CJ 333 Security Administration
S1T 2009 DL
Dr. Kenneth Christopher, D.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Doctor of Public Administration (Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1999)Master of Public Administration (Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1983)Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1976)
Park University Home Campus , Parkville, MO, Library - MA 416-F
Monday (11am-3pm), Wednesday (9am-10am, 4:45pm-5:45pm), or by appointment
January 12 - March 8, 2009
Distance Learning Course
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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The instructor's overarching approach to education is to emphasize the broadening of intellect as a strategy for developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. It is essential to integrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the classroom into the active lives of students, both as individuals and as members of social groups. It is not the facts we learn, but how we use them that provides us with the tools needed to better the human condition.
The instructor will use lectures, class discussions, group activities, handouts, supplementary readings, audio-visual aids, examinations, case studies, and other methods to facilitate learning. Student performance expectations:
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ 333, the student will research and report on a contemporary security program in business, government, or industry that emphasizes the protection of assets, personnel, and/or facilities. The purpose of this research is to identify best practices in security administration.
To complete this project, students must:
The report will provide an integrated and equitable treatment of all issues and contain the following technical components:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Overview of Course Learning Activities
Each week, you will have regular learning activities:
Reading - Textbook assignments, and occasional supplementary articles, websites, and reference material.
Lecture - These will be in the form of text, Web links, test quizzes, questions, expanded concept articles, and PowerPoint presentations.
Journal Article Critical Reviews
Core Assessment Assignment -
Final Exam –
Weekly Discussion Grading Rubric (also Proctored Final Exam Grading Rubric)
Does not meet expectation
Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive; definitions are clearly stated.
Content is not comprehensive and/or persuasive.
Content is incomplete or omits some requirements stated in the assignment’s criteria.
Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.
Major points are addressed, but are not well supported by outside sources.
Major points are not clear and/or persuasive.
Research, if necessary, is adequate, timely, relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment’s criteria.
Research, if necessary, is inadequate in either relevance, quality of outside sources, and/or timeliness.
No outside sources were used to support major points.
Organization & Format: 10%
Structure of the response is clear and easy to follow.
Structure is not easy to follow.
Organization and structure detracts from the writer’s message.
Response is the appropriate length as described in the assignment’s criteria.
Response is over or under the stated word length.
Response is considerably below or above the stated word count.
Paragraph transitions are present and logical, and maintain the flow of thought throughout the paper.
Paragraph transitions need improvement.
Paragraphs are disjointed and do not transition ideas smoothly and logically.
Conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the response, and does not include new information.
Conclusion is provided but does not flow from the body of the response.
Conclusion is missing.
Citations and references are presented appropriately.
Paper provides citations for sources, but they are incorrectly presented; reference list is provided but has some errors or omissions.
Citations and references are not provided.
Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Word Choices, Readability: 10%
Rules of grammar usage and punctuation are followed; spelling and word choices are correct.
Paper contains few grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.
Paper contains numerous grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.
Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon or conversational tone.
Language uses jargon or conversational tone.
Quiz Grading Rubric
Did not complete assignment
Organization & Readability: 25%
No structure or organization; readability is difficult.
Response contains few grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.
Response contains numerous grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.
Journal Article Critical Reviews (2)
Full text copies of articles from the above journals are available through the Park University Library electronic database entitled: International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center (Ebsco)
This database is accessible for all students, staff, and faculty through the library's website and by remote access with an OPEN ID and password.
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The articles can be research-based or expository, as long as they are current (published within the last 4 years) and relate to a security administration issue or problem.
Each review is expected to be between 1,000 and 1,250 words typed. As a rule of thumb, the first half of the review should be a summary of the information contained in the article, and the second half should contain your critical analysis and review of the article. Your submission should cover the major theory or thesis, research methodology and population studied (if any), major arguments or points of view, findings or conclusions, and major issues. It should also include a critique of the author’s work and its implications and usefulness for security managers and administrators. APA Style guidelines will be adhered to in all respects.
Journal Article Critical Review Grading Rubric
Your reviews will be assessed on each of the following ten (10) elements, but your review should be a consolidated and integrated product.
Element Points Possible
TOTAL POINTS 90
Final Exam (Proctored)
The Final Exam will be comprehensive, covering the required textbook, the class lectures, and any supplementary material provided for students during the term. It is to be completed by Midnight, Friday, Week 8.
The exam will consist of EIGHT (8) subjective-type questions (200 points @ 25 points/question).
You will not be able to refer to the course website, course textbook, or any other external materials.
You will be required to write at least one full paragraph for each question. A paragraph is defined as containing 100-125 words containing contain complete sentences (e.g., no outlines, bullets, half-sentences, sentence fragments, etc.). Spelling, grammar, proper sentence structure, and accurate word usage count. Responses will be assessed using the Weekly Discussion Grading Rubric used during the course.
Your grade will be based on whether you answer all parts of the question, incorporating references from your course readings and study. Complete answers will respond to any and all sub-questions contained in the broader question, will refer to the course readings and class material, and provide critical analyses of the issues addressed.
Letter Grade Policy
Number of Points
900 – 1,000
800 - 899
700 - 799
600 - 699
599 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials
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