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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and Community
Spring I 2006
564-5803 Ext 645
Textbook:Carter, David. The Police and the Commumnity, Seventh Edition, Prentice Hall
Course Description:Programming techniques for benefiting the agency-citizen relationship. Emphasis is placed on utlizing the resources of the criminal justice agencies to engage in effective conflict resultion with citizens, develop citizen and agency awareness, community crime prevention, and community relations.
Educational Philosophy:The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactivenss based on lectures, current events, class projecy and presentation, quizzes, and class discussions a mid-term and final examination. The emhpasis is on the exploration of ideas and issues confronting the modern criminal justice system in society.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: a. identify various services provided to communities by the criminal justice system b. define community policing c. recognize the challenges associated with implementing community policing d. distinguish between traditional policing and community policing e. recognize the benefits of community policing
Course Assessment:There will be a mid-term examination and a final examination. (required) In addition, each student will be required to prepare a class project that consists of a research paper and presentation relating to an approved criminal justice and the community topic matter. Five Quizzes will be given. Leveling work as assigned.
Grading:Mid-Term Exam 30% A 90-100% Final Exam 30% B 80-89% Research Paper
and Presentation 30% C 70-79% 5 Quizzes @ 2pts 10% D 60-69% F below 60%
Work missed because of absences or work turned in late will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in work when it's due.
Conduct:Academic Honesty is required as per Park University Policy. All absences in excess of two, excused or unexcused, will result in a letter grade deduction from your final score. Absences related to military duty will require leveling work as assigned by the instructor and the absences must be approved in advance.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:Week Session Activities/Chapter
One 1 Introduction, Chapter 1 Foundation One 2 Class Admin, Chapter 2 Concept of Community Two 1 Class Admin, Chapter 3 Fundamentals of CP Two 2 Class Admin, Chapter 4 Ethics & Police Three 1 Class Admin, Chapter 5 Police Role Dilemma Three 2 Class Admin, Review, Chapter 6 Professionalism Four 1 Mid-Term, Chapter 7 Police Discretion Four 2 Class Admin, Chapter 8&9 Police Self&Public Image Five 1 Class Admin, Chapters 1-9 Five 2 Class Admin, Chapter 10 Perception & Values Six 1 Class Admin, Chapter 12 & 13 Violence & Deadly Force Six 2 Class Admin, Chapter 14 & 15 Complaints & Issues Seven 1 Class Admin, Chapter 17 Look at the Future Seven 2 Class Admin, Presentations, ReviewEight 1 Final Exam, Chapters 10,12-15,17 Eight 2 Feedeback Session final grade, exam review schedule subject to change videos will be added as time allows
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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 101
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 100
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