CJ220 Criminal Justice & Community

for F2B 2006

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community


F2B 2006 BL


DeAngelis, George A.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

14 Oct-Dec.02,2006

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours



The Police and the Community by Carter, David

7th Edition Prentice Hall 2002

ISBN 0-13-041063-2

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
This basic course emphasizes programming techniques for benefiting the agency-citizen relationship. Prominence 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 facilitaor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, outside readings, case studies, research, videos, quizzes, discussions, and examinations with an emphasis on student attendance. The facilitator strives to encourage each student to explore new ideas in a friendly, relaxed environment conducive to communication and participation.

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 the causes and theories of criminal activity
  2. Recognize the historical foundations of the study of criminal behavior
  3. Examine ways in which society today deals with criminal behavior with an emphasis on community policing and crime prevention
Core Assessment:

  • Class participation, quizzes & exams

  • Exams

  • Papers, presentations, group &/or individual activities with written assignments (see CJ205)

Class Assessment:

There will be a mid-term and a final examination. Additionally, each student will be required to complete a research project related to criminal justice and the community. Detail information concerning the research project will be discussed during class-time. Quizzes are optional at the facilitator's discretion, as well as the assignment of class work during the term. Attendance will be a factor when assessing final course grade.


Mid-Term Exam                             30%

Final Exam                                    30%

Research Project                          30%

Quizzes, Particip & Attendance     10%

A                                                   100-90%

B                                                   89-80%

C                                                   79-70%

D                                                  69-60%

F                                    59% & below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Quizzes and examinations missed as a result of an unexcused absence cannot be made up.

Late work will be penalized and will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the facilitator.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class and remain for the entire period. This is not an on-line course. Students who cannot commit to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Leaving class early must be approved by the facilitator in order to recieve attendance credit. Determination of excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policies. Excessive absences ( excused and unexcused) are grounds for dismissal from the course. Students who are disrespectful, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student and or faculty member will be removed from the class. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the course. Plagerism and dishonesty (in any manner or degree) will not be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Oct.14 Intro & Chapter 1&2 Course intro, Foundation & Concept of Policing

Oct.21 Chapters 3-5 Fundamanetals of Community Policing, Role dilemma, and


Oct.26 Chapters 6-9 Professionalism, Discretion, & Public Iamage

Nov.04 M.T Exam & Chapter 10 (MT Exam Chapters 1-9) Perceptions & Values

Nov.11 Chapters 12,13 &14 Violence & Deadly Force

Nov.18 Chapters 14 & 15 Complaints & Contemporary Issues

Nov.25 Chapter 17 Look at the Future

Dec.02 Final Exam Chapters 10,12,-15, & 17 & Feedback

* Subject to change

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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

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 .


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