Internship in Criminal JusticeCJ 280W
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.
- 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.
- Provide to intern coordinator:
Relate specific assignments to fulfill intern course responsibilities.
- 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.
- 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.
- Document attainment of skills learned.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.
Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- 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.
- Analyze course content in written form.
- Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.