Additional Resources: News articles, Criminal Justice/American Bar Association, section of Criminal Justice, Labor Law Journal, Law Enforcement News, and Police, American Police Beat.
http://www.policeone.comCourse 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 class discussions, group activity projects, lectures, videos, readings, writings and examinations. The emphasis will be to challenge the adult leaner to engage and explore a myriad of ideas and issues confronting the modern criminal justice system, and to provide the learner with a thorough understanding of the changing role of the law enforcement officer and the traditional police organization into a community/police collaboration and partnerships.
Learning Outcomes:Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to,
1. Discuss the three eras of policing.
2. Define and discuss what community policing is.
3. Define what a mission statement is.
4. Know and discuss what the "Broken Windows" phenomenon refers to.
5. Discuss the impact community policing has had on the American court system.
6. Know and discuss the four stages of the SARA model.
7. Recognize the difference between prejudice and discrimination.
8. Know and explain what a bias or hate crime is.
9. Recognize and explain how gang activity can be identified.
10. Explain what rights victims have in most states.
11. Discuss why partnerships with the media are critical.
12. Discuss DARE and CPTED.
13. Know what causes violence.
14. Discuss how probation & parole efforts affect the community and the criminal justice system.
Course Assessment: Each student is responsible for reading all chapter assignments and to be prepared to discuss end of the chapter questions for each class session. Each student is required to bring one current news article to class, each session, relating to the scheduled class topic. A research paper that is typewritten, double-spaced will be orlly presented by each studenton an approved subject matter relatig to the course. All research papers will be appropriately documented. The presentation of the research, discussion of news articles and class discussions will form the basis for the class participation grade.
Grading: 30% Mid-Term Exam
30% Final Exam
30% Research Paper
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only with prior approval of the instructor. Papers submitted beyond the due date will be lowered one letter grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons (e.g., illness,, TAD, etc.) are excusable. However, the student will make up the missed classes through an appropriate assignment. Two unexcused absences are considered excessive. Students are expected to participate in class discussions and that class participation will comprise a portion of the final grade.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 3/21 Chap 1 The Evolution of Community Policing
3/23 Chap 2 Inside Police Agencies: Mission and Culture
3/28 Chap 3 Understanding and Involving the Community
3/30 Chap 4 Problem Solving: Proactive Policing
4/04 Chap 5 Implementing Community Policing
4/06 Chap 6 Communicating Effectively- One on One
4/11 Chap 7 Building Partnerships: Getting courts
4/13 Chap 8 Forming Partnerships with the Media
4/18 MID-TERM EXAMINATION CHAPTERS 1-8
4/20 Chap 9 Early Experiments in Crime Prevention
4/25 Chap 10 Safe Neighborhoods & Communities
4/25 Chap 11 Community Policing and Drugs
4/27 Chap 12 Bringing Youths into Community Policing
The community role of probation & parole
4/27 Chap 13 The Challenge of Gangs
5/02 Chap 14 Understand and Prevent Violence & Terrorism
5/04 Chap 15 What Research Tells Us/Look to the Future
5/09 RESEARCH PAPERS DUE & ORAL PRESENTATIONS
5/11 FINAL EXAMINATION CHAPTERS 9-15
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 85-87Academic honesty is required of all students. Neither Park University nor the instructor tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, research papers, or other course assignments. Any such activity will result in a failing grade for the course and possible expulsion from the University.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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