CJ 300 Agency Administration
S1B 2007 BL
Wiles, Richard D.
Chief of Police, El Paso Police DepartmentM.S., Criminal Justice, Sul Ross State UniversityB.S., Criminal Justice, University of Texas at El Paso
January 8, 2007 to March 4, 2007
5:00 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Kenneth J. Peak (2004). Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections management, 4th edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-112300-9
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is based upon highly interactive discussions related to the lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations and life-experiences of the facilitator and students.
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:
Course will consist of lectures, reading assignments, video presentations, individual and group interaction, mid-term and final examination, chapter quizzes and an individual written report presented to the class.
Quizzes/Attendance 20 Points (20% of Final Grade)
In order to ensure consistent student attendance and encourage students to keep-up with their scheduled reading assignments, a quiz will be administered at the start of each class. Make-up quizzes will not be given, however, the lowest quiz grade will be dropped.
Individual Written Report/Presentation 20 Points (20% of Final Grade)
Each student will be responsible for completing a writen report as listed above. Each student is responsible for presenting their report to the class as a whole. Additional information on this report will be discussed on the first day of class.
Mid-term Examination30 Points (30% of Final Grade)
Midway through the semester, students will be required to take a comprehensive examination testing their comprehension of the concepts and information presented from the beginning of the semester.
Final Examination30 Points (30% of Final Grade)
At the conclusion of the semester, students will be required to take a comprehensive examination, testing their comprehension of the concepts and information presented from the mid-term to the end of the semester.
A 90-100 points
B 80-89 points
C 70-79 points
D 60-69 points
F Below 60 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submissions will be allowed for excused absences only and with approval of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend all class sessions. Because of the once a week meeting schedule, students are asked to limit absences as much as possible.
2. Report to class sessions on time and prepared to stay until the scheduled end of class.
3. Complete scheduled reading assignments prior to the beginning of each class session.
4. Complete class assignments on time and take quizzes and tests on the scheduled date/time. Make-up tests will be limited to excused absences only.
5. Actively participate in topic discussions during class.
January 12, 2007
Class Introduction/Syllabus Review/Project assignments/Chapter 1,
Read Section 1,
January 19, 2007
Quiz Section 1,
Class Review and Discussion on Section 1/Work on Written Report,
Read Section 2,
January 26, 2007
Quiz Section 2,
Class Review and Discussion of Section 2/Work on Written Report,
Read Sections 1 and 2,
February 2, 2007
Mid-term Examination on Sections 1 & 2,
Class Review and Discussion/Work on Written Report,
Read Section 3,
February 9, 2007
Quiz Section 3,
Class Review and Discussion of Section 3/Work on Written Report,
Read Section 4,
February 16, 2007
Quiz Section 4,
Class Review and Discussion of Section 4/Work on Written Report,
Read Section 5,
February 23, 2007
Quiz Section 5,
Class Review and Discussion of Section 5/Written Reports Due,
Review Sections 3,4 & 5,
March 2, 2007
Overall Class Review and Critique,
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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