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Course FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Law Enforcement in the Community and Criminal Investigations

Students in this course frequently ask the following questions:

1.  How much time will this course take?

In general, the college recommends that for each class hour (45 hours) there should be 2 hours per week of homework. With this guide in mind, I planned for 2-3 hours per week for each credit hour -- approximately 6-9 hours each week. You must have time -- or make time -- for this class. If it becomes clear that assignments are taking longer, tell me immediately and I will consider alternatives.

2.  How important is it to keep up with the rest of the class? 

You are enrolled in a course that builds as it goes. Concepts learned in one chapter are combined with concepts in subsequent chapters as the course unfolds.  For example , if you fall behind or don’t learn the concepts in chapter 9, you will have difficulty with chapters 10 and 12.

3.  What if I can't make a deadline?

Do not get behind. Have each week’s assignments completed as scheduled.  Late assignments will not be accepted.  There is opportunity for extra credit; however, you must have completed all of the assignments and have a "C" average.  The extra credit will be due approximately 3/4's into the semester.

Occasionally, it may be necessary for you to ask for an extension.  In the case of serious and unanticipated emergencies,  I will consider an extension if you can document the situation.
Formal documentation is required.