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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community
Larkins, Douglas R.


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

S2LL 2006 LR

Faculty

Larkins, Douglas R.

Title

Instructor

Daytime Phone

501-940-1474

E-Mail

p244987@pirate.park.edu

dandtlarkins1@alltel.net

Semester Dates

13 March - 7 May 2006

Class Days

------S

Class Time

9:00 - 2:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Community Policing:  Partnerships for Problem Solving, 4th Edition, Miller and Hess, Thomson, Wadsworth Publishing

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville 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

Educational Philosophy:
This instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness.  My approach to this philosophy will be one of lectures, periodic testings, videos and writings.  The exploring of ideas, issues and contradtions within the Community Policing spectrum is encouraged.

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.


Class Assessment:
A numerical grading system will be used. There will be three (3) section examinations covering approximately 5 chapters each. Each Section Test is worth 20% of your final grade.  The last portion of your grade, a written paper will be worth 40% of your final grade.  This paper topic will be assigned by the Instructor on the first night of class.  Format, content, length will be listed on ECompanion, within this course content.

Grading:
Section #1 Test 20%

Section #2 Test 20%

Section #3 Test 20%

Paper                 40%

GRADING SYSTEM
A= 90% and over
B= 80% to 89.99%)
C= 70% to 79.99%
D= 60% to 69.99%
F= Below 60 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The assigned paper will be turned in on the last night of class.  No late submissions will be accepted.

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.

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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