CJ220 Criminal Justice & the Community

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community


U1J 2010 IN


Judge Vernon E. Scoville, III


Senior Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice


J.D. University of Missouri - Kansas City  Law
B.A. University of Missouri - Kansas City  Political Science
A.A. Metropolitan Community College - Lee's Summitt  General Studies

Office Location

Park University -  Independence Campus - 220 S. 291 Hwy, Independence, MO 64057-1045

Office Hours

5:15 PM to 10:00 PM durring Class days

Daytime Phone

(816) 881-4606

Other Phone

(816) 516-4633  Mobil



scoville@courts.mo.gov   (preferred)

Web Page


Semester Dates

June 7, 2010  -  Aug 1, 2010

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM


As listed in the Park Undergraduate Catalog

Credit Hours



Miller, Hess and Orthmann, Community Policing, Partnerships for Problem Solving, Sixth Edition, Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2011
ISBN-13 978-1-4354-8868-7
ISBN-10: 1-4354-8868-7

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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:
This Professor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogs, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The Professor will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.  All students opinions will be respected.

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:

Students will be assessed based on the following:
1.  Examinations - Tests may include any of the following: multiple choice, matching, short identification or definition, fill-in-the-blank, true or false, and short or long essay questions.  The final examination will be comprehensive.  You are responsible for lecture materials and handouts not included in the text.  Make-up examinations will be given only in situations of extreme emergencies; in any event they must be taken before the following class period.
2.  Extra credit - No extra credit will be assigned. Special projects for extra credit must be discussed with the professor.
3.  Attendance - Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.  Attendance will be checked at each class meeting.
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
A     200-180
B     179-160
C     159-140
D     139-120
F      119-0


 The final course grade will be determined using the following scale.
Mid-Term Examination:                      Chapters 1 thru 6                             100 points
Final Examination:                              Chapters 1 thru 14                           100 points
The Professor reserves the right to grant up to 10 points for extra-ordinary participation in class.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of course requirements will only be received with prior approval of the Professor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The topic of Criminal Justice and the Community is one that requires the discussion of social issues.  Some are controversial.  Each student shall respect the views of others and should feel free to express their opinions in a professional manner.
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and should be prepared to discuss the material in class and during field classes.  If I feel the class is not prepared for discussion of the reading assignments, I reserve the right to change the total number of points to be awarded and to add unannounced quizzes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Dates                   Class Activities                             Assignments                                Examinations
June 7, 2010                  Evolution of Community Policing   Chapter One
                                      Inside Police Agencies                  Chapter Two
June 14, 2010                Involving the Community               Chapter Three
                                      Proactive Policing                         Chapter Four
June 21, 2010                Implementing Community Policing  Chapter Five
                                      Communicating with Diverse Populations  Chapter Six
June 28, 2010                Mid-term Examination                     Chapters 1 thru 6                    Midterm
                                      Building Partnerships                       Chapter Seven
                                      Partnerships with the Media              Chapter Eight
July 5, 2010                    Crime Prevention Experiments         Chapter Nine
                                       Safe Neighborhood                         Chapter Ten
July 12, 2010                  Policing and Drugs                           Chapter Eleven
                                       Focus on Youth                               Chapter Twelve
July 19, 2010                  Challenge of Gangs                          Chapter Thirteen
                                       Preventing Violence                         Chapter Fourteen
July 26, 2010                  Final Examination                            Chapters 1 thru 14                 Final Exam
                                       Terrorism                                        Chapter Fifteen 
                                       Look to the Future                          Chapter Sixteen

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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