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CJ 300 Agency Administration
Schlicht, James O.


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

F1H 2006 BUX

Faculty

Schlicht, James O.

Title

Senior Professor and Director of Academics/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky, 1975
J.D., Duquesne University, 1978

Office Location

43 Planters Circle, Ladys Island, SC 29907

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Daytime Phone

843-524-1752

Other Phone

843-524-1752

E-Mail

james.schlicht@park.edu

joschl1@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

14 August-8 October, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

CJ100/Equal and either CJ 231, CJ232, or CJ 233

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Peake, Kenneth J., <U>JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION, Police, Courts, and Correctional Management, </U>Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001

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Course Description:
This intermediate course examines management models, administrative techniques and patterns or organizational structure characteristic of criminal justice agencies. PREREQUISITES: <A href="http://www.park.edu/course/index.aspx?Class= CJ 100">CJ 100</A> and either CJ231, CJ232, or CJ233. 3:0:3

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

  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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze personnel and financial management strategies.
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:
<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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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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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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
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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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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Attachments:
Oral Presentation Rubric

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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