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CJ 280W - Internship in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3
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.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 15 credits Criminal Justice courses and permission of faculty.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 10 Lab Hours: 160
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Be introduced to a police agency of their choice for field-service training.
    1. Make contact with a law enforcement entity to be accepted as an intern.
    2. Submit necessary documentation to the agency relative to their background and criminal record as well as driving record and fingerprints.
    3. Conclude an agreeable working schedule with the agency’s liaison to the satisfaction both student and agency.
    4. Submit copy of work schedule to intern coordinator.
    5. Present signed acceptance agreement of agency to educational institution.
  2. Provide coordinator with appropriate documentation and receive detailed information of responsibilities while engaged in intern undertaking.
    1. Provide to intern coordinator:
      1. Signed intern acceptance sheet from host agency including tentative work schedule.
      2. Proof of official Delta registration to class.
  3. Relate specific assignments to fulfill intern course responsibilities.
    1. Complete each tour of duty as assigned by the agency.
    2. Maintain strict confidence of all information gleaned while in agency.
    3. Provide a detailed log of each day’s activities and assignments.
    4. Present an evaluation paper of intern program and their experiences while serving in that capacity.
    5. Submit all required papers prior to the last day of the summer semester.
  4. Fulfill responsibilities incurred while serving as an intern.
    1. Honor all subpoenas received as a result of intern duties and observations.
    2. Present information as required to appropriate official investigative agencies which might result from incidents occurring during intern service.
  5. Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
    1. Document attainment of skills learned.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.
  6. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
    1. Articulate important ideas.
    2. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
    3. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
    4. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.
  7. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
    1. Analyze course content in written form.
    2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.

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