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Internship in Criminal Justice

CJ 280W

Internship in Criminal Justice

CJ 280W

Course Description

Prerequisite: Minimum 15 credits Criminal Justice courses and permission of faculty. Field placement in a criminal justice setting (police department, court, juvenile center, etc.). An attempt will be made to find field education placements compatible with students' interests and agency needs. (10-160)

Outcomes and Objectives

Be introduced to a police agency of their choice for field-service training.

Objectives:

  • Make contact with a law enforcement entity to be accepted as an intern.
  • Submit necessary documentation to the agency relative to their background and criminal record as well as driving record and fingerprints.
  • Conclude an agreeable working schedule with the agency's liaison to the satisfaction both student and agency.
  • Submit copy of work schedule to intern coordinator.
  • Present signed acceptance agreement of agency to educational institution.

Provide coordinator with appropriate documentation and receive detailed information of responsibilities while engaged in intern undertaking.

Objectives:

  • Provide to intern coordinator:

Relate specific assignments to fulfill intern course responsibilities.

Objectives:

  • Complete each tour of duty as assigned by the agency.
  • Maintain strict confidence of all information gleaned while in agency.
  • Provide a detailed log of each day's activities and assignments.
  • Present an evaluation paper of intern program and their experiences while serving in that capacity.
  • Submit all required papers prior to the last day of the summer semester.

Fulfill responsibilities incurred while serving as an intern.

Objectives:

  • Honor all subpoenas received as a result of intern duties and observations.
  • Present information as required to appropriate official investigative agencies which might result from incidents occurring during intern service.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.

Objectives:

  • Articulate important ideas.
  • Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
  • Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

Objectives:

  • Analyze course content in written form.
  • Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.