Introduction to Criminal Justice


Fall 1999                                   Dr. Tod W. Burke
CRJU 100                                  Office:   307 Adams St.
TR: 9:00-10:45 YG 311              Office Hrs:  mw: 2:00-2:45 & 4:00-4:45  t/r: 3:30-4:30
TR: 11:00-12:15 YG 311             Work number:  831-6657 
TR: 2:00-3:15  YG 311               
Fax number:  831-6075



This course is designed to give the student a general concept of the functions of the criminal justice system. Topics for discussion will include (but are not limited to): The basic format of instruction is lecture, however classroom participation plays a vital role in the success of the course.
Exam 1 - 100 points  Chapters 1, 2, 3 pp.  1 - 109
Exam 2 - 100 points  Chapters 4, 5, 6 pp.  110 - 193
Exam 3 - 100 points  Chapters 7, 8, 9  pp.  194 - 283 
Exam 4 - 100 points  Chapters 10, 11, 12  pp. 284 - 367 

    Exam 5 - 100 points      Chapters 13, 14, 15     pp.  368 - 464



The student is expected to be in class at the start of the lecture. Persistent tardiness will not be tolerated! (The student may be denied entrance.) Any student missing more than 2 classes will be penalized 10 points for each class missed (no excuses, with the exception of a note from the Dean of Students). Students with perfect attendance will receive 10 bonus points! Attendance is considered part of your classroom participation grade. (2 tardies = 1 absence).

Required Text:

Essentials of Criminal Justice (2nd edition) by Senna and Siegal

Any material covered in lecturing or readings (or other teaching methods) may be asked on the exams. The exam format will be hypothetical/short answers,  multiple choice, true/false, etc. The material in lecture may overlap with the readings, but is not designed to do so. This instructor will not lecture directly from the text, but will supplement the knowledge gained through personal and educational experiences in the field of criminal justice.

The student is responsible for providing their own "blue book" (exam book) for each exam. This can be purchased at the college bookstore. Do not wait until the last minute. No Book. No Exam!!