CJ233 Introduction to Security

for U1B 2007

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CJ 233 Introduction to Security


U1B 2007 BL


DeAngelis, George A.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

contact george.deangelis@park.edu

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

29 May-July 19, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours



INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY  by Fischer, Robert & Green,Gion
7th Edition, 2004
Butterworth Heinemann Publisher
ISBN 0-7506-7600-0

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The USA Patriot Act ( download copy will be provided at www.parkonline.org)

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Course Description:
This course covers the basic principles of security and loss prevention that is common and fundamental to all areas of protection of personal property from historical and modern day points of view. Topics of discussion will include: the security industry, the threat environment, risk analysis, fundamentals of physical security, safety, and accident prevention, and common security problems. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, case studies, research, videos, quizzes, discussions, and examinations. 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. Show an understanding of the history of security, crime prevention and early law enforcement.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the American Disabilities Act 1990and Civil Rights Act of 1991.
  3. Evaluate the purpose of risk assessment.
  4. Illustrate security's role in fire prevention and safety, crime and threats to the environment, and crime prevention.
  5. Explain the legal aspects of private security.

Core Assessment:

·        Class participation, quizzes & exams


·        Class participation, quizzes & exams


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


Class Assessment:

Lectures supplemented with additional readings, video presentations, class discussions, and a course project. Additional assignments and course work may be assigned by the facilitator. There will be four quizzes, a mid-term and final examination. In addition, there will be a course project which will be discussed in more detail in class. Attendance will be a factor when assessing final course grade.


Participation & Attendance             10%
Four Quizzes                                 20%
Course Project                               20 %
Mid Term Exam                             25%
Final Exam                                     25%
100-90                                              A
89-90                                                B
79-70                                                C
69-60                                                D
59&Below                                        F                       

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late-work will be penalized one letter grade for each day it is late unless arrangements are made with the facilitator.
Quizzes missed cannot be made up, regardless of excused or unexcused absence
Examination missed as a result of an excused absence can be re-scheduled within one-week after the regularly scheduled exam date.
Examination missed as a result of an unexcused absence will be recorded as an "F"

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This is not an on-line course. Therefore students who cannot COMMIT to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Students are expected to attend class on time and to remain for the entire period. Continuous tardiness will impact attendance grade. Leaving class early must be approved by the facilitator in order to receive attendance credit. Students must realize that due to the compressed schedule,class time is critically important. Single or double absences can equate to missing several weeks of valuable instruction in a traditional learning environment. Continued tardiness of thirty minutes or more will be cause for marking the student absent for that class period. Determination of what is an excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policies (see below). Students who miss the first day of class are advised that important information about the course format, syllabus, textbook, exams, projects, etc, will not be repeated. Therefore, it will be their individual responsibility to "track down" this information from a friend or co-student. We do not have the luxury of time to repeat things unnecessarily. Students who are disruptive,, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student, guest, or faculty member will be removed from the class. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the class. Such conduct includes plagiarism and dishonesty (in any manner or degree). Both will not be tolerated. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

May 29             Course Intro Chapter 1
May 31             Chapter 2&3
June 05             Chapter 4&5  Quiz #1
June 06             Chapter 6&7
June 12             Chapter 8&9
June 14             Chapter 10&11 Quiz #2
June 19             Chapter 12&13
June 21             Chapter 14 Review for MT Exam
June 26             MT Exam Chapters 1-14
June 28             Chapter 15&16
July 03             Chapters 17&18 Quiz #3
July 05             Chapters 19 &20
July 10             USA Patriot Act/ Project Due
July 12             Chapter21  Quiz #4
July 17             Chapter 23 Review for final Exam
July 19             Final Exam Chapters 15-21 &23

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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