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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community
DeAngelis, George A.


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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 & the Community

Semester

F1B 2008 BL

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

george.deangelis@park.edu

Office Hours

contact 915-240-7694

Daytime Phone

915-240-7694

E-Mail

george.deangelis@pirate.park.edu

geoangel2000@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://http://parkonline.org

Semester Dates

08/05/2008 to 09/25/2008

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

The Police and the Community by Carter, David

7th Edition, 2002

Prentic Hall

ISBN 0-13-041063-2

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Course Description:
CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community: 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:

Your instructor's educational philosophy is based upon lectures, examinations, research from web sites, writings from outside sources and dialog with students. Assignments are intended to encourage a thoughtful exploration of ideas and application of information provided during the course. Contradictory thoughts are encouraged as part of the learning process.

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. Understanding the important role ethics plays in the criminal justice system.
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 valued at 20% of the total grade. In addition, there will be a mid-term and final examination valued at 25% each. Additionally, each student will be required to complete a core course project valued at 20%. Detail information concerning the project will be discussed in class. Attendance and participation will factor 10% of the total grade. Additional class work may also be assigned during the term as per the discretion of the facilitator.

Grading:
The grading scale is as follows: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.

Mid Term Exam 25%

Final Exam  25%

Course Core Project 20%

Four Quizzes  20%

Participation & Attend  10%

Each student is responsible for:

Completing weekly reading assignments

Completing core course project

Completing 4 quizzes

Completing a proctored mid-term and final examination

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be penalized 5 points ( lowered one letter grade for each class session it is late)

Quizzes missed due to absence or tardiness will  not be made up regardless of excuse

Examination missed as a result of excused absence can be rescheduled within one week after the regularly scheduled exam date

Examination missed as a result of unexcused absence will be recorded as an "F"

There will be no examination retakes

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
First and foremost, this is not an on-line class. 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 critical. Continued tardiness of 30 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 will miss important information about the class format, syllabus, text, exams, and project. This information will not be repeated due to limited class time. However, it will be their responsibility to become familiar with this information. Students who are disruptive, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student, guest, or faculty will be removed from the class. Rude conducts towards the instructor includes doing homework, reading a book (other than the text) or newspaper, sleeping, or continuously leaving class to answer cell phone. 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:

Aug.05   (Week#1)
Course Orientation, Chapter 1 The Foundation, Assign Required Reading: Policing the Future
Aug.07
Chapter 2 Concept of Community Alliance, Video Presentation
 
Aug.12.  (Week#2)
Chapter 3 Community Policing
Aug.14
Chapter 4 Ethics and the Police Quiz #1 Video Presentation
 
Aug.19  (Week#3)
Chapter 5 The Role Dilemma of the Police
Aug.21
The Role and Responsibility of Police in Society
 
Aug.26  (Week#4)
Chapter 7 Police Discretion
Aug.28
Chapter 7 Police Discretion, Quiz #2, Review for MT Exam
 
Sept.02  (Week#5) 
MT Exam Chapters 1-7 (Multiple Choice & Essay Questions)
Sept.04
Chapter 8 Violence & Collective Behavior in Society
 
Sept.09  (Week#6)
Chapter 9 Police & Complaints: Early Warning Systems
Sept.11
Chapter 10 Implementing Community Policing
 
Sept.16  (Week#7) 
Chapter 12 Diversion and Community Courts Quiz #3
Sept. 18
Chapter 13 Intro to Community Based Corrections Papers Due
 
Sept.23  (Week#8)
Chapter 14 Future of Community Policing, Quiz #4, Review for Final Exam
Sept.24
Final Exam Chapters 8-10-12-14 (Multiple Choice & Essay Questions)
 
 
 

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

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 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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