CJ 233 Introduction to Security
F2B 2009 BL
Chandler, David D.
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Ft. Bliss, TX - Park Campus
Monday/Wednesday 7:15 - 7:40 PM
October 19 - December 13 2009
7:40 - 10:10 PM
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Educational Philosophy: 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 CJ 233, all students will complete a consolidated essay which examines the following seven basic topical issues relating to the study of Introduction to Security:
The essay should provide complete and equitable treatment of all seven topical areas, but the issues and researched material should be integrated to provide a consolidated examination of the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. The essay should contain the following technical components:
Written in APA or MLA Style
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
This is an applied security research project focusing on individuals in their communities. Students will design and report on a project which applies crime prevention and threat mitigation strategies in a practical community environment. Using a real organized community service structure, students will focus on non-governmental security's role in crime and threats to the environment, crime prevention, and fire prevention and safety.
Focus on: Private security's role in threats to the environment, crime prevention, fire prevention, and safety. Identify a Target Environment. Research potential and actual security/crime problem sets. Develop strategies for designing security/crime prevention programming in the Target Environment, e.g. self-help skills, community education, training, plans, education, and services geared towards mitigating risk (harm).
Students will complete the project in three phases, with one component due each of Weeks 2, 4, and 6.
Each two-week period, you will work on one phase of the project. The text for each phase should be between 400-500 words, not counting reference pages, appendices, surveys, illustrations, etc. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used and you know how to apply them. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must correctly use APA or MLA format in source citation both in the body of your text and in the references.
WEEK 2 (Phase 1) - Identify Target Environment (TE), Problem, and Literature Review: Identify a REAL community or organizational environment, and a security or crime problem within this TE. Identify and discuss the problem, e.g., describe the problem in the ABC neighborhood, or the XYZ organization. Who is affected? Are there conflicting perspectives in the TE about the extent of the problem? If so, explain them. Any other relevant situational issues (historical, social, cultural, economic, political). Establish the extent of the problem you wish to prevent. If statistics are available related to the particular crime or problem, include them here. Once the problem is identified, develop a literature review which discusses how to prevent the crime or solve the security problem. Report on the academic literature which informs on security/crime prevention programs related to the problem identified in the TE. Report on which programs have been successful, and which have not been successful. Use PRIMARY (interviews, agency documents, observations, and the course text) and OTHER (books and/or referred journal articles). A minimum of FIVE (5) resources is expected. Any resource listed in your Reference section should have a corresponding in-text citation.
WEEK 4 (Phase 2) - Risk Assessment/Security Survey: Conduct a quantifiable security risk assessment and survey of the TE, and provide a narrative report of your findings. Sample risk assessment and security survey methodologies and instruments are provided in your textbook and will be available during the course.
WEEK 6 (Phase 3) - Design Security or Crime Prevention Solution: Design a solution which will reduce the occurrence and risk of the problem you identified in literature review and risk assessment/survey in the TE. Use the TE’s geography, institutions, resources, and potentialities as a framework for your solution. Use resources provided by class material, lectures, course texts, and your own independent research. Demonstrate how your solution activates organizational and/or community engagement, consultations, and partnerships. Justify the design of your solution through academic literature which supports your approach. Include an evaluation program – show how you intend to measure the successes and failures of your solution.
Your Security/Crime Prevention Project elements will be assessed using the following rubric:
Target Environment (TE) and Problem Identification (20%)
Literature Review (20%)
Risk Assessment/Security Survey (20%)
Design Security/Crime Prevention Solution (20%)
Structural Components (20%)
Core Assessment Assignment
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