CJ220 Criminal Justice & Community

for U1G 2006

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community


U1G 2006 GR


Gardner, Gary A.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Criminal Justice
M.S. Administration

Office Location

125 South 5th St., Grand Forks, ND

Office Hours

M - F 8AM - 4PM

Daytime Phone

701 780-8224




Semester Dates

June 05 to July 30, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM



Credit Hours


Police and the Community, Carter, 7th ed., 2002, Prentice Hall.

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

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:
Lecture, discussion, readings, video(s)and case studies.

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.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examination(s) and class participation.

Midterm              40%
Final                40%
Class Participation  20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course materials willnot be accepted without prior arrangement with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students will be complete assignments and be ready for class discussions and exams.  Students are resonsible for making up any work missed because of an absence.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
As decided by the students and the instructor during the first class meeting.

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 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. 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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