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					content=<font size="25"><u>ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE
UNIVERSITY</u><br><br>INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE<br><br><font
size="18">CRJU 4800 Internship (12 credit hours)<br><br><font
size="18">Downloads:<br>%09- <a
href="files/CRJU4800internshipmanual.doc"><u>Internship
Manual</u></a><br><br><font size="15"><u>Catalog
Description:</u><br><font size="13">%09Prerequisite: permission of
instructor or department. Application of academic knowledge in criminal
justice setting. Joint supervision by faculty internship coordinator and
agency officials. Requires a substantial research paper.<br><br><font
size="15"><u>Purpose:</u><br><font size="13">%09The criminal justice
internship/practicum program within the Department of Criminal Justice,
Social, and Political Science at Armstrong Atlantic State University is
designed specifically to enable students to apply classroom knowledge to
the work environment and to better prepare them to enter the criminal
justice field upon graduation. The internship program exposes students to
the qualifications and requirements of various employing agencies, giving
those students the experience to meet those requirements. It is intended
that students will participate in the work of the internship/practicum
agency and, when possible, make significant contributions.<br><br>The
criminal justice internship supports the second goal of the Armstrong
Atlantic State University’s mission statement and exemplifies the
department’s commitment to:<br>%09"Providing students with intellectual
challenges, professional experiences, and extracurricular activities that
prepare them for citizenship, leadership, career success, and a lifelong
passion for learning . . . " (Armstrong Atlantic State University 2007-
2008 Undergraduate Catalog, p. 11, approved by the Board of Regents of
the University System of Georgia, April, 2005.)<br><br><font
size="15"><u>Objectives:</u><br><font size="13">%09%091. To afford
students the opportunity to correlate theory with practice within the
agency setting.<br>%09%092. To develop in students an understanding of
current problems within the agency and other components of the criminal
justice system (or general public or private sectors related to the
criminal justice system).<br>%09%093. To allow the agency an opportunity
to benefit from objective inquiries by students into the agency’s method
of operation.<br>%09%094. To provide students with intensive agency
experience and to permit students to become sufficiently involved so that
their input is solicited and received.<br>%09%095. To allow students to
assume appropriate responsibilities of a regular staff member and be able
to function with a minimum of supervision.<br>%09%096. To enhance
students’ capacity for intellectual inquiry, expository writing skills,
and critical analysis.<br>%09%097. To develop students’ understanding
and/or ability to devise realistic strategies for improving an agency’s
delivery of services.<br><br>In the achievement of these objectives,
students should have the opportunity to assume responsibility for
productive tasks within agencies and to observe and identify with the
public or private sector professional in his or her various roles in the
agency and community.<br><br>The goal of AASU’s criminal justice program
is to produce a professional who is both highly self-directing and able
to use consultative supervision. As an applied interdisciplinary
profession, criminal justice places emphasis upon planned experience as a
vital aspect of the educational process. There are six educational
objectives for each intern in the field internship instruction:<br>%09I.
Socialization: Interns should identify themselves as part of the agency
staff, develop collegial relationships with staff, and become accustomed
to the style of the agency (hours, modes of dress, casual conversation,
place and style of work). However, interns should not use profanity,
regardless of what others are doing, and should not become involved in
gossip or work group cliques.<br><br>%09II. Knowledge of Services:
Interns should be completely familiar with the functions of the field
agency, its modes of intake, service limitations, referral, and
recording. They should also become familiar with the agency’s network of
relationships with other agencies.<br><br>%09III. Awareness of Role: In
agency activities, students should develop a consciousness of purpose,
including objectivity toward clients and a comfortable sharing
relationship with supervisors. Interns should never become argumentative
or disrespectful.<br><br>%09IV. Values: Interns should be conscious of
their values and how values affect ability to function with clients. They
should be able to accept challenges to values and, when necessary, use
supervisory help to examine the validity of such challenges.<br><br>%09V.
Skills: Interns should develop and practice those skills which are
necessary in dealing with individuals and groups. Such skills include
interviewing, listening, speaking, summarizing, and communicating non-
verbally. The ability to establish comfortable relationships is
vital.<br><br>%09VI. Advocacy: Interns should be sufficiently aware of
agency functions and sufficiently secure as persons to initiate questions
and explore alternatives. Reactions to supervision and staff meetings
should demonstrate a comfortable, collaborative attitude.<br><br><font
size="18"><u>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF ELIGIBILTY:</u><br><font
size="13">%09%091. Criminal justice major for internship; Master of
Science (MS) in Criminal Justice candidate for practicum.<br><br>%09%092.
For the internship, students should be in their first or second semester
of their senior year, with a successful completion of at least 90
semester hours toward graduation. For the practicum, students should have
completed 30 semester hours in the graduate program.<br><br>%09%093. For
the criminal justice internship, successful completion of the following
courses:<br>%09CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice<br>%09CRJU 1130
Interpersonal Communication Skills<br>%09CRJU 2020 Ethical Theories and
Moral Issues in Criminal Justice<br>%09CRJU 2210 Introduction to Law
Enforcement<br>%09CRJU 2410 Introduction to Corrections<br>%09CRJU 3100
Research Methods<br>%09CRJU 3300 Criminology<br>%09CRJU 3170 Criminal
Justice Administration<br>%09CRJU 3500 Criminal Evidence and
Procedure<br>%09CRJU 5300U Juvenile Delinquency<br>%09CRJU 5500U Law and
Legal Process<br><br>%09%094. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
and a 2.5 GPA for all course work in the major (3.0 for graduate
students).<br><br>%09%095. The student shall not have been convicted of a
felony.<br><br>%09%096. If presently under indictment for a felony, the
student will postpone the internship placement pending the outcome of the
indictment.<br><br>%09%097. If applicable, the student shall have been
off academic probation for one full semester prior to the internship
placement.<br><br><font size="15">Note: Internships will not be approved
for current or previously held jobs.<br><br><font
size="18"><u>CREDIT:</u><br><font size="13">For undergraduate
internships, 12 semester credit hours require 40 hours per week for 12
weeks in the agency or program, for a total of 480 hours. For the
graduate practicum, six semester credit hours require a total of 400
hours in the agency or program to be completed within the 15 week
semester.<br><br><font size="18"><u>RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
STUDENT:</u><br><font size="13">%09%091. Complete all prerequisites
outlined in the program.<br><br>%09%092. Arrange and appear for a
personal interview with the internship coordinator the semester prior to
your anticipated internship.<br><br>%09%093. Complete the following forms
(2 copies) prior to meeting with the internship
coordinator:<br>%09%09%09(A) Internship Application (Addendum
A)<br>%09%09%09(B) Notarized Waiver of Liability (Addendum
B)<br>%09%09%09(C) Current Resume<br><br>%09%094. Arrange and appear for
a personal interview with the agency program
representative.<br><br>%09%095. Report to the agency dressed and groomed
in accordance with agency guidelines (if unsure, check with the
internship coordinator or agency representative prior to the scheduled
interview).<br><br>%09%096. Be punctual and reliable; treat this
assignment as you would a normal paid career or occupational assignment.
The agency supervisor and/or representative must be notified if you will
be late or absent. All absences will be made up prior to the end of the
term.<br><br>%09%097. Maintain regular attendance at the agency during
hours arranged for placement. Absences must be reported to the supervisor
and internship coordinator and lost time must be made up prior to the end
of your internship.<br><br>%09%098. Fulfill in a professional manner all
the duties and responsibilities assigned by the agency supervisor.
Special emphasis is placed on absolute commitment to the principle of
confidentiality regarding sensitive information gained while in field
placement. Do not discuss sensitive information with non-agency
people.<br><br>%09%099. Be familiar with the rules, regulations, and all
laws that pertain to the participating agency or
program.<br><br>%09%0910. Participate openly and honestly in the
evaluation process.<br><br>%09%0911. Attend the mandatory internship
meeting the first week of the semester and meet with the internship
coordinator at least two additional times during the semester (e.g.,
midterm and at the end of the semester.)<br><br>%09%0912. Complete all
written assignments (summary of weekly activity form, student evaluation
of field placement, student self-evaluation in field placement, research
paper, etc.) and all other course requirements.<br><br>%09%0913.
Initiate, develop, and complete a research project, from which the
research paper is drawn, related to agency concerns or
interest.<br><br>%09%0914. To facilitate good rapport with the
participating agency, interns must have good listening and interpersonal
skills and must possess emotional stability and high levels of maturity
and integrity.<br><br><font size="18"><u>GUIDELINES FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FIELD RESEARCH PAPER (CRJU 4800)</u><br><font size="13">%09I.
<u>Introduction</u><br>%09%09Brief overview of the agency,
including:<br>%09%09A. Type of agency (local, state, federal, law
enforcement, court, corrections, and any other relevant descriptive
information).<br>%09%09B. Location<br>%09%09C. Size of the agency (number
of personnel, offenders, geographical area served, and any other
descriptive information).<br>%09%09D. History<br>%09%09E. Special
accomplishments or recognition<br><br>%09II. <u>Organizational Culture
and Structure</u><br>%09%09A. Expected Employee Behavior:<br>%09%09%091.
Mission Statement*<br>%09%09%092. Official goals
statement*<br>%09%09%093. Official values statement*<br>%09%09%094. Code
of Ethics/Conduct*<br>*Include copies of above if available. If not
available, please note that in your paper.<br><br>%09%09B. Organizational
Structure:<br>%09%09%091. Agency organization chart<br>%09%09%092.
Organization chart for your unit (include number of
employees)<br>%09%09%093. Agency relationship to other elements of the
criminal justice system. Students may use a flow chart to illustrate this
relationship.<br><br>%09III. <u>Agency Functions</u><br>%09%09A. Most
important staff functions in unit to which you are assigned.<br>%09%09B.
Prioritize the functions by calculating the percent of employee time
spent on each function.<br><br>%09IV. <u>Agency Role in Crime
Prevention</u><br>%09%09A. What role does the agency play in providing
crime prevention services? Describe any specific programs.<br>%09%09B.
How effective do the members of the agency consider these programs to
be?<br>%09%09C. How effective do you believe the programs
are?<br>%09%09D. Is there any research on the effectiveness of these
programs? (Discuss any general research on these types of programs, as
well as specific research relating to your field agency.)<br>Another way
of presenting IV: In view of your agency experience, how do the
roles/tasks of the agency impact the criminal justice system? What works?
What does not work? Is this what you expected to find? Why or why
not?<br><br>%09V. <u>Integration of Course Content and
Internship</u><br>%09%09A. Based on your course work, discuss the issues
and challenges most relevant to the agency (e.g., budget constraints,
legal changes, increasing or decreasing crime rates, effects of
jail/prison overcrowding, changing area demographics, effects of get-
tough-on-crime policies, impact of the media on public perception of the
agency, etc.)<br>%09%09B. According to the agency, which of these issues
and challenges have the greatest impact on the ability of the agency to
accomplish its mission? What is the nature of this impact?<br>%09%09C.
How does the agency address these issues and challenges?<br>%09%09D. What
criminal justices themes developed in your courses were verified by your
internship? What themes were not?<br><br>%09VI. <u>Ethical
Issues</u><br>%09%09A. Discuss the agency’s code of ethics and how this
code is communicated. What type of training in ethics is
provided?<br>%09%09B. Discuss work-related ethical dilemmas, alternative
resolutions, and management of complex ethical issues.</font>

				
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