NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Criminal Procedure

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Criminal Procedure
    B. Course Number: CJ 213B - 10268
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    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-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. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course will concentrate on substantive criminal law, general rules, principles, and doctrines of criminal liability in the United States; and classifications of crimes against persons, property, and the public welfare. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of the Criminal Procedure process in the Criminal Justice System.

    The student transferring to a four-year college/university should inquire @ the selected institution as to whether the course will transfer.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Bundle: Criminal Procedure, 10th + LMS Integrated MindTap® Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card 9781337502474

    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
    

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


    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): 400 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

    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

    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 Criminal Procedure (CJ213B) 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, the student should be able to:
    1. Discuss generally the nature and extent of individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution and discuss in depth those rights in the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments that constitute the heart of the law of criminal procedure;

    2. Discuss generally the structure of the court system of the United States and of New Mexico and to trace the progress of a criminal case through the court system from the initial complaint through appeal and post-conviction remedies;

    3. Apply the law of arrest, search and seizure, confessions, and pretrial identification, to particular fact situations;

    4. Identify the individual right in issue and how it comes into conflict with a law enforcement function;

    5. Analyze the fact situation and identifying the specific issue presented;

    6. Present arguments for the position of both the prosecution and defense, citing cases where applicable; and

    7. Resolve the issue as a court, lawyer, or law enforcement officer would, including a well-reasoned opinion, again citing cases where applicable.

    8. Analyze the fact situation and identifying the specific issue presented; and

    9. Present arguments for the position of both the prosecution and defense, citing cases where applicable.


  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

    All assignments must be submitted as an 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.
    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.

  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 Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    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 Thursday, April 20, 2017. 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

    COURSE OUTLINE
    You will get to MindTap through canvas and must enter the access code to complete your assignments. DO NOT RELY ON THE ASSIGNMENT DETAILS TO ALERT YOU OF DUE DATES….THERE WILL ALWAYS BE MINDTAP ASSIGNMENTS WEEK 2-8 EVERY WEEK.
    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.
    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 3:
    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.

    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 4:
    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.
    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 5:
    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.
    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 6:
    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.
    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 7:
    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.
    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 8:
    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.
    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.
    ***IF AVAILABLE BUT ONLY CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CLASS: Read and then Complete Chapter 15 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.
    Complete Final Project on Canvas