CJ 300 Agency Administration
FA 2009 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 416-F
Monday and Wednesday (10:30am-1:30pm), or by appointment
August 17 - December 11, 2009
3:00pm - 4:15pm
CJ100 and either CJ231, CJ232, or CJ233
Textbook: REQUIRED TEXT:
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, 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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This intermediate course examines management models, administrative techniques and patterns or organizational structure characteristic of criminal justice agencies. PREREQUISITES: CJ 100and either CJ 231, CJ 232, or CJ 233.
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
For CJ300, the student will analyze and report on a section/bureau/division in a criminal justice agency. The focus of the analysis is to examine the manner in which the section/bureau/division influences agency operations. Examples include Human Resources Section, Records Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Internal Affairs and/or Professional Standards, Labor Relations Office, Budget Section for the ABC County Sheriff’s Office or the DEF Juvenile Detention Center.
The purposes in conducting and writing this study are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, solve problems effectively, present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this project, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight pages typewritten or computer-generated, not counting the cover page, reference pages, appendices. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in the section of the agency you study and that you know how to apply these concepts. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must correctly use APA format in source citation both in the body of the paper and in the reference page.
You will present your paper in class in a manner selected by the instructor for your course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
A 900 points and above
B 800-899 points
C 700-799 points
D 600-699 points
F (Failure) 599 points and below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
MAKEUP POLICY: Students who fail to complete the scheduled assessments will receive a grade of 0 (F) for the assessment item. Students involved in a University-sanctioned event (e.g., sports competition) or experiencing some type of EMERGENCY (e.g., personal illness, car accident, family issue, etc.), which will impact their ability to complete assessments, must personally contact the instructor BEFORE the schedule assessment, or as soon as possible afterwards if an emergency. A makeup for the assessment MAY be offered on a case-by-case basis, subject to written documentation from the student substantiating the University activity (e.g., team schedule, correspondence from coach) or EMERGENCY (e.g., medical note, police report, etc.) and notice from the student. THE INSTRUCTOR HAS NO OBLIGATION TO OFFER A MAKEUP FOR ANY ASSESSMENT ITEM.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
PLEASE silence all beepers, cell phones, wireless communication devices, electronics, etc. while in class.
If a cell phone must be used during class (including text messaging), please do 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, text messaging, instant messaging, “web-surfing,” listening to music, watching videos, and other non-course-related computer 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 devices, etc.).
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.
Week 1 – August 17, 19
Week 2 – August 24, 26
Week 3 – August 31, September 2
Week 4 – September 9
Week 5 – September 14, 16
Week 6 – September 21, 23
Week 7 – September 28, 30
Week 8 – October 5, 7
***NO CLASSES OCTOBER 12 - 18 – FALL BREAK***
Week 9 – October 19, 21
Week 10 – October 26, 28
Week 11 – November 2, 4
Week 12 – November 9
Week 13 – November 16, 18
Week 14 – November 23, 25
Week 15 – November 30, December 2
Week 16 – December 7
· Final Examination (Weeks 8 through 15) – Monday, December 7, 3:15 pm-5:15 pm
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 87All 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 be fully investigated and may result in course failure.
Using other's words and ideas without proper quotations and citations is a violation of Park University's Academic Honesty Policy. The instructor takes this seriously and reports all violations to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and/or the College for Distance Learning. Generally, for the first time, a student receives a grade of zero (F) for the assignment and a warning. A second instance will result in failing the course.
I can't say this any clearer: Students who cut and paste text from an online source into assignments (including online discussions), and do not use quotation marks, in-text, and end citations, are plagiarizing, and violating the Academic Honesty Policy.
All students are advised to review the policy detailed in the Course Syllabus, and on pp. 92-93 of the 2009-2010 academic catalog.
PLEASE REVIEW AND CHECK YOUR ASSIGNMENTS CLOSELY TO BE SURE YOU ARE NOT PLAGIARIZING.
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92All 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95The instrucor is required to take attendance. If you are not in class, your absence will be recorded as UNEXCUSED (U). If you request an EXCUSED (E) absence, please contact the instructor via telephone or e-mail with the reason for the request. There are no grade points for class attendance. While there are no grade penalties for missing class, continued absences will likely affect the student's ability to succesfully complete scheduled and unscheduled course assessments. Students who anticipate being absent regularly or for an extended period (e.g., illness, family emergency, business travel, etc.) are encouraged to contact the instructor to discuss alternatives.
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 .Please notify the instructor during the first week of class, or as soon as practicable, about any issue affecting your ability to fully participate in class activities.
Last Updated:8/3/2009 5:22:47 PM