CJ 300 Agency Administration
S2T 2007 DL
Masters Administration of Criminal JusticeMasters Human Relations
24 hour response
March 19, 2007 to May 13, 2007
CJ100 and either CJ231, CJ232, or CJ233
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My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this class you must conduct an investigation of a section/bureau/division in a criminal justice agency that influences the manner in which the agency operates. Examples include Human Relations Section, Records Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Internal Affairs and/or Professional Standards, Labor Relations Office, Budget Section for the ABC County Sheriff's Office or the DEF Juvenile Detention Center. Then you must write your findings.
The purposes in conducting and writing this study is to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze , and evaluate information carefully and objectively, solve problems effectively, present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this project, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least eight pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in the section of the agency you study and that you know how to apply these concepts. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must write technically correctly using APA format,
You will present your paper in class on the last day the chapter (9-11) is included in the syllabus.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Lecture/discussions: Students are expected to participate in discussions and to read the lectures.
Tests: There will be a proctored final during week 8.
Homework Papers: There are 6 written exercises. These are short paper 1-2 pages. The will be submitted in the drop box for that week. They should be supported with outside material, web sites, personal experiences and ideas. Be sure to list your sources used.
1. Decide the agency you are most interested in and then decide the section within the agency you will study.
2. Gather materials from the agency, such as organization charts, annual reports, and budgets.
3. Interview persons working in the section about their job(s)
4. Observe the workings in the section
5. Describe the structure, practice, and procedures of the agency and of the section you plan to write about
6. Describe the procedures you will use to conduct your study including interviewing some people who work in the section
7. Perhaps look at other similar agencies
8. Describe the results of your study by concluding the positive and negative aspects you discovered
9. Draw conclusions about your findings
1. A cover page
3. Method section
5. Reference page
6. Appendics which might include a summary of your interview(s) and organization charts of your agency and your section
The text of this paper should be at least eight pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in the section of the agency you study and that you know how to apply these concepts. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must write technically correctly using APA format.
Course Grading Scale - by Assignments
Introduction 10 points?.Due Week 1Homework 35 points.....Due Week 1 Homework 35 points.....Due Week 2 Homework 35 points.....Due Week 3 Homework 35 points.....Due Week 4 Homework 35 points.....Due Week 5 Homework 35 points.....Due Week 6 Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 1 Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 2 Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 3 Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 4 Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 5 Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 6 Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 7
Research Paper 250 points……….Due Week 7
Discussion Questions 35 points.....Due Week 8 Exam 250 points..............Due Week 8
Grade Scale A = 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher) B = 80-89% (or 800 to 899 points) C = 70-79% (or 700 to 799 points) D = 60-69% (or 600 to 699 points) F = < 60% (599 or fewer points)
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Last Updated:2/27/2007 2:36:28 PM