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CJ 300 Agency Administration
Wiles, Richard D.


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

U1B 2007 BL

Faculty

Wiles, Richard D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Chief of Police, El Paso Police Department
M.S., Criminal Justice, Sul Ross State University
B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Texas at El Paso

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

915-472-3260

E-Mail

richard.wiles02@pirate.park.edu

elpasotxrichard@sbcglobal.net

Semester Dates

May 28, 2007 to July 21, 2007

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Kenneth J. Peak (2004).  Justice Administration:  Police, Courts, and Corrections management, 5th edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Prentice Hall.  ISBN  0-13-112300-9

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Course Description:
A survey of management models, administrative techniques and patterns or organizational structure characteristic of criminal justice agencies.  Pre-requisites: CJ100 and CJ200. 3:0:3

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

  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. This course if designed as a foundation and introduction of the criminal justice system.
  2. Students who successfully complete it should have a fundamental knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  3. Students will be able to analyze criminal justice agencies and their  issues, problems, functions, and challenges.
  4. Students will be able to define organization and administration in general, looking at both how organizations are managed and how people are motivated.
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:

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 Examination 30 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 Examination 30 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.

Grading:

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.

DATES,

TESTS,

CLASS ACTIVITIES,

HOMEWORK,

June 1, 2007

 

Class Introduction/Syllabus Review/Project assignments/Chapter 1,

Read Section 1,

June 8, 2007

Quiz Section 1,

Class Review and Discussion on Section 1/Work on Written Report,

Read Section 2,

June 15, 2007

Quiz Section 2,

Class Review and Discussion of Section 2/Work on Written Report,

Read Sections 1 and 2,

June 22, 2007

Mid-term Examination on Sections 1 & 2,

Class Review and Discussion/Work on Written Report,

Read Section 3,

June 29, 2007

Quiz Section 3,

Class Review and Discussion of Section 3/Work on Written Report,

Read Section 4,

July 6, 2007

Quiz Section 4,

Class Review and Discussion of Section 4/Work on Written Report,

Read Section 5,

July 13, 2007

Quiz Section 5,

Class Review and Discussion of Section 5/Written Reports Due,

Review Sections 3,4 & 5,

July 20, 2007

Final Examination,

Overall Class Review and Critique,

 


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:
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 .



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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