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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community
Granger-Fenger, Gina


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

U1J 2011 IN

Faculty

Granger-Fenger, Gina

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

AA Santa Rosa Junior College
BS UMKC-Kansas City: Double Major Psychology /Sociology
Masters Education, K-State University

Office Location

Indep -  Campus

Office Hours

5:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.

Daytime Phone

816.896.5617 cell

Other Phone

816/587-5091 Home (there is no answering machine)

E-Mail

Gina.GrangerFenger@park.edu

gdfenger3@juno.com

Semester Dates

June 6th thru July 26th, 2011

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Clear, Todd R, Hamilton, Jr., and Cadora, Eric. (2011) Community Justice, Routledge.  ISBN: 978-0-415-78027-8
 
Supplemental readings and handouts will be provided or suggested by instructor.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Community Resources
Community Organizations
Job Experiences
Volunteer Organizations
New Paper Articles
McAfee Memorial Library
Kansas City Police Department
State of Missouri Probation and Parole

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/.

http://www.supremecourtsus.gov
http://www.innocenceprojects.org
http://www.foiadvocates.com/links
http://www.dea.gov
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs
http://www.lawresearch.com/vz/cusdoj.htm

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 adjunct instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, class dialogues, examinations, videos, web sites, and required term paper, and one paper- Ten Questions. The instructor's will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues as it relates to the criminal justice field, our society, and our communities. The class room environment will foster the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the students conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of community justice and community policing.

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. Develop an understanding of how government and private programs affect the administration of criminal justice in the community.
  2. Examine the value in community-criminal justice partenships in moving high-impact communities towards viabilty.
  3. Developing an understanding how each student can impact their own communities by becoming aware and active in the fight against crime.
Core Assessment:


  • Class participation, quizzes & exams


  • Exams


  • Papers, presentations, group &/or individual activities with written assignments (see CJ205)

Class Assessment:

Assessment of learning will be through 1 mid-term test, 1 final test, 2 in class quizzes, in class exercises, 1 term paper, 10 Questions paper, and 1 community project.
 
One Community Service Project =200 pts.            
One mid-term                                        = 100 pts  
One final                                                = 130 pts
One term-paper                                     = 200 pts
Class Participation                                 =  80 pts
Two in class quizzes                              =  90 pts
Ten Questions Paper                             = 100 pts
                                                  Total   = 900 pts.
 
Ten Questions Paper for each question students will write 1 to 2 paragraphs giving their honest and heart felt answers. On term-paper 10-12  pages using APA style and should include cover sheet, and bibliography pages. Instructor must approve student's term paper topic. Topic must be pertaining to class subject matter.
 
In computing grades, I reserve the right to make adjustments in determining grades on papers, and community project. All assignments will be graded on being handed in on time, whether instructions were followed and if student showed critical thinking when exploring ideas expressed in papers or project.
 
Community Project will be arranged by the instructor at Kansas City Missouri Metro Police Department. More details will be available during the first night of class.
 
 
 
 
 
                      

Grading:

A = 100 - 90%
B =   89 - 80 %
C =   79 - 70%
D =   69 - 60%
F =   59% or less
 
Again, 20 points will be deducted for each day a paper or project assignment is not turned in on time. 5 points will be deducted for each day a quiz is not turned on time. Again, as stated above in computing grades, I reserve the right to make adjustments in determining grades on papers, and community project. All assignments will be graded on being handed in on time, whether instructions were followed and if student showed critical thinking when exploring ideas expressed in paper.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Again, 20 points will be deducted for each day a paper or project assignment is not turned in on time. 5 points will be deducted for each day a quiz is not turned on time. Student must notify instructor by phone or email before class if a paper or project is going to late. If students miss class they are responsible for making up their assignments and getting them turned in on time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  1. Arrive to class on time and only leave when class is over.
  2. Come to class prepared by having read chapters, completed assignments, papers, and project(s) on time.
  3. It is expected that members of the class will treat each other with respect and dignity.
  4. Listen to others and be respectful of others opinions, views, cultures, and lifestyles.
  5. Don't cheat, do your own work and be proud of the contribution you bring to the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

June 6th (week 1) Come to class having read chapter 1. Ten Questions handed out - due June 13th. Instructor handouts and video.  Class discussion.
 
June 13  (week 2) Come to class having reading chapter 2. Turn in Ten Questions. Topic for term paper must be approved by instructor.  Instructor handouts and video.  Class discussion.
 
June 20th (week 3) Come to class having read chapter 3. Instructor handouts and video.  Class discussion.  Review for mid-term.  Quiz 1.
 
June 27th (week 4) Come to class and take mid-term.  You can not miss taking the mid-term. Make sure you have selected the day/evening time for your community project with Kansas City Police Department
 
July 4 (week 5) no class.  Each student will have week 5 to complete their community project with Kansas City Police Department. Project includes paper and class presentation on week 6.  There will be no expectation to this deadline date.
 
July 11 (week 6) Come to class having read chapter 4.  Give class presentation on community project and turn in paper for project.  Instructor handouts and video.  Class discussion.
 
July 18th (week 7) Come to class having read chapter 5.  Turn in Term Paper and give 10 minute class presentation. Instructor handouts and video.  Class discussion. Review for final.  Quiz 2.
 
July 25th (week 8) Come to class and take final.

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.

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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