Code of Conduct

Department of Criminal Justice Code of Conduct

The Department of Criminal Justice requires all students to possess the highest, most impeccable standards of honesty and integrity.

Criminal Justice professionals, in particular, must be exemplary role models in society.

Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which reflects the highest standards of ethical behavior, and which compliments the department and the discipline.

In addition we have an Academic Integrity Policy.

Academic Integrity Policy

The Department of Criminal Justice regards incidents of academic dishonesty (including, but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism*) to be violations of the Department Code of Conduct as well as violations of the University Academic Integrity Policy.  Students who engage in behavior constituting academic dishonesty will be reported to the dean, as required by university policy. A second offense will result in a hearing before the University's Academic Integrity Board where additional penalties may be imposed.

*"Plagiarism occurs when the writer deliberately uses someone else's language, ideas, or other original (not common knowledge) material without acknowledging its source" (Writing Program Administrators, 2003).  Plagiarism is considered a form of academic dishonesty, and includes the sale or purchase of term or research papers, providing false or misleading information, or falsifying academic records.