CJ220 Criminal Justice & the Community

for S2B 2008

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community


S2B 2008 BL


DeAngelis, George A.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Office Location


Office Hours

contact 915-240-7694

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates


Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours



The Police and the Community by Carter, David
7th Edition, 2002
Prentic Hall
ISBN 0-13-041063-2

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Course Description:
This 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:

Your instructor's educational philosophy is based upon lectures, examinations, research from web sites, writings from outside sources and dialog with students. Assignments are intended to encourage a thoughtful exploration of ideas and application of information provided during the course. Contradictory thoughts are encouraged as part of the learning process.

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. Understand how community policing impacts the criminal justice system beyond law enforcement
  2. Understand the concept of restorative justice and its relationship to community policing
  3. Understand the important linkage corrections offers community policing with the introduction of community supervision
  4. Understand ethics based policing
Core Assessment:

  • Class participation, quizzes & exams

  • Exams

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

Class Assessment:
There will be four quizzes valued at 20% of the total grade. In addition, there will be a mid-term and final examination valued at 25% each. Additionally, each student will be required to complete a course project consisting of two case studies, valued 20% collectively. Detail information concerning the project will be discussed in class. Attendance and participation will factor 10% of the total grade. Additional class work may also be assigned during the term as per the discretion of the facilitator.


The grading scale is as follows: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.
Mid Term Exam 25%
Final Exam  25%
Course Project 20%
Four Quizzes  20%
Participation & Attend  10%
Each student is responsible for:
Completing weekly reading assignments
Completing course project
Completing 4 quizzes
Completing a proctored mid-term and final examination

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will be penalized 5 points ( lowered one letter grade for each class session it is late)
Quizzes missed due to absence or tardiness will  not be made up regardless of excuse
Examination missed as a result of excused absence can be rescheduled within one week after the regularly scheduled exam date
Examination missed as a result of unexcused absence will be recorded as an "F"
There will be no examination retakes

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
First and foremost, this is not an on-line class. Therefore, students who cannot commit to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Students are expected to attend class on time and to remain for the entire period. Continuous tardiness will impact attendance grade. Leaving class early must be approved by the facilitator in order to receive attendance credit. Students must realize that due to the compressed schedule, class time is critical. Continued tardiness of 30 minutes or more will be cause for marking the student absent for that class period. Determination of what is an excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policies. (see below) Students who miss the first day of class will miss important information about the class format, syllabus, text, exams, and project. This information will not be repeated due to limited class time. However, it will be their responsibility to become familiar with this information. Students who are disruptive, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student, guest, or faculty will be removed from the class. Rude conducts towards the instructor includes doing homework, reading a book (other than the text) or newspaper, sleeping, or continuously leaving class to answer cell phone. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the class. Such conduct includes plagiarism and dishonesty (in any manner or degree). Both will not be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

March 22              
Course Orientation
Chapter 1 Foundation, Chapter 2 Concept of Community Alliance, Chapter 3 Community Policing
Assign Required Reading: Policing the Future
Assign Case Study #1: Community Policing: The Portland Experience
March 29              
 Chapters 4 Ethics & The Police Chapter 5 The Role Dilemma & Police Chapter 6 Role &  Responsibility
 Quiz #1Assignment Ref Required Reading Due
April 05  
Chapters 7 Role & Police Discretion Chapter 8 The Self-Image of the Police Officer Chapter 9 The Public Image of the Police 
Quiz #2 Review Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-9
April 12               
Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-9 (first half of class)
Chapter 10 Perceptions, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values
Assign Case Study #2 Excessive Force: A Tale of Two Genders
April 19 
Chapter 11 Police, Demography, and Minority Issues
Chapter 12 Violence, Collective Behavior, and Deadly Force
Video Presentation: Suicide By Cop
April 26                
Chapter 13 Complaints and the Police Chapter 14 Issues Related to Special Populations
Chapter 15 Policing and the Political Environment
Chapter Supplement (not in text) Introduction to Community Based Corrections
Quiz #3
May 03 
Chapter Supplement (not in text) Community Corrections & Community Policing
Chapter Supplement (not in text) Diversion & Community Corrections                
Chapter 17 A Look at the Future
Quiz #4, Case Study #2 Assignment Due, Review Final Exam
May 10  Final Exam (Chapters 10-15,17& Supplemental Chapters) and Feedback

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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