CJ 231 Introduction to Law Enforcement
S2T 2007 DL
White, Harry O.,, Jr.
Ph.D. Urban Studies (Administration of Justice)MPA, Organizational Behavior; M.Ed., Criminal Justice Education;B.S., Administration of Justice.
Room 102, Bldg 1507, 59 Grenier Street, Hanscom AFB, MA
January 15 - March 11, 2007
Dempsey, J. S. and Forst, L. S. (2005). An Introduction to Policing (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth.
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Student-oriented discussions of assigned readings and topics are the focus of this course. It is expected that students will be prepared to engage in discussions of all assigned materials in the threaded discussion portion of the course activities. Students will assume the lead voice in all discussion with the role of the professor to facilitate, guide, encourage and ensure focus. All assignments are designed to evaluate the student's achievement of the performance objectives. Tests are not for the purpose of grade assignment. Rather, to ascertain the level of understanding of the basic concepts of law enforcement and policing. All materials contained in the text book are the responsibility of the student.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
There may be practice quizzes during the course that are designed to reinforce and emphasize important material. These quizzes are not graded, rather, designed to familiarize the student with material that may be included in the mid-term and final examinations. Additionally, there may be other assessment mechanisms used to evaluate level of comprehension of the material. In order to get credit for any graded item in this course, including the mid term or final examination a grade of 60 percent must be achieved. The requirement is based on the premise that it is inconsistent with criminal justice professionals to reward mediocrity, therefore, a reasonable grasp of the concepts can only be demonstrated by achieving this “passing” score.
Test questions may be a combination of multiple choice, true/false, completion and essay. Tests cannot be made up, ex post facto, but can be taken in advance if it is known that one will be administered. It is a matter of fairness because once the examination is administered there is potential for compromise. Therefore, make-up examinations are discouraged and will be available only for emergency reasons, appropriately documented.
Student evaluation will be based on individual performance on examinations, written reports, and class participation. The total points possible points is 400 and alphabetical grades are based on the following scale.
Mid-Term Examination .......................100 points Final Examination ..............................100 pointsPaper essay.................................... 100 points Class Participation............................ 100 pointsA = 360 - 400; B= 320 - 359; C = 280 - 319; D = 240 - 279; F = < 240
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