CJ 300 Agency Administration
F1H 2006 BUX
Schlicht, James O.
Senior Professor and Director of Academics/Adjunct Faculty
B.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky, 1975J.D., Duquesne University, 1978
43 Planters Circle, Ladys Island, SC 29907
By Appointment Only
14 August-8 October, 2006
CJ100/Equal and either CJ 231, CJ232, or CJ 233
Textbook: Peake, Kenneth J., <U>JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION, Police, Courts, and Correctional Management, </U>Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of participatory learning centered on interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examination, and writings. I will attempt to engage each student in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. I have many years of managemnt experience, and I hope to be able to be able to impart some very hard-won lessons in personnel and financial management within the Criminal Justice system. Since this is an individualized instruction course, the interaction will be one-on-one between the student and me.
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: <P>Class Assessment will take the form of a Midterm and Final Examination, research, writing, and oral presentation of the paper described above, and participation.</P> <P>Please note that students are expected to have read the assignment(s) prior to class, and to come to class prepared to discuss the contents of the assignment(s). Participation is essential if students expect to get anything meaningful out of this course. Participation, in turn, is wholly dependent upon preparation.</P>
Grading: <P>Midterm Examination: 20% of final grade; Final Examination: 30% of final grade; Participation in Class Discussions: 10% of final grade; Term Paper: 30% of final grade; Oral Presentation of Term Paper: 10% of final grade. (Note: The Rubric for assessing the oral presentation is attached below.)</P> <P>Grading Scale:</P> <P>90-100%=A; 89-90%=B; 70-79%=C; 60-69%=D; <60%=F</P> <P>Note: 3 or more unexcused absences will result in a grade of "F" notwithstanding the student's grade average in the course.</P>
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course materials will result in a reduction of one letter grade for each day late absent an acceptable excuse. (Duty status changes, TAD, emergencies, etc. are examples of acceptable excuses.)
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to come to class on time and properly attired. Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or set to vibrate. Tape recording is permitted only with prior approval of the instructor since it can have the effect of inhibiting free and open discussion of issues.
Week Topic Chapters Pages
1 Scope; Org. & Admin; Police Org. and Ops. 1-3 2-87
2 Prospectus Due; Police Personnel Roles; Issues & Practices 4-5 88-157
3 Court Org. & Ops; Personnel Roles; Issues & Practices 6-8 158-215
4 Corrections Org. & Ops.; Personnel Roles & Functions 9-10 216-269
5 Midterm Exam (Chapters 1-10); Community Corrections 11 270-292
6 Papers Due; Corrections Issues & Practices, Emp. Rights, Labor 12-14 293-386
7 Oral Presentation; Financial Admin; Technology; The Future 15-17 387-454
8 Review and Final Examination
Note: The above schedule is subject to change to meet student needs.
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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 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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 .
Attachments:Oral Presentation RubricRubric
Last Updated:7/20/2006 11:36:02 AM