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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community
Herbeck, Dennis


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community

Semester

F2T 2005 DL

Faculty

Herbeck, Dennis

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA Administration
BA Social Work

Office Hours

Anytime online

Daytime Phone

701 7759681

Other Phone

701 787 2772

E-Mail

dennis.herbeck@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 23 to December 17, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 

The Police and the Community, by Louis A. Radelet and David L. Carter, 7th Edition (Prentice-Hall Inc. 1999)

ISBN 0-13-041063-2

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Text Ordering:
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HOW TO STUDY THE TEXTBOOK:

To help you accomplish the course objectives effectively and efficiently, make full use of the many distinctive features of the textbook. Note that each chapter has a list of Questions and Discussion topics at the end of each chapter. Review these before reading the chapter.   

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Course Description:

The intent of this course material is to provide you with....

    1. Fundamental terms related to police community relations.
    2. History of the police with specific respect to the police-community relationship.
    3. An introduction to key terms and phrases.
    4. A perspective on the changing nature of the police-community relationship (toward a "community alliance" and community policing.)
    This lists describes some of those key issues.
      • Know who is responsible for safety in the community
      • Effects of the President's Commission Task Force Reports
      • LEEP – Law Enforcement Education Program
      • History of Police and the Community
      • Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement
      • The British Police Philosophy
      • Authority and the Police
      • Max Weber's forms of compliance
      • The State and democratic tradition
      • Three Primary Eras
      • Police Community Relation Program Development
      • What is the Community?
      • Traditional Tripod Approach
      • Community Alliance and Obstacles
      • Model Programs
      • Community Policing, development and contributions
      • One-versus Two-Officer Patrol
      • Team Policing
      • Patrol Development, Deployment, Manpower Resource Allocations
      • Ingredients Necessary for Community Policing to Work and Criticisms
      • Problem-Oriented Policing
      • Ethics and the Police, goals of teaching ethics, code of conduct
      • Police Deception and Lying
      • Role Dilemma of the Police, general role, role and professionalism
      • Attitudes, Beliefs and Values (community and police officers)
      • Education / Professionalism of police officers
      • Police Discretion, control of discretion
      • Self Image of Police Officers, their culture, anomie, and subculture
      • Public Image of Police, experiences
      • Special groups and the police, demography, minority issues
      • Corruption
      • Actual crime and fear of crimeThis basic course emphasizes programming techniques for benefiting the agency-citizen relationship. Prominence is placed on utilizing the resources of the criminal justice agencies to engage in effective conflict resolution with citizens, develop citizen and agency awareness, community crime prevention and community relations. 3:0:3

 

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, , dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in the discussion section of the course with lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the history and evolution of American policing, while examining the development of community-oriented government.
  2. Analyze the future potential of the COPPS philosophy for the elements of the criminal justice system.
  3. Apply the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) and the concomitant issues of training, agency implementation, and evaluation that accompany the philosophy.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 4. Explain and identify elements of culture conflict and prejudice in the role of police and the community.
Core Assessment:


  • Class participation, quizzes & exams


  • Exams


  • Papers, presentations, group &/or individual activities with written assignments (see CJ205)

Class Assessment:

Discussion = 25% of Grade

Activities = 25% of Grade

Term Paper = 25% of Grade

Final Exam = 25% of Grade

 

 

Discussion Assignment - Grading Criteria

Discussion means 1) forming supportive and inquiring relationships with other students in the class through postings to one another, sharing points of view, and providing encouragement and constructive critique, 2) reading the assigned readings before beginning your assignments and online development, and 3) applying readings to the virtual discussions and course development. 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Quality of Work in Discussion

Provides work of the highest quality.

Provides high quality work.

Provides work that occasionally needs to be checked/redone by other group members to ensure quality.

Provides work that usually needs to be checked/redone by others to ensure quality.

Contributions to Discussion

Routinely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A definite leader who contributes a lot of effort.

Usually provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A strong group member who tries hard!

Sometimes provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A satisfactory group member who does what is required.

Rarely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. May refuse to participate.

Participation with Group

Routinely monitors the effectiveness of the group, and makes suggestions to make it more effective.

Routinely monitors the effectiveness of the group and works to make the group more effective.

Occasionally monitors the effectiveness of the group and works to make the group more effective.

Rarely monitors the effectiveness of the group and does not work to make it more effective.

 

 

 Activity Assignment - Grading Criteria

Activities means 1) one to two page paper, 2) Support paper with text, research and web site material, 3) To strengthen paper furnish personal ideas and experiences. 

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Amount of Information for Activity Assignment

All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.

All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each.

All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 sentence about each.

One or more topics were not addressed.

Quality of Information for Activity Assignment

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.

Sources Use for Activity Assignment

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.

Some sources are not accurately documented.

Internet Use for Activity Assignment

Successfully uses suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.

Proctored final examination/Project - If the course requires a proctored final, the information below should be included. If the course is a graduate course and doesn't require a proctored final, the developer should include a detailed description of the projects activities, requirements, and due dates.

  • A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
  • Other Information on proctored exams:
    • It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
    • Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
    • A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
    • Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you progress at your own speed.

Submission of Late Work: Late work will result in lost points.

Each student is responsible for:

Completing Weekly Reading assignments

Completing Weekly Discussion Questions

Completing writing assignments (Activities)

Completing a Final Examination

Computer literacy - Students are expected to have frequent access to a personal computer with a modem and web browser, access to the Internet, and e-mail account. Computer literacy is expected (e.g., setting up files, familiarity with browsing and downloading Internet files, and etc.).

Star Just a reminder: the eCollege student orientation tutorial covers some of these basic competencies. It is located at the start-up of your course under Special Course.

Reading assignments - Students will be expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook, the lectures and articles displayed for each week, and assigned material on the Internet.

Class participation - Students should visit the discussion area at least two to three times each week. Each week students will participate and discuss the questions in the discussion area. This is an important aspect of the course. You will need to respond to other students answers. A minimum of four posts per week are required for consideration of A work.

Activity assignment - This written assignment should be one to two pages, It should be to the point with support material, personal experiences and ideas.

Grading:

Discussion = 8 weeks x 40 total points = 320 points

Activities = 8 activity assignments x 70 points = 560

Term Paper/project  = 1 x 100 points = 100 total points

Final Exam = 1 final proctored exam x 100 points = 100 points

 

Total points for the course = 1080 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Submission of Late Work: Late work will result in lost points.  If extenuating circumstances arise discussion with the instructor in advance of due date will mitigate loss of points.

Each student is responsible for:

Completing Weekly Reading assignments

Completing Weekly Discussion Questions

Completing writing assignments (Activities)

Completing a Final Examination

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are to adhere to online etiquette.  In this class we encourage and require discussion and debate, however it should be done in a courtious and professinal way. No bad language or rudeness will be tolerated.

 

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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One Discussion and Activities Due

Week Two: Discussion and Activities due

Week Three: Discussion and Activities Due

Week Four: Discussion and Activities Due

Week Five: Discussion and Activities Due and Term Paper/Project due

Week Six: Discussion and Activities Due

Week Seven: Discussion and Activities Due

Week Eight: Discussion and Activities Due and Final proctored Exam due.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:10/4/2006 1:35:42 PM