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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community
Battle, Tony


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

S1T 2011 DL

Faculty

Battle, Tony

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Science Degree, Criminal Justice Administration
Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

10:00AM to 4:00PM Central Standard Time (CST)

Daytime Phone

520-533-0653

Other Phone

520-249-5042

E-Mail

Tony.Battle@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 10, 2011 to March 06, 2011

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Title:        Community Justice, 2003 Edition
 
Author:    Todd R. Clear -- John Jay College of Criminal Justice
                 Eric Cadora -- Open Society Institute 
 
ISBN 10:  0534534090
 
ISBN 13:  9780534534097
 
Publisher: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 2004

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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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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:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I believe in engaging each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

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:

Readings, Lecture, and Power Point Presentations: The entire textbook and all lecture material must be read for this class. In addition, Power Point presentations will provide an overlap of material and comments related to the course. Assignments are indicated on the weekly schedule and syllabus. Students are responsible for reading the assignments prior to the class in which the topic will be discussed.
 
Discussion: Students are expected to participate in discussions and to read the lectures. Class participation is considered a major component of this course. While a student will be marked as "Present" merely by logging in the course, this does not constitute class participation. It is expected that students will actively participate in the weekly Discussion Threads with thoughful and thought-provoking responses. Each week there will be discussion questions posed for comment by each student. You must meaningfully respond to the responses of your class mates. Also, when posting Discussion Threads, as well as when responding to your classmates, you must support your arguments with properly documented sources, using APA 6th Edition format. Refer to the Help & Resources link in the courseroom.
 
Your first Discussion posting is to be posted no later than Wednesday (11:59PM CST) of each week. Your responses to at least two of your fellow learners must be posted no later than Friday (11:59PM CST) of the same week. Your Discussion postings must consist of no less than 200 words MINIMUM. Each meaningful response must consist of no less than 150 words MINIMUM. A "meaningful response" is a substantive response that goes beyond simply agreeing or disagreeing. Meaningful responses provoke further analysis, evaluation, and critique of the ideas and concepts being discussed.
 
Exam: There will be a proctored final exam during Week 8. A Study Guide or Exam Tips will be posted during Week 5.
 
Homework Papers/Assignments: There are 5 written assignments. These are short APA (6th ed.) formatted Homework Papers of no less than 1000 words each. The title page and reference page(s) are not to be included in the word count. They must be submitted to the "Dropbox" during that scheduled week. They must be supported with the course textbook, and scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles which can be located in the numerous Park University Library databases. No other source references will be accepted. Be sure to list your sources on a separate reference page.
 
 
 
 

Grading:

Course Grading Scale - By Assignments
 
Homework Paper: 45 points....Due Sunday Week 1
 
Homework Paper: 45 points....Due Sunday Week 2
 
Homework Paper: 45 points....Due Sunday Week 3
 
Homework Paper: 45 points....Due Sunday Week 4
 
Homework Paper: 45 points....Due Sunday Week 5
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 1
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 2
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 3
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 4
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 5
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 5
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 6
 
Discussion Question: 75 points....Due Wednesday Week 7
 
Final Exam: 250 points....Due Week 8
 
Grade Scale
 
A = 90 - 100% (or 900 points or higher)
B = 80 - 89% (or 800 to 899 points)
C = 70 - 79% (or 700 to 799 points)
D = 60 - 69% (or 600 to 699 points)
F = < 60% (599 or fewer points)
 
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

All course assignments must be submitted to the Professor in accordance with the dates specified in the syllabus. A 10% "late penalty" will be assessed for any assignment which is tardy. Exceptions to this policy will be made on a strict case-by-case basis if the student contacts the instructor prior to the due date an requests an extension. A request for an extension does not guarantee one will be given. As adult learners, you are expected to appropriately manage your time in order to complete and submit your assignments when they are due.
 
Per Park University policy, any student who does not complete the proctored final exam prior to the end of Week 8 of the term must be assigned a final course grade of "F." 
 

Finding a Proctor - You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor. Please refer to the Help and Resources page (http://captain.park.edu/cd/oshr/Pages/proctor.aspx) to review the requirements for locating a proctor and the procedure for completing a Proctor Request Form. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Park provides access to the proctor request form during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, accepted and approved by the course instructor, by the 6th week of the term. Approval of non-Park proctors is at the sole discretion of the online instructor. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Students are to adhere to online etiquette. In this class we encourage and require discussion and debate; however it should be done in a courteous and professional way. No bad language or rudeness will be tolerated.
Netiquette Information: Working online brings with it the new world of "online etiquette" - usually referred to as "netiquette." To find out issues involving online writings and postings please go to the Core Rules of Netiquette. (http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html)

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Week 1
 

Objectives

              To understand the meaning of “What Is Community”

              Examine how neighborhoods affect community life

              To define what is meant by Community –Oriented Strategies in criminal justice

              To examine the Justice function of the police, courts, and corrections

Check List

              Read Chapter 1 and lecture CLO1

              Review Power Point presentations: Week One and Police Discretion CLO1

              Submit your introduction in Introduction Thread

              Review syllabus, and assignment schedule

              Respond to the questions in discussion area

              Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 1 Discussion Thread

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

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
 

Objectives

  • Examine Community Policing and its history
  •  Look at the police as a symbol of modern culture  
  •  Examine the police as a function of the legal system and as a power in society 
  • Learn Problem-Oriented Strategies Examine Community Policing and Community Justice

Check List

  • Read Chapter 2 and lecture CLO1/CLO2
  • Review Power Point presentations: Week 2 and Community Policing CL01
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 2 Discussion Thread

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

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
 

Objectives

  • To examine the two function of Criminal Courts
  • To describe how the courts work today
  • To examine the victims of crime
  • To show the historical look at Community Courts
  • Examine Specialized Communities and their Courts

Check List

  • Read Chapter 3 and lecture
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 3

Discussion Topic – What do you think of plea bargaining in our court systems?

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

Paper Topic – What are community courts and specialized courts and describe their movement?
 
Week 4
 

Objectives

  • To describe the themes in traditional correctional services
  • To describe the themes in correctional community justice
  • To illustrate how community justice changes
  • To describe community justice relationships to the police, jail, prison, parole and restoration

Check List

  •   Read Chapter 4 and lecture
  •  Review Power Point presentation: Image of Criminal Justice
  •  Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  •  Respond to the questions in discussion area
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper)

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 4 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – Do you feel we have adequate correctional services, why or why not, and support?

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 federal and state prison, plus the difference between jail and prison?
 
Week 5
 

Objectives

  • Learn the essential of community justice
  • To describe the four prototypes of community justice programs
  • To examine which community justice model is best
  • To examine issues in community justice
  •  Look at the future of community justice

Check List

  • Read Chapter 5 and lecture CLO1/CLO2
  • Review Power Point presentation: Professionalism CLO1
  • Review exam tips
  •  Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  •  Respond to the questions in discussion area

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 5 Discussion Thread

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

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
 

Objectives

  • To compare and contrast community justice as a strategy and how CASES makes it work
  • To describe partnership development
  • To describe information analysis
  •  To examine resource leveraging

Check List    

  •  Read appendix and lecture CLO3
  •   Review Power Point presentation: Ethics in Criminal Justice CLO3
  •  Make sure all weekly assignments are completed
  •  Respond to the questions in discussion area

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 7 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – What do you think of CASES, is it working, why or why not? CLO2/CLO3
 
Week 7
 

Objectives

Check List

  •                 Read lecture
  •                 Respond to the questions in discussion area

Discussion Assignment - Place your response in WEEK 7 Discussion Thread

Discussion Topic – How does Community Justice look in the future? CLO2
 
Week 8
 

Proctored Final EXAM CLO1, CLO2, CLO3

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

 

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

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 .

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Core Learning Outcomes (you will see these marked in the various course assignments)


           

                   
  1. Explain the history and evolution of American policing, while examining the development of community-oriented government. CLO1

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  3. Analyze the future potential of the COPPS philosophy for the elements of the criminal justice system. CLO2

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  5. 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. CLO3

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