CJ220 Criminal Justice & the Community

for S2H 2009

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community


S2H 2009 BU


Payne, William Bradley


Adjunct Instructor


M.A. Management
M.A. Human Resources Development
B.S. Criminal Justice Administration

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





Semester Dates

March 23, 2009 - May 17, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

1935 to 2205

Credit Hours


Miller & Hess. Community Policing, Partnerships for Problem Solving, 5th edition. Thompson/Wadsworth, 2008.

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Additional Resources:
News articles, Criminal Justice/American Bar Association, section of Criminal Justice, Labor Law Journal, Law Enforcement News, Police and American Police Beat.

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Course Description:
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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on class discussions, group activity projects, lectures, videos, readings, writings and examinations. The emphasis will be to challenge the adult leaner to engage and explore a myriad of ideas and issues confronting the modern criminal justice system, and to provide the leaner with a thorough understanding of the changing role of the law enforcement officer and the traditional police/correctional/ court organizations into a community / criminal justice collaboration and partnerships.

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. Define what a mission statement is.
  2. Discuss the impact community policing has had on the American court system
  3. Discuss the four stages of the problem-solving, SARA Model.
  4. Discuss how community policing has impacted the correctional system.
  5. Discuss how probation & parole efforts affect the community and the criminal justice system.
  6. Discuss the three eras of policing.
  7. Discuss why partnerships with the media are critical.
Core Assessment:

  • Class participation, quizzes & exams

  • Exams

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

Class Assessment:

Each student is responsible for reading all chapter assignments prior to class in which the topic will be discussed. Chapter assignments are indicated on the schedule below.
Each student is required to bring one current news article to class, each session, relating to the scheduled class topic.
A research paper that is typewritten, will be orally presented by each student on an assigned subject matter relating to the course. A.P.A. format will be used by students. Additional information regarding the paper will be presented the first day of class.
Unannounced group activities with written assignments will be part of some classes. Group activities will be based on scheduled class topics.
The presentation of the research paper, discussion of news articles, class discussions and group activities will form the basis for the class participation grade.


Mid-Term Exam 30% 
Final Exam 30%  
Research Paper 30%
Class Participation 10%
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Only with prior approval of the instructor. Research papers submitted beyond the due date will be lowered one letter grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons (e.g., illness, TAD, etc.) are excusable. However, the student will make up the missed classes through an appropriate assignment. Two unexcused absences are considered excessive. Students are expected to participate in class discussions and that class participation will comprise a portion of the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
3/23   Chap 1    The Evolution of Community Policing
3/25   Chap 2    Inside Police Agencies: Mission & Culture
3/30   Chap 3    Understanding & Involving the Community
4/01   Chap 4    Problem Solving: Proactive Policing
4/06   Chap 5    Implementing Community Policing
4/08   Chap 6    Communicating with a Diverse Population 
4/08   Chap 7    Building Partnerships: Getting Courts and Corrections Involved 
4/13   FIELD RESEARCH: Municipal Court Observation
4/15   Chap 8    Forming Partnerships with the Media
4/22   Chap 9    Early Experiments in Crime Prevention
4/27   Chap 10  Safe Neighborhoods & Communities
4/29   Chap 11  Community Policing and Drugs
5/04   Chap 12   Bringing Youths into Community Policing. The Community Role of Probation & Parole
5/04   Chap 13   The Challege of Gangs
5/06   Chap 14   Understand & Prevent Violence
5/06   Chap 15   Understand & Prevent Terrorism

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Neither Park University nor the instructor tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, research papers, or other course assignments. Any such activity will result in a failing grade for the course and possible expulsion from the University.

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 2008-2009 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 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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