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CJ 300 Agency Administration
Lewke, Carl A.


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 300 Agency Administration

Semester

U1T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Lewke, Carl A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty Member

Degrees/Certificates

BA, International Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison
JD, University of Wisconsin Law School
LL.M, Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Pacific Standard Time

Daytime Phone

760-322-5185

E-Mail

carl.lewke@pirate.park.edu

Ltcollewke@msn.com

Semester Dates

5 Jun 06 - 31 July 06

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

CJ 100, and either CJ 23`, CJ 232, or CJ 233

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 Administration of Criminal Justice : Structure, Function, and Process
Author:  Champion, Dean John
Edition/Copyright:  03
Publisher:   Pearson  
Type:  Hardback

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
This intermediate course examines management models, administrative  techniques and patterns or organizational structure characteristic of criminal justice agencies.  Prerequisites: CJ100 and either CJ231, CJ232, or CJ233.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The Instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactive lectures, readings, dialogues, internet, web sites, and writing. The Instructor 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

  1. Compare criminal justice organizations and understand why they should be studied.
  2. Critique the process-related features of criminal justice components that explain these institutions and our understanding of them.
  3. Distinguish the key concepts used in the study of these organizations.
  4. Analyze the functions of the administration of law enforcement systems, the courts, and corrections.
  5. Evaluate organizational effectiveness and policy-making in different organizations.


Core Assessment:

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:

 

  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

 

Your paper must include:

  1. A cover page
  2. Introduction
  3. Method section
  4. Discussion
  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,

 

You will present your paper in class on the last day the chapter (9-11) is included in the syllabus.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Reading: The entire textbook will be read for this class.  Assignments are indicated on the weekly schedule.  Students are responsible for reading the assignment prior to the class participating in the discussion questions.

The weekly lectures are part of the required reading.

Lecture: Students are expected to participate in the discussion area.  Should enter several times during the week to make and respond to comments from others.

Final Exam:  There will be a comprehensive proctored final exam during week eight.

Homework: Week one thru week seven have papers with specific topics.  The paper should be at least two (2) pages long.  The papers should include: title page with name of the week, author, and references used (i.e. Web sites, textbook, outside reading, personal experiences and etc.

Grading:
Course Grading Scale - by Assignments

Introduction 10 points.....Due Week 1

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 1

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 2

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 3

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 4

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 5

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 6

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 7

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 1

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 2

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 3

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 4

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 5

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 6

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 7

Discussion Questions 40 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)

Grading Criteria for Discussion and Activity Assignments are outlined below. The Self Quiz is for (5) extra credit points and to help you check your progress.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All course assignments must be submitted to the Instructor in accord with the dates specified in the syllabus. A 10% "late penalty" will be assessed for any assignment which is tardy. Exceptions to this policy will be made on a case-by-case basis if the student contacts the Instructor prior to the due date and requests an extension.

Per Park University policy, any student who does not complete the proctored final exam prior to the end of Week 8 of the term must be assigned a final course grade of "F."

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Introduction 10 points.....Due Week 1

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 1

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 2

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 3

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 4

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 5

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 6

Homework 60 points.....Due Week 7

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 1

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 2

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 3

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 4

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 5

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 6

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 7

Discussion Questions 40 points.....Due Week 8

Exam 250 points..............Due Week 8

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
                                                  
Combines interviews, agency documents, observations, course text, and other resources (more than 8) into a consistent whole - other resources are books and/or referred journal articles Combines interviews, agency documents, observations, course text, and other resources (6 to 8) into a consistent whole - other resources are books and/or referred journal articles but somewhat superficial Combines interviews, agency documents, observations, course text, and other resources (less than 6) into a consistent whole - other resources are books and/or referred journal articles but superficial Some of the required elements (interviews, agency documents, observations, course text, and other sources are missing and 
Analysis                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
                                                  
Analyzes key elements using more than 8 sources Analyzes key elements using the 6 to 8 sources Analyzes key elements using less than  6 sources Analysis is not present in artifact 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                  
Appraises the sources into congruous and thoughtful conclusions - thoughtful implies some original thinking Appraises the sources into congruous conclusions Appraises the sources into conclusions Evaluation is not present in artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
                                                  
By using more than 10 words specific to the profession, the  artifact demonstrates an exceptional understanding of terminology By using 10 words specific to the profession, the  artifact demonstrates the expected understanding of terminology By using less than 10 words specific to the profession, the  artifact demonstrates an less than satisfactory understanding of terminology By not using words specific to the profession, the artifact fails to provide appropriate evidence 
Concepts                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
                                                  
By discussing more that 5 key ideas (those  specific to the profession), the  artifact demonstrates an exceptional understanding of concepts By discussing 5 key ideas (those specific to the profession), the  artifact demonstrates the expected understanding of  concepts By discussion less than 5 key concepts (those  specific to the profession), the  artifact demonstrates less understanding than expected An artifact that fails to discuss at least concepts is unsatisfactory 
Application                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
                                                  
The artifact shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding  of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding  of terminology and concepts appropriate to the profession 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                  
The artifact fewer than 5 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (spelling, grammar, etc.) The artifact contains 5 to 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (spelling, grammar, etc.) The artifact more than 10 errors in the APA writing convention and in the paper presentation (spelling, grammar, etc.) The artifact contains so many errors in the APA writing convention or in the paper presentation  that make it difficult to read 

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