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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community
Herbeck, Dennis


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 220 Criminal Justice and the Community

Semester

F2T 2007 DL

Faculty

Herbeck, Dennis

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Degree Administration
Bachelors Degree Social Work

Office Location

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Office Hours

Anytime online

Daytime Phone

701 775 9681

Other Phone

701 740 0617

E-Mail

dennis.herbeck@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 22, 2007 to December 16, 2007

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:
 
Community Justice 1st ed.
by Clear, Todd R. and Cadora, Eric,
Thomson Learning

 

Text Ordering:
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Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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. A review of these relationships as they interact with criminal courts and the correctional system is included.3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructors educational philosophy is tied to understanding both the theorhetical application of issues in our society as well as the practical and day to day operation of law enforcement, courts and corrections.  It is my belief that the interactions between  elements in the syistem are required in order to have a better understanding of the Police, Courts and Corrections  and the Community.

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. Explain the elements of prejudice that might be amplified in law enforcement
  2. Explain the view that citizens have of law enforcement and why.
  3. Write the pros and cons of deterrence in the Justice system.
  4. Identify and list cases in the Justice System related to Police, Courts and Corrections
Core Assessment:


  • Class participation, quizzes & exams


  • Exams


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

Class Assessment:

Each week there will be a discussion assignment. 15 points per week. 120 points
 
In Weeks One, Two, Four and Six there will be a 25 points activity assignment. 100 points
 
In week five there is a special writing project valued at 100 points. 100 points
 
In Week Eight the final proctored exam valued at 150 points. Required. (Core Assessment)

Grading:


 

Discussion = 8 weeks x 15  total points = 120 points  26 %

Activities = 4 activity assignments x25 points = 100   21 %

Term Paper/project  = 1 x 100 points = 100 total points  21 %

Final Exam = 1 final proctored exam x 100 points = 150  points  32% (Core Assessment)

 

Total points for the course = 470 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The instructor will only take late materials upon advance requests.  If other than advanced notice I will review on a case by case basis.  All late work must be submitted to the instructor via email directly. Do not put late work in the dropbox.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are to adhere to online etiquette.  In this class we encourage and require discussion and debate, however it should be done in a courtious and professinal way. No bad language or rudeness will be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One Discussion and Activities Due October 28, 2007  
Week one topics include  
  • Focus on Criminal Justice and Social Justice
  • Know What is Community?
  • Understand Community Justice within Traditional Criminal Justice Funstions: Police, Courts, and Corrections 

 Week Two: Discussion and Activities due November 4 , 2007  

Topics for week two include:
  • Explain the philosophy of community policing as distinguished from community relations.
  • Illustrate the elements necessary to make community policing successful.
  • Provide an overview of the rationale of community relations for community policing.

 Week Three: Discussion Due November 11, 2007  Topcis for week three include:

 Examine Problem-Oriented Strategies and Police as a function of Power in Sociery
 
Week Four: Discussion and Activities Due November 18, 2007   Topics include:
To explain how the courts work
Examine community courts  and a look at the Community and the Court.
 
Week Five: Discussion and Term Paper/Project due. November 25,  2007  
Topics for week five include:
 We will look at Community Court
 We will examine community prosecution
 Learn about Drug Courts
 Learn about Domestic-Violence Courts
 
 Week Six: Discussion and Activities Due December 2, 2007 
 Examine Punishment and corrections 
To discuss correctional partnerships  To provide an overview of the jails and prisons To discuss impact of correctional facilties in the community
 
 Week Seven: Discussion due. December 9,  2007 
Topics include:
Look at Community Corrections and probation and parole
 Examine prison issues

 Week Eight: Discussion and Final proctored Exam due. December 16, 2007  

Topics include:
Identify models of Community Justice
 
Discuss issues in future community justice

Review operational and management issues

 

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .

Additional Information:

This course requires four posts minimum each week in the discussion thread to qualify for A work. Multiple posting beyong the four is encouraged as we want class discussion.  Artifacts (exmples, case studies, scenario's and other referenced material) are a critical element in my assessment as to the knowledge a student brings to the topic.  If a students posts his/her answer to the questions in a detailed manner and identifies artifacts that tell me you really understand the subject one can expect A's or B's.  Anything less than that will receive C, D or F depending on the effort submitted.

 

This also applies to homework, special projects and exams.  Artifacts are what confirm, beyond definition, your knowledge of a subject.

 

 

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Last Updated:9/27/2007 11:31:20 AM