CJ 233 Introduction to Security
FA 2007 HO
Dr. Kenneth Christopher, D.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Doctor of Public Administration (Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1999)Master of Public Administration (Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1983)Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1976)
Library - MA 319E
Monday (1pm-5pm), Thursday (9am-11am)
August 20 - December 16, 2007
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Textbook: Fischer, Robert J. & Gion Green. (2004). Introduction to Security. 7th Ed. Elsevier Buterworth-Heinemann. ISBN: 139780750676007.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
The instructor will be using eCompanion
during the term for instructor-student communications, distributing handouts
and supplemental readings, document sharing, recording grades, accepting and
returning assignments, posting PowerPoint slides, webliography, etc. Students
can access the course website using their student ID and OPEN password via:
From time to time, the instructor will refer students to supplemental required
readings, audiovisuals, case studies, articles, computer resources, etc. which
will be posted on eCompanion and/or provided as supplemental handouts in class.
It is the student's responsibility to have reliable access to eCompanion and
maintain currency on all assigned material.
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The instructor's overarching
approach to education is to emphasize the broadening of intellect as a strategy
for developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. It is
essential to integrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the
classroom into the active lives of students, both as individuals and as members
of social groups. It is not the facts we learn, but how we use them that
provides us with the tools needed to better the human condition.
The instructor will use
lectures, class discussions, group activities, handouts, supplementary readings,
audio-visual aids, examinations, case studies, and other methods to facilitate
learning. Student performance expectations:
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Class participation, quizzes & exams
· Papers, presentations, group &/or individual activities with written assignments (see CJ205)
Examinations: There will be two (2)
examinations. Each exam is equally weighted and will cover a defined
portion of the course material presented and/or distributed, and the required
textbook/supplemental readings. Exams may be closed or open book/notes.
Exam questions may be any combination of short answer, multiple choice,
true/false, matching, and/or essay type.
Assignments/Quizzes: Each week, students will be
assigned individual or group activities in the form of in-class or homework
assignments, discussions, and/or quizzes. Students who are not present in
class to engage in course activities remain responsible for any assignments,
supplemental material, and information given in class.
Participation: Class Participation is graded
and consists of regular class attendance and active engagement in course
activities. Class participation is accomplished by coming to class,
prepared to work, and being actively involved in the class activities. The
Class participation grade is based on student attendance which will be
recorded. All UNEXCUSED absences, and EXCUSED absences in excess of two
(2), will result in a pro-rated deduction of points from the class
Brazil Service Learning Program OR Security/Crime
Prevention Design Project:
1) Brazil Service Learning Program
(Attachment A): Students registered for CJ 233 for the Fall 2007 term
have the opportunity to travel and participate in Park University’s Brazil Service-Learning Program
during the Fall break (October 11-22, 2007). Participation will expose
students to concepts, issues, and modeled application strategies for
individual and community safety, crime and violence prevention, risk and
threat assessment and management, and integrating community resources for
enhanced safety and security. By working within
an organized community service structure, students will help community
members to reflect upon and improve their safety and security skills. At the same time, students will have a
learning experience that enables them to identify and assess community
security needs and gain understanding of the course content, a broader
application of the security discipline, and an appreciation of civic
responsibility. Additional details and information will be provided
during the first week of class.
2) Security/Crime Prevention Design
Project: In lieu of the Brazil Service-Learning Program, students will
design a crime prevention project. This is an applied
security research project focusing on individuals in their communities. Students
will design and report on a project which applies crime prevention
and threat mitigation strategies in a practical community environment. Using a real
organized community service structure, students will focus on
non-governmental security's role in crime and threats to the environment,
crime prevention, and fire prevention and safety. Students will:
details and information will be provided during the first week of class.
Assessment Essay: All students will complete a
consolidated essay which examines the following seven basic topical issues
relating to the study of Security:
The essay will provide complete
and equitable treatment of all seven topical areas, but the issues and
researched material should be integrated to provide a consolidated examination
of the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. The essay should
contain the following technical components:
40% (400 points)
Weekly Assignments/Quizzes (15)
15% (150 points)
5% (50 points)
Security/Crime Prevention Design Project
--OR Brazil Service Learning Program
20% (200 points)
20% (200 points)
100% (1,000 points)
A 900-1,000 points
B 800-899 points
C 700-799 points
D 600-699 points
F (Failure) 599 points or less
Late Submission of Course Materials:
ASSIGNMENTS, EXAMS, QUIZZES, HOMEWORK, ETC. ARE DUE AS PUBLISHED IN THE COURSE
SCHEDULE IN THIS SYLLABUS, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED BELOW:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
PLEASE disable (turn off, leave in car, silent mode, etc.) all beepers, cell
phones, wireless communication devices, electronics, etc. while in class.
If a cell phone must be used during class, please show respect by doing so
outside the classroom.
The use of laptop personal computers to take notes or conduct course-related
research is permitted during class, except during exams and quizzes, as long as
it is not a distraction to the instructor or to other students. Please
note that the use of e-mail, interactive chat rooms, instant messaging, “web-surfing,”
listening to music, watching videos, and other non-course-related activities
is considered a distraction and is not permitted during class sessions.
While class is in session, students may NOT use headphones or ear buds
connected to any electronic device (e.g., cell phones, I-Pods, computers, data
PLEASE show each other the same respect you would want by actively listening
to others and maintaining civility in the discourse.
REMEMBER that we are all different and that we grow and develop positively
by practicing acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of each other's
opinions, customs, and ideas.
1 – August 20, 22, and 24
1, pp. 1-20, Fischer & Green
2 – August 27, 29, and 31
2 and 3, pp. 21-54, Fischer & Green
3 – September 5 and 7
4, pp. 55-74, Fischer & Green
4 – September 10, 12, and 14
5 and 6, pp. 75-100, Fischer & Green
5 – September 17, 19, and 21
7 and 8, pp. 101-146, Fischer & Green
6 – September 24, 26, and 28
9 and 10, pp. 147-192, Fischer & Green
7 – October 1, 3, and 5
11, pp. 193-214, Fischer & Green
8 – October 8, 10, and 12
12, pp. 215-240, Fischer & Green
***NO CLASSES OCTOBER 13-21 –
9 – October 22, 24, and 26
13 and 14, pp. 241-272, Fischer & Green
10 – October 29, 31, and November 2
10, pp. 273-294, Fischer and Green
11 – November 5, 7, and 9
16, pp. 295-318, Fischer and Green
12 – November 14 and 16
17 and 18, pp. 318-344, Fischer and Green
13 – November 19 and 21
19, pp. 345-368, Fischer and Green
14 – November 26, 28, and 30
20 and 21, pp. 369-426, Fischer and Green
15 –December 3, 5, and 7
22 and 23, pp. 427-452, Fischer and Green
16 – December 12
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 85Instructor's General Instructions on Written Assignments: All written submissions must be error free, spell-checked, grammatically correct, and reflective of undergraduate-level academic work. All students are expected to be familiar with the university's policies on Academic Honesty and Plagiarism. Evidence of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, fabrication, or cheating, will result in course failure.
All work submitted must be the student's own. Any assistance received by a student in preparing papers or reports must be fully acknowledged and disclosed in the work submitted. Students must cite and reference any sources from which data, ideas or words are used, either quoted directly or paraphrased.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88Instructor's Attendance Policy: The instructor expects students to attend all classes. All absences will be recorded as UNEXCUSED unless the student notifies the instructor (e-mail, telephone, personal communication) in advance of class and requests an EXCUSED absence. Students arriving more than 10 minutes after class starts or departing before class ends may have an UNEXCUSED absence recorded.
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 .For special accommodations of any kind, please notify the instructor during the first week of class so that I may assist you.
Attachments:Attachment A - Brazil Service Learning ProgramAttachment B - Project Diagnostic OutlineAttachment B - Project Diagnostic Outline
Last Updated:7/22/2007 1:59:04 PM