CJ220 Criminal Justice & the Community

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community


S2B 2010 BL


DeAngelis, George A.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Administration
Master of Science Administration of Justice and Security
Master of Arts Management

Office Location


Office Hours

contact 915-252-3323

Daytime Phone





Web Page


Semester Dates

26 March-May 14, 2010

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours



Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving, 6th Edition

L. Miller, K. Hess, and C. Orthmann,

ISBN-10: 1435488687   ISBN-13:9781435488686

Wadsworth, 2011

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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. Students are expected to ask questions about something they do not know.

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.

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 assignment valued at 20%. Detail information concerning this assignment 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.


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%

Core Assignment 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 unexcused absence or tardiness can  not be made up

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 core assessment assignment. This information will not be repeated due to limited class time. However, it will be your 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 disruptive chattering, 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. Submitting the same work (presumably your work) for two different assignments is not plagiarism but it is considered unethical, even if the two assignments were completed for different classes. If it is discovered that a paper or other assignment was previously prepared for another course, or learning institution, it is an academic impropriety and will result in a "0" grade. Computer technologies make writing and revising easier. However, students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Problems can occur such as printers running out of ink and hard drives crashing.  Nevertheless students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of these issues.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

March 26 Course Orientation and Chapter 1 Evolution of

               Community Policing

April 02    Chapter 2 Inside Police Agencies: Understanding

                 Mission & Culture

                 Chapter 3 Understanding & Involving the Community

April 09   Chapter 4 Problem Solving: Proactive Policing Quiz #1

                Chapter 5 Implementing Community Policing

April 16   Chapter 6 Communicating with a Diverse Population

                Quiz #2

                Chapter 7 Building Partnerships: A Cornerstone of

                Community Policing

                Chapter 8 Forming Partnerships with the Media

April 23   MT Exam Chapters 1-8

                Chapter 10 Safe Neighborhoods & Communities: From

                Traffic Problems to Crime 

                Video Presentation

April 30   Chapter 11 Community Policing & Drugs       Quiz #3

                Chapter 12 Bringing Youths into Community Policing

                Chapter 13 The Challenge of Gangs: Controlling their

                Destructive Force

May 07   Chapter 14 Understanding & Preventing Violence

               Quiz #4

               Chapter 15 Understanding & Preventing Terrorism

               Chapter 16 What Research Tells Us and a Look to the


               Research Papers Due

May 14   Final Exam Chapters 10-16

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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