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Office Hours: Fall 2019 Online Wed. 6PM-8PM
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Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers (CCFT)Criminal Justice and CorrectionsPublic Safety

Nancy Carroll
CJ Instructor

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Master's Emergency Administration 2006, B.A. Psychology, FBI National Academy
With Cabrillo College since 2000

Executive Director 2009/2010
California College and University Police Chief's Association

Retired Asst. Police Chief, University of California Santa Cruz. (2008)
29 years Law Enforcement Experience serving in patrol,investigations and administration.

Fall 2019 CJ4 109750

Instructor: Nancy Carroll
Criminal Courts and Procedures
CJ-4 Distance Education
Class meets on line

Course Description

A study of how criminal justice system functions at the state and federal level. Procedures from Federal and Sate law as they apply and effect law enforcement policies. At the end of the course the student should be able to demonstrate competency in procedural law. The student will understand the necessary requirements for an effective arrest, prosecution and incarceration.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. When presented with the procedures involved in the Justice System from arrest to
release, the student will be able to recognize these concepts to the satisfaction of the

2. After developing skills in applying knowledge of the procedures involved from arrest
to release to an understanding of the operation of the Justice System, the student will
be able demonstrate that knowledge through a series of essay questions designed to
measure his/her understanding of the Criminal Justice System.

3. After developing an appreciation of the necessity for the Justice System to operate as
a cooperating system, the student will be able to state his/her appreciation by writing a
research paper describing his/her competency.

4. After developing an ability to utilize material in making appropriate decisions on how
to operate as a member of the system, the student will demonstrate knowledge of
system membership by passing an examination to the satisfaction of the instructor.


Criminal Procedure in California, Peoples, Edward, Prentice Hall, Inc. Fifth Edition

Course Requirements

Assignments are given and completed on a weekly basis. The format is to complete reading assignment and study quiz for each week. In addition there is an essay question related to the reading chapter given each week.

Students are expected to participate in discussion questions and to communicate with other students.

There will be a midterm and final which the weekly lessons are designed to prepare the student for.

Each student is required to choose one of the following projects.

Attend a court trial and write a written report on that experience demonstrating critical thinking by comparing and contrasting procedures with those of the book.

Write a written report (5-7 pages) on an appropriate law enforcement topic approved by the instructor.

Grades will determined by the amount of points accumulated during the semester.

FINAL EXAMINATIONS: Final examinations are required in all courses. A schedule of final examinations is published in each class schedule. Students are to take examinations as scheduled. In case of a severe illness which prevents the student from taking the examination at the scheduled period, I should be notified as soon as possible to arrange to make up the examination missed. A doctor’s note will be required to reschedule the final exam.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Students needing accommodations should contact the instructor ASAP. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to insure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact Disabled Student Services, Room 810, 479-6379, or Learning Skills Program, Room 1073, 479-6220.
Veterans may qualify for accommodations. Wounded Warriors may have acquired injuries which through the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) entitles the use of accommodations to ensure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. To determine if you qualify or need assistance with an accommodation, please contact Disabled Student Services, Room 1073, 479-6379, or the Learning Skills Program, Room 1073, 479-6220.

I need extra help with my courses
Group and individual tutoring services for this class (and many others) are available at the Tutorial Center on the 2nd floor of the library, 479-6470. Some courses require an appointment while most allow you to simply drop in for some help.

What is my goal as a student?
Everyone here at Cabrillo wants to help you. If you are unsure about what direction to take, whether that be which classes to take to transfer quickly or what career opportunities are available within your major (and what steps are required to reach my career goals), please contact Academic Counseling 479-6274, or the Transfer Center, 479-6385 to schedule an appointment.

A Note on Academic Honesty: While I encourage the formation of study groups for this class and want you to help each other to succeed, I also expect that each student will do his or her own work. It’s great to talk with each other about the course content, but it is not O.K. for you to use your friend’s work product. Think and talk with each other; write by yourself. If you are caught copying or cheating, then you may receive an “F”: in the class.

Instances of plagiarism on assignments or research papers (presenting the words or ideas of another author as your own – without citation) could also result in your receiving no credit for the class. All you have to do to avoid this is to write your own paper and when you DO use the words or ideas of another author, simply tell where you got that information in a footnote.

CHALLENGING THE COURSE: In some unique situations, students may have the necessary combination of knowledge, training and experience to challenge the content of the course and receive college credit. If you are interested in pursuing this option, contact me at the start of the course to discuss this possibility.

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