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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community
Ackerman, George M.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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

S2T 2011 DL

Faculty

Ackerman, George M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty/Criminal Justice Administration

Degrees/Certificates

Criminal Justice
JD/MBA/MS/Law, Business, CJ
Police Certification

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Anytime Online or Email For Appointment

Daytime Phone

(561) 371-2616

E-Mail

george.ackerman@park.edu

georgeackermanjd@aol.com

Semester Dates

3/14/11 to 5/8/11

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Clear & Cadora, Community Justice, 1st edition, Wadsworth, 2002 (paperback).  ISBN-10:  0534534090 ISBN: 13:  9780534534097 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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:
The course goals are to learn through lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the learner to conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of the information

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. 1. Explain the history and evolution of American policing, while examining the development of community-oriented government.
  2. 2. Analyze the future potential of the COPPS philosophy for the elements of the criminal justice system.
  3. 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:
Week 1 March 14 to March 20


Discussion Assignment

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 1 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – What are some of the reasons we should study community policing? CLO1

Please Note: If you're the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a Respond button. Otherwise, you will see others' postings below. Click on the + Expand All button to view all of the entries made by your fellow learners or click each one, one at a time.

Homework Assignment

Homework Assignment Paper - This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – What is meant by community policing? Explain how it differs from problem-solving policing and police-community relations. CLO1


WEEK 2 March 21 to March 27

 

Discussion Assignment

Discussion Topic - How would you describe your community? And what major changes have occurred in your community in the past five-ten years? CLO3

Please Note: If you're the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a Respond button. Otherwise, you will see others' postings below. Click on the + Expand All button to view all of the entries made by your fellow learners or click each one, one at a time.

Homework Assignment Paper

This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – What is the difference between Community Policing and Community Justice and give examples and opinions of each. CLO1


WEEK 3 March 28 to April 3


Discussion Assignment

Discussion Topic – How is the role of the victim changed in the philosophy of sanctioning?

Please Note: If you're the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a Respond button. Otherwise, you will see others' postings below. Click on the + Expand All button to view all of the entries made by your fellow learners or click each one, one at a time.

Homework Assignment Paper

This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – What are community courts and specialized courts and describe their movement? CLO1


WEEK 4 April 4 to April 10


Discussion Assignment

Discussion Topic – How do you feel about having a new prison built within your community?

Please Note: If you're the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a Respond button. Otherwise, you will see others' postings below. Click on the + Expand All button to view all of the entries made by your fellow learners or click each one, one at a time.

Homework Assignment Paper

This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – How does community justice change the traditional correctional functions?

WEEK 5 April 11 to April 17
Discussion Assignment

Discussion Topic – What is Community Justice and is it working? CLO3

Please Note: If you're the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a Respond button. Otherwise, you will see others' postings below. Click on the + Expand All button to view all of the entries made by your fellow learners or click each one, one at a time.

Homework Assignment Paper

This written assignment should be two pages. It should be to the point with support material. Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.

Paper Topic – Describe the Models of Community Justice and support which one is best. CLO3

WEEK 6 April 18 to April 24
Discussion Assignment

Discussion Topic – What do you think of CASES, is it working, why or why not? CLO2/CLO3

Please Note: If you're the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a Respond button. Otherwise, you will see others' postings below. Click on the + Expand All button to view all of the entries made by your fellow learners or click each one, one at a time.

WEEK 7 April 25 to May 1

Discussion Assignment

Place your response in WEEK 7 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – How does Community Justice look in the future? CLO2

Please Note: If you're the first to enter the Discussion, there will only be a Respond button. Otherwise, you will see others' postings below. Click on the + Expand All button to view all of the entries made by your fellow learners or click each one, one at a time.

WEEK 8 May 2 to May 5, 2011

Proctored Final EXAM CLO1,CLO2,CLO3

Be sure to study the Exam-Tips given in Week Five


All deadlines are Sunday night, 10:59 pm eastern time zone.



Grading:
We have 6 assignments due each worth 45 pts.

We have a discussion each week (weeks 1 to 7) each worth 75 pts.

Finally we have a final exam during week 8 worth 250 pts.

 
Total possible pts 1000

Late Submission of Course Materials:

All absences, regardless of reasons, are considered in applying the college’s attendance policy. However, absences may be classified as excused or unexcused for purposes of allowing make-up work. (Late points are still deducted but this does guarantee the late work will be accepted unless one of the reasons below exists).

With appropriate documentation, the following absences may be classified as excused for permitting make up work for missed deadlines:

Emergency medical treatment for self or immediate family may be considered as an excused absence with appropriate written documentation from the health care facility

Unavoidable jury duty may be considered an excused absence with appropriate written documentation

Employment related training or special assignments may be considered an excused absence with appropriate written documentation

Military reserve or active duty obligations may be considered excused with appropriate written documentation

Students must maintain a clear channel of communication with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This course is offered online using the eCollege online classroom management platform, which allows you to participate at any time, and from any location. Because of this flexibility, it is important to plan your time carefully.

You are expected to sign in to the class (your "virtual classroom") and participate in discussions and other activities at least four times per week (or about every other day). You should expect to spend a minimum of 5 - 6 hours per class week online -- the same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom so please plan your daily/weekly activities accordingly. You will be sending and receiving Email, performing online research, participating in Web explorations and "tours," and interacting socially and professionally with your classmates.



Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
DUE DATES WEEKLY
 

Week One March 14 to March 20
Week Two March 21 to March 27
Week Three March 28 to April 3
Week Four April 4 to April 10
Week Five  April 11 to April 17
Week Six April 18 to April 24
Week Seven April 25 to May 1
Week Eight   May 2 to May 5, 2011

All deadlines are Sunday night, 10:59 pm eastern time zone.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Also see www.citationmachine.net for help as well as under the doc sharing tab in our course.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 .

Additional Information:

When composing and sending an Email
to me please identify yourself
fully by name and classnumber (e.g. PDL750 DL) in the subject line of the email. I will
check my Email and the conference area frequently. I will usually respond to
course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously
that I will be unavailable). When files are sent attached to an email, the
files MUST be in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf file formats only), RTF,
ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats. Scanned documents or paper copies will not
[normally] be accepted.

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Last Updated:3/4/2011 6:33:08 PM