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CRJ 500: International Sex Trafficking of Women & Children: Policies



Plagiarism is defined  as literary theft and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public at large, or the form, structure, style of a secondary source must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedures. Citations shall be made within the body of the text. Plagiarism, also, consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work. 

Punishments for Plagiarism

Punishments for Academic Dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offenses and may include receipt of an F in the course  as well as suspension or expulsion from the University. 

Academic Honor Code

The Academic Honor Code is published in its entirety in the Saint Leo University Catalog. The first paragraph is quoted below:

As members of an academic community that places a high value on truth and the pursuit of knowledge, Saint Leo University students arexpected to to be honest in every phase of their academic lie and present as their own work only that which is genuinely theirs. Unless otherwise specified by the professor, students must complete homework assignments by themselves (or if on a team assignment, with only their team members). If they receive outside assistance of any kind, they are expected to cite the source and indicate the extent of the assistance. Each student has the responsibility to maintain the highest  standards of academic integrity and to refrain from cheating, plagiarism, or any other form of academic dishonesty.

Attendance Policy

Because this course is only 4 days in length, any absences will result in a final grade being reduced by one full letter grade for each class missed. You are expected to attend class every day. 


If you find you cannot complete this course, please go through the proper procedures for dropping the course. Students who fail to complete the course, but who do not drop the course, will be assigned a grade of "F". If you have any questions, please contact: Christina Branas, 352.588.8661 or email her at:

Protection of the Academic Environment

Disruption of academic process is the act or words of a student in a classroom or online environment which in the reasonable estimation of a faculty member (a) directs attention away from the academic matters at hand, such as distractions, persistent, disrespectful or abusive interruptions of academic
discussions, or (b) presents a danger to the health, safety or well-being of the faculty member or students. Education is a cooperative endeavor, one that takes place within a context of basic interpersonal respect. We must therefore make the learning environment conducive to the purpose for which we are here. Disruption, intentional and unintentional, is an obstacle to that aim. We can all aid in creating the proper environment, in small ways (such as turning off beepers and cell phones, and neither chatting nor sleeping in class), and in more fundamental ways. So, when we speak in class, we can disagree without attacking each other verbally, we wait to be recognized before speaking, and no one speaks in a manner or of off-topic content that disrupts the class. Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action. Please refer to the Student Handbook for further details.