CJ220 Criminal Justice & Community

for U1B 2007

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community


U1B 2007 BL


DeAngelis, George A.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

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Semester Dates

2 June- July 21,2007

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours



7th Edition 2002
Prentice Hall
ISBN 0-13-041063-2

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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 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. 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. Understand how community policing impacts the criminal justice system beyond law enforcement
  2. Understand the concept of restorative justice and its relationship to community policing
  3. Understand the important linkage corrections offers community policing with the introduction of community supervision
Core Assessment:

  • Class participation, quizzes & exams

  • Exams

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

Class Assessment:

There will be four quizzes, a mid-term and final examination. Additionally, each student will be required to complete a course project related to criminal justice and the community. Detail information concerning the project will be discussed in class. Additional class work may also be assigned during the term as deemed necessary. Attendance will be a factor when assessing final course grade.


Mid-Term Exam                              25%
Final Exam                                      25%
Course Project                                20%
Four Quizzes                                  20%
Particip & Attend                            10%
100-90                                              A
89-80                                                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.
Quizzes missed cannot be made up, regardless of excused or unexcused absence or tardiness
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 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. It will be their individual responsibility to become familiar with this information. We do not have the luxury of time for un-necessary repetition. 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:

June 02 Introduction, Chapters 1-3
June 09 Chapters 4-6 Quiz #1
June 16 Chapters 7-9 Quiz #2 Review For MT Exam
June 23 MT Exam Chapters 1-9, Chapter 10
June 30 Chapter 10-12
July 07 Chapter 13-15 Quiz #3 Projects Due
July 14 Chapter 16-17 Quiz #4 Review Final Exam
July 21 Final Exam Chapters 10-17

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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