NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Probation, Parole and Community Corrections
    B. Course Number: CJ 113D - 30778
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    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: 8:15:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-02:45:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:15:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-1:45:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:15:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);11:45:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Tuesday: 10:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Thursday: 10:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    My preferred method of communication is the Canvas inbox.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. 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:

    The materials required for this course are included in Cengage Unlimited , a subscription that gives you access to all your Cengage access codes and online textbooks for $119.99 per term, $179.99 per year or $239.99 for two years. No matter how many Cengage products you use, they are included in Cengage Unlimited, and the price stays the same. You can purchase access to Cengage Unlimited in the bookstore, or at cengage.com.


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    CJ 113D Probation, Parole & Corrections
    Included in Cengage Unlimited

    MindTap Criminal Justice, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card for Alarid's Community-Based Corrections, 12th
    ISBN 9781337687409


    • All your Cengage access codes for one price
    • Access to all your Cengage online textbooks MindTap 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    • The text is in digital format either through option 1 or option 2.
    • You MUST have an access code for this class in order to participate in MindTap activities and other requirements.
    • It is imperative to have a desktop or a laptop computer and a reliable internet connection for this class.
    • If you would like to have a hardcopy book, please look online

    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
    

    Grading Policy
    MindTap Exercises 15%
    Canvas Assignments 30%
    Quizzes 20%
    Case Studies 15%
    Comprehensive Final Exam 20%
    TOTAL 100%
    GRADING SCHEME
    90% - 100% A
    80% - 89% B
    70% - 79% C
    60% - 69% D
    0% - 59% F
    MindTap Exercises
    MindTap is a learning platform provided by Cengage Publishing. All the learning materials for this class can be found in MindTap. This includes the e-book, flashcards, summaries, and the exercises. MindTap includes the "Understand" and "Analyze" exercises. These activities will help you get familiar and understand the concepts better.
    Canvas Assignments
    Canvas assignments are a variety of tasks that will enhance your skills in communication, critical thinking, and personal and social responsibility. It can be through discussions, writing papers, reflections, projects, presentations, or a combination of these. Written assignments will be uploaded to Turn It In through Canvas, a software that scans for plagiarism.
    Quizzes
    The quizzes will test your familiarity and comprehension of the concepts from each chapter. You will complete these on MindTap.
    Case Studies
    The Case Studies are Criminal Justice issues that you will be analyzing and evaluating using the major sociological perspectives. You will be applying what you will learn about doing sociological research in writing a proposal on how to address these issues.
    Comprehensive Final Exam
    The final exam is composed of a comprehensive essay. You will use MLA format and be required to use the textbook and 2 outside references, also.

    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 Probation, Parole & Community Corrections (CJ113D) 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

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

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT
  11. I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

    II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

    III. Canvas Technical Requirements

    IV. Technology Requirements for Students: A Desktop or Laptop that is no more than five years old, has at least Windows 7 or MAC OSX 10.6 with 1 GB of memory, 2.4 GHz Processor, has a webcam and a microphone. The Internet speed is between 5 to 10 Mbps per second.

    V. Technical and Academic Support

    Call the 24/7 Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available.

    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.

  12. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Other Important Information
    Canvas Mobile App and Mobile Devices Consider downloading the Canvas App to your mobile phone. This Canvas App is only for receiving messages and for checking Canvas. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE YOUR PHONE TO DO ASSIGNMENTS OR TAKE TESTS! Your mobile devices should only be used to view your course and not for assignments or tests. There is no technical support for using iPads, phones, or tablets.
    Browsers Use Firefox or Chrome when working on Canvas. If something seems off, try switching browsers.
    Google Docs/Office 365 This class will require you to use Microsoft Word and/or PowerPoint. If you do not have any of these programs, create a GMAIL account to use Google Docs and Google Slides OR create a Microsoft account using your NMJC email to utilize a free Office 365 online.
    Student Guide The Student Guide on Canvas Homepage is a page for both academic and technical help that is available to you. Go visit that page to get familiar with it.
    Canvas Help Desk The Canvas Help Desk is the resource when needing help with any issues that arise with Canvas. The phone is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Leave a message if no immediate answer. If you call the help line, give them your name, class you are having problems with, your A number/username and the CRN of the class you are calling about. The CRN can be located at the top of your online class and is a five-digit number. The Canvas Help Desk phone number is 399-2199.
    Brainfuse or the
    Academic Success Center Send your written assignment to Brainfuse or the Academic Success Center for review. Only written assignments that are reviewed by either Brainfuse or a tutor from the ASC will be accepted. Turn It In will be used to scan all documents for plagiarism.
    Modern Language Association All references must be cited using the Modern Language Association format (MLA)
    Cengage MindTap Free 14-Day Trial You have about 14 days to access MindTap for free if you don't have an access code on the first day of the semester. Keep in mind that on the 15th day, all of cengage materials will in inaccessible to you until you supply your own access code. When you take advantage of the trial, make sure that you use your NMJC email so that it recognizes you as a student here at NMJC. To avoid all the possible issues, I would recommend you have the access code ready prior to the first day of the semester.

  13. 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 or the Academic Success Center. Brainfuse is an online tutoring service that can be accessed from your course navigation menu in Canvas and there is no need to create an account. The Academic Success Center is located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    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 Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 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.

  14. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  15. FINALS SCHEDULE
  16. 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.

    Case Study Assignments due: Week 3; Week 4; Week 5; Week 7; and Week 8...you will find them in the Canvas link inside the Modules.
    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.

    Course Outline
    Probation/Parole & Community Corrections
    (Course Outline for 8 Weeks)

    Week 1 10/14 – 10/20 Course Information and Module 0
    Start Here read & watch video)
    Course Overview
    Notification Settings
    Syllabus quiz
    Personal Info
    Introduction
    Cengage MindTap CheckIn

    Week 2 10/21 – 10/27
    Chapter 1 MindTap Exercises
    Canvas Assignment

    Week 3 10/28 – 11/3
    Chapter 2 & 3 MindTap Exercises
    Canvas Assignment

    Week 4 11/4 – 11/10
    Chapter 4 & 5 MindTap Exercises
    Canvas Assignment

    Week 5 11/11 – 11/17
    Chapter 6 & 7 MindTap Exercises
    Canvas Assignment
    Case Study

    Week 6 11/18 – 11/24
    Chapter 8-10 MindTap Exercises
    Canvas Assignment

    Week 7 11/25 – 12/1
    Chapter 11-12 MindTap Exercises
    Canvas Assignment
    Case Study

    Week 8 12/2 – 12/8
    Chapter 13-14 MindTap Exercises
    Canvas Assignment
    Comprehensive Final

    *The last day to withdraw is 5:00 p.m. on November 19, 2019.
    *This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be announced in class. You will be notified via Canvas where you will find the revised course outline