CJ220 Criminal Justice & Community

for U1LL 2007

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community


U1LL 2007 LR


Larkins, Douglas R.


Adjunct Faculty-Criminal Justice Instructor

Office Hours

8:00-9:00am and 2:00-3:00pm MTWTHF

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





Semester Dates

21 May - 15 July 2007

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 2:00 PM



Credit Hours



Community Policing:  Partnerships for Problem Solving (2005), 4th Edition, Miller and Hess, Thomson, Wadsworth Publishing, ISBN:  0534628885

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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. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactive ness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations and writings.  The instructor will engage each learner in the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the student to conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of the information.

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.

Core Assessment:

  • Class participation, quizzes & exams

  • Exams

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

Class Assessment:

A numerical grading system will be used.  There will be three (3) section examinations covering approximately 5 chapters each.  Each Section Test is worth 20% of the final grade. 
The last portion of your grade is a written paper which will be worth 40% of the final grade.
The topie of your paper will be assigned by the Instructor on the first night of class.
Format, content, length will be listed on E Companion, within this course content.


Section # 1 Test          20%
Section # 2 Test         20%
Section # 3 Test         20%
Research Paper         40%
Grading System
A=90% and over
B=80% to 89.99%
C=70% to 79.99%
D=60% to 69.99%
F=Below 60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The assigned research project will be turned in on the last night of class.  No late submissions will be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

It is expected that students in this class will treat each other with respect and dignity.
There are many different views and opinions.  No one should be chastised or ridiculed for this contribution to this class.
Students should read the scheduled material and come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



26 MAY                       Introduction/Syllabus/Papers

 02 JUN                       Chapters 1-2-3-4-5

 09 JUN                       Section 1 Examination

 16 JUN                       Chapters 6-7-8-9-10

 23 JUN                       Section 2 Examination

 30 JUN                       Chapters 11-12-13

 07 JUL                       Chapters 14-15

 14 JUL                       Section 3 Examination/Papers Due

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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