to juvenile justice procedural law under the Children’s Code and Rules of Procedure. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Juvenile Justice system and its' components. Students should check with their advisor / counselor to determine whether courses are transferable to other institutions.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Siegel/Welsh - Bundle: Juvenile Delinquency: The Core, 6th + LMS Integrated MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    ISBN 9781337123396

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Module 0: 105points
    Chapter Assignments/Exam (14) 42 points each chapter = 630
    Chapter 16 is extra credit

    These assignments will be completed (required) in MindTap. In canvas, on the Course Information Module, there are links and a step by step guide to how to navigate and get there. I will manually transfer grades into canvas from there.

    Weekly Discussions (50ea): 800 points
    These will be completed in Canvas under Weekly Modules.

    Final Project: 200points

    This will be completed in Canvas in Final Module Shell.
    A 1735-1562
    B 1561-1388
    C 1387-1214
    D 1213-1040
    F < 1040

  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

    At the conclusion of this course, a student should have a basic knowledge of how the criminal justice system operates and a general understanding of how different areas of the criminal justice system work, such as: policing, the courts, corrections, juvenile justice and theories of criminology and the law.
    The course content of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency (CJ113F) supports NMJC’s mission of “promoting success through learning” by encouraging students to accomplish the following:
    • Identify and recognize the stages within the criminal justice system.
    • Identify and articulate the roles of individuals within the criminal justice system.
    • Identify and communicate the rights of defendants in the criminal justice system.
    • Analyze the significance of key court cases that have influenced the criminal justice system.
    • Apply each of the above in context of developing an awareness of self and community.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the conclusion of this course, a student should:

    1. Define and understand the history, development, and concepts of Juvenile Justice System by using all the different models that are provided throughout our studies;
    2. Discuss generally the idea of the Juvenile court system and the policing procedures and duties and responsibilities surrounding juveniles;
    3. Identify juveniles as victims of crime, abuse and neglect, as well as offenders;
    4. Discuss the different correction options for Juveniles and define the differences between the types of institutions;
    5. Develop a concept that will work in today’s society for Juveniles that is logical and reasonable;
    6. Discuss the different theories of delinquency;
    7. Identify the purposes and philosophies of juvenile systems;

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Response Times for E-mail and Grading in this Course:

    E-mail will be responded to within 24 hours.
    Assignments and exams will be graded and grades will be posted by the end of the day on Sunday of next week.


    All assignments must be submitted as an attachment through Microsoft Word format or as a RTF file. These should be submitted via the WebCT assignment page.

    BE SURE TO READ ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS AS YOU WILL FIND TONS OF INFORMATION AS IT IS MADE AVAILABLE TO ME REGARDING CANVAS AND COURSE INFORMATION AS WELL.

    Late Assignments: Late assignments will encounter a 10 point deduction for each day your assignment is late, unless other arrangements have been made with the instructor.

  11. 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 specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend 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.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    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.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. 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 Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    You will get to MindTap through canvas and must enter the access code to complete your assignments.



    Week 1:

    Complete Module 0 in Canvas as well as Skill Set in MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 2:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 1 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 3:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 2 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 4:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 3 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 5:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 4 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 6:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 5 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 7:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 6 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 8:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 7 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 9:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 8 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 10:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 9 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 11:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 10 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 12:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 11 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 13:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 12 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 14:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 13 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.






    Week 15:

    Read and then Complete Chapter 14 Learning Objectives; Visual Summary; Reading; Video Case; Career Scenarios (2); Exam on MindTap.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module.




    Week 16:

    complete Final Project in Canvas.

    The link can be found under Course Information Module in your Canvas Course. You must have an access code to accompany textbook to complete this assignment.

    Complete Discussion for the Week in Canvas under Weekly Module. Complete Final Project