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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community
Graves, Scott W.,, Sr.


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

U1B 2006 BL

Faculty

Graves, Scott W.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS, MA

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

915-588-3790

E-Mail

Scott.Graves@park.edu

desertfox_84@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

May 22 thru Jul 16

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Police and The Community, 7th, Carter, David L.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
To be distributed in class


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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, current events, class project and presentation, quizzes, and class discussions a mid-term and final examination. The emphasis is on the exploration of ideas and issues confronting the modern criminal justice system in society.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. . identify various services provided to communities by the criminal justice system
  2. distinguish between traditional policing and community policing
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Mid-Term Exam                
Final Exam
Research Paper
Presentation            
Quizzes

Grading:
Mid-Term Exam @ 25%          
Final Exam @ 25%
Research Paper and Presentation  @ 25%          
Quizzes x 5 @ 25%
Total @ 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
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.

Classroom Rules of 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, Review

Eight  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 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
Absences in excess of two will result in a letter grade deduction from the student's final grade, whether excused or unexcused.  
Work missed through any absence must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
Absences resulting from military duty must be made known in advance and leveling work may be assigned as needed by the instructor.

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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Last Updated:4/12/2006 11:46:01 AM