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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community
Bayless, Robert


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Course

CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community

Semester

S2T 2009 DL

Faculty

Bayless, Robert

Title

Adunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Administration of Criminal Juctice
Masters Human Relations

Office Location

On-line

Office Hours

24 hour response time

Daytime Phone

816-802-3399

Other Phone

816-741-5570

E-Mail

Robert.Bayless@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

March 16, 2009 to May 10, 2009

Class Days

On-line

Class Time

On-line

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Clear & Cadora, Community Justice, 1st edition, Wadsworth, 2002 (paperback).  ISBN-10:  0534534090 ISBN: 13:  9780534534097 

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Course Description:
CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community: 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:

My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the 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. 1. Explain how community justice changes the traditional correctional functions.
  2. 2. Explain how to bring youth into community policing. To see youth as problem solvers, rather than as problems to be solved.
  3. 3. Identify and discuss the resources available to law enforcement agencies in resolving conflicts between police officers and ethnic minorities.
Core Assessment:


  • Class participation, quizzes & exams


  • Exams


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

Class Assessment:

Readings, lecture and power point presentations: The entire textbook will be read for this class and lecture material. In addition Power Point presentations will provide an overlap of material and comments related to the course. Assignments are indicated on the weekly schedule and syllabus.  Students are responsible for reading the assignment prior to the class in which the topic will be discussed.

Discussion: Students are expected to participate in discussions and to read the lectures. Class participation is considered a major component of this course.  While a student will be marked as "present" merely by logging into the course, this is not what class participation involves.  It is expected that students will actively participate in the weekly discussion threads with thoughtful responses. Each week there will be discussion questions posed for comment by each student. 

Additionally, it is expected that students will engage others in discussing the issues raised in the thread.  To receive maximum credit for participation there is both a quality and quantity measurement.  If you need a number for responses 8-10 would work; but not limited to a fixed number.  Quality is the degree to which the student addresses specific issues and comments of others.  Quantity is the absolute number of postings. 

For example one could have 6 or 7 postings that did not relate to the issue and no credit would be awarded.  However, if the minimum number of posting were made that directly focused on the discussion issue then maximum credit would be awarded. The issue of quality and quantity are interrelated because simply making two comments to a couple of postings and leaving no other evidence of being involved in the discussion is insufficient for granting credit. The discussion thread is a "virtual classroom" which suggests participation throughout the discussion period. The opportunity to make comments and participate is there to help you increase your grade for that week’s discussion. Comments or postings after those dates will not be evaluated for grading purposes. Results of your work can be located in the grade book. 

Exam: There will be a proctored final during week 8. A study guide or Exam Tips will be posted during week 5.

Homework Papers: There are 5 written exercises.  These are short papers approximately two pages.  They will be submitted in the drop box for that week.  They should be supported with outside material, web sites, personal experiences and ideas.  Be sure to list your sources used in your paper.

Grading:

Course Grading Scale - by Assignments

Homework paper 45 points.....Due Week 1

Homework paper 45 points.....Due Week 2

Homework paper 45 points.....Due Week 3

Homework paper 45 points.....Due Week 4

Homework paper 45 points.....Due Week 5

Discussion Question 75 points.....Due Week 1

Discussion Question 75 points.....Due Week 2

Discussion Question 75 points.....Due Week 3

Discussion Question 75 points.....Due Week 4

Discussion Question 75 points.....Due Week 5

Discussion Question 75 points…. Due Week 6

Discussion Question 75 points…..Due week 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:

All course assignments must be submitted to the Instructor in accordance with the dates specified in the syllabus. A 10% "late penalty" will be assessed for any assignment which is tardy. Exceptions to this policy will be made on a case-by-case basis if the student contacts the Instructor prior to the due date and requests an extension.

Per Park University policy, any student who does not complete the proctored final exam prior to the end of Week 8 of the term must be assigned a final course grade of “F."

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 courteous and professional way. No bad language or rudeness will be tolerated.

Netiquette Information: Working online brings with it the new world of "online etiquette" - usually referred to as "netiquette." To find out issue involving your online writing and posting please go to the Core Rules of Netiquette. (http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html)

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 – March 16, 2009 to March 22, 2009

Objectives

  • To understand the meaning of “What Is Community”
  • Examine how neighborhoods affect community life
  • To define what is meant by Community –Oriented Strategies in criminal justice
  • To examine the Justice function of the police, courts, and corrections

Check List

  • Read Chapter 1 and lecture  CLO1
  • Review Power Point presentations: Week One and Police Discretion CLO1
  • Submit your introduction in Introduction Thread
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 1 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – What are some of the reasons we should study community policing? CLO1

Assignment 1 - Homework Assignment Paper - This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – What is meant by community policing? Explain how it differs from problem-solving policing and police-community relations. CLO1

Week 2 – March 23, 2009 to March 29, 2009

Objectives

  • Examine Community Policing and its history
  • Look at the police as a symbol of modern culture
  • Examine the police as a function of the legal system and as a power in society
  • Learn Problem-Oriented Strategies
  • Examine Community Policing and Community Justice

Check List

  • Read Chapter 2 and lecture CLO1/CLO2
  • Review Power Point presentations: Week 2 and Community Policing CL01
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 2 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic - How would you describe your community? And what major changes have occurred in your community in the past five-ten years?

Assignment 2 - Homework Assignment Paper - This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – What is the difference between Community Policing and Community Justice and give examples and opinions of each. CLO1

Week 3 – March 30, 2009 to April 5, 2009

Objectives

  • To examine the two function of Criminal Courts
  • To describe how the courts work today
  • To examine the victims of crime
  • To show the historical look at Community Courts
  • Examine Specialized Communities and their Courts

Check List

  • Read Chapter 3 and lecture
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 3

Discussion Topic – How is the role of the victim changed in the philosophy of sanctioning?

Assignment 3 - Homework Assignment Paper - This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – What are community courts and specialized courts and describe their movement?

Week 4 – April 6, 2009 to April 12, 2009

Objectives

  • To describe the themes in traditional correctional services
  • To describe the themes in correctional community justice
  • To illustrate how community justice changes
  • To describe community justice relationships to the police, jail, prison, parole and restoration

Check List

  • Read Chapter 4 and lecture
  • Review Power Point presentation: Image of Criminal Justice
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 4 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – How do you feel about having a new prison built within your community?

Assignment 4 - Homework Assignment Paper - This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – How does community justice change the traditional correctional functions?

Week 5 – April 13, 2009 to April 19, 2009

Objectives

  • Learn the essential of community justice
  • To describe the four prototypes of community justice programs
  • To examine which community justice model is best
  • To examine issues in community justice
  • Look at the future of community justice

Check List

  • Read Chapter 5 and lecture CLO1/CLO2
  • Review Power Point presentation: Professionalism CLO1
  • Review exam tips
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 5 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – What is Community Justice? Is it working, why or why not? CLO3

Assignment 5 - Homework Assignment Paper - This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – Describe the Models of Community Justice and support which one is best. CLO3

Week 6 – April 20, 2009 to April 26, 2009

Objectives

  • To compare and contrast community justice as a strategy and how CASES makes it work
  • To describe partnership development
  • To describe information analysis
  • To examine resource leveraging

Check List

  • Read appendix and lecture CLO3
  • Review Power Point presentation: Ethics in Criminal Justice CLO3
  • Make sure all weekly assignments are completed
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 7 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – What do you think of CASES, is it working, why or why not? CLO2/CLO3

Week 7 – April 27, 2009 to May 3, 2009

Objectives

Check List

  • Read lecture
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 7 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – How does Community Justice look in the future? CLO2

Week 8 – May 4, 2009 to May 10, 2009

Proctored Final EXAM     CLO1,CLO2,CLO3

Be sure to study the Exam-Tips given in Week Five

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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