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Jim Smith
Professor in the Criminal Justice department
at West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
are you Jim Smith?
Overall Quality
4.8
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Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.8
Easiness
4.1
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42 Student Ratings
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03/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AJ001 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Does not give clear instruction regarding assignments, does not answer questions submitted via email, closes quizzes and assignments early without prior notification.

12/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
AJ00528154 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very professional teacher. The course requires lot of work: readings, videos, short weekly essays, weekly questionnaires. Very nice introduction to Criminal Investigation!! To be recommended to those willing to invest some time in this activity. Unless performed on the side, there are no hands-on practice, this is 100% on-line lecture.

10/13/2013
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AJ1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very experienced in the subject. My only concern is that if you take his online class he is a stickler for formatting etc. He WILL give you a zero if you did not follow his formatting instructions to a t. If you thrive in that kind of an environment good for you, but it wasted a lot of my time and made me not want to interact with him.

07/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
AJ001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Smith brings a lot to the table as an instructor of criminal justice. He uses his career background to inform his powerpoint lessons, which are very insightful. His is quick and clear with returning emails. I recommend him as an instructor.

07/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
AJAJ01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Lots of reading. You must do all the reading or you will fail the quizzes. Don't take this class if you can't devote the time. Not an easy class, but interesting if you take the time to really try. If you can't devote the time, don't take as a summer or winter class. Great instructor.

04/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AJ005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You can ask Prof. Smith anything regarding your career in Criminal Justice. He is very helpful. Quizes and HW ( 5 questions) are due at the end of the week. Not hella easy but not hella hard. Would recommend :)

04/25/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AJ001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Hands down THE BEST teacher at West Valley College! Take anything you can with this guy!

10/02/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AJ001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best teacher I've ever met!! One can see that Jim is "in love" with the subject he teaches. If I have to have more AJ classes I'll definitely check Jim's classes first. Wish you all the luck! :D

06/02/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AJ001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Took online class and it was awesome. Assignments are due once a week so you can work at your own pace. Loved the material! He is nice and helpful and responds to emails and questions within reasonable time. No class meetings...not even for orientation or final which is nice. Test questions are taken right from the book & his power points. Loved it

05/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AJ8427 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm a retired investigator & took this for an easy core requirement. Found I really enjoyed Jim's class nd his teaching style. Bright, well educated w/much experience to share. Good overview of CJ system.

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