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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community
Glover, Kimberley


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 Community

Semester

S2T 2006 DL

Faculty

Glover, Kimberley

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters in Criminal Justice

Daytime Phone

813-310-4392

E-Mail

kimberley.glover@pirate.park.edu

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

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
Programming techniques for benefiting the agency-citizen relationship.  Emphasis 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

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.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
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.

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:
Course Grading Scale - by Assignments

Introduction 10 points.........Due Week 1

Activity-paper 70 points.....Due Week 1

Activity-paper 70 points.....Due Week 2

Activity-paper 70 points.....Due Week 4

Activity-paper 70 points.....Due Week 5

Activity-paper 70 points.....Due Week 6

Activity-paper 70 points.....Due Week 8

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 1

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 2

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 3

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 4

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 5

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 6

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 7

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 8

Self Quiz 10 extra points each........Due Week 3 & 7

Exam 250 points..............Due Week 8



Grade Scale

A = 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher)
B = 80-89%    (or 800 to 899 points)
C = 70-79%    (or 700 to 799 points)
D = 60-69%    (or 600 to 699 points)
F = < 60%       (599 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will not be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
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.  

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.  

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.

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 "WH".
  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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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:3/20/2006 5:47:46 AM