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CJ 233 Introduction to Security
DeAngelis, George A.


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.

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Course

CJ 233 Introduction to Security

Semester

F2B 2010 BL

Faculty

DeAngelis, George A.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

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

Office Location

george.deangelis@park.edu

Office Hours

contact 915-252-3323

Daytime Phone

915.252.3323

E-Mail

george.deangelis@park.edu

deangelis.george@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://www.parkonline.org

Semester Dates

18 October/December 12, 2010

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Introduction to Security by Fischer, Robert & Halibozek, Edward
8th Edition, Butterworth Heinemann, ISBN 978-0-7506-8432

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Course Description:
CJ233 Introduction to Security: This course covers the basic principles of security and loss prevention that is common and fundamental to all areas of protection of personal property from historical and modern day points of view. Topics of discussion will include: the security industry, the threat environment, risk analysis, fundamentals of physical security, safety, and accident prevention, and common security problems. 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 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. Show an understanding of the history of security, crime prevention and early law enforcement.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
  3. Evaluate the purpose of risk assessment.
  4. Illustrate security's role in fire prevention and safety, crime and threats to the environment, and crime prevention.
  5. Explain the legal aspects of private security.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the USA Patriot ACT
  2. Explain the differences between public and private policing
  3. Outline the importance of ethics in security
Core Assessment:

For CJ 233, all students will complete a consolidated essay which examines the following seven basic topical issues relating to the study of Introduction to Security:

  1. What events in medieval England brought about the creation and use of private night watches and patrols?
  2. What are the steps involved in a good risk-management program?
  3. What should be the role of security in preventing crime?
  4. What should be the role of security in preventing fire?
  5. Why is a practical knowledge of the law important to the security officer and the security manager?
  6. What is the Occupational Safety and Health Act and what effect has it had on organizational safety operations?
  7. How has federal labor legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1990 impacted the security industry?

The essay should provide complete and equitable treatment of all seven topical areas, but the issues and researched material should be integrated to provide a consolidated examination of the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. The essay should contain the following technical components:

  1. A cover or title page
  2. A body of text, 6-8 typed, double-spaced pages (1,500 to 2,000 words) in length
  3. A reference page containing a minimum of 8 course-external resources

Written in APA or MLA Style 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

There will be two quizzes collectively valued at 10% 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 research paper valued at 20%. Detail information concerning the paper will be discussed in class. Four "security scenarios" will be assigned valued at 12% collectively. Information about the scenarios will be discussed the first class of the new term. Participation will factor 8% of the total grade. Additional class work may also be assigned during the term as per the discretion of the facilitator. Example: Students who are absent will be required to submit an outline and a 300 word summary for each of the chapters covered in class. The make-up work must be sent via drop-box by the beginning of the next class meeting. Failure to submit will result in two point deduction in addition to the absence.

(Note: attendance is a component of participation)

Grading:

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%

Research Paper 20%

Two Quizzes 10% (5% each)

Four Security Scenarios 12% (3% each)

Participation (with attendance) 8%

Each student is responsible for:

Completing weekly reading assignments

Completing research paper

Completing 2 quizzes

Completing 4 Essays

Completing a proctored mid-term and final examination

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will be penalized as follows:
late research papers will be penalized five points for each class it is late.

Late security scenarios will be penalized one point for each class it is late, for a maximum of three. After three the assignment will not be accepted.

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. Students missing class must personally notify the instructor via phone or email as soon as possible (do not text message). Asking a student to relay messages to the instructor will not be considered proper notification. 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. Coursework must uphold the high standards of academic integrity. Nonacademic information resources, such as Wikipedia.org, Ask.com, Encarta.msn.com, Infoplease.com, etc are not allowed because they are not credible, accurate, or peer reviewed.Computer technologies make writing and revising easier. However, students must recognize 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. Assignments will be delivered via E-companion drop-box in a compatible file.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Oct.14        Course Orientation, Chapter 1 Homeland Security: Changing the Emphasis on Security
                  in the U.S.
Oct.16        Chapter 2 Origins & Development of Security, Discuss Core Assessment (Research Paper)

Oct.21        Chapters 3&4
Oct.23        Chapters 5&6  Security Scenario #1 Due

Oct.28        Chapters 7&7a
Oct.30        Chapter7a & 8 Quiz #1

Nov.04       MT Exam Chapters 1-8 Security Scenario #2 Due
Nov.06       Chapters 9-11

Nov.11       Chapter 12
Nov.13       Chapters 14&15 Security Scenario #3 Due

Nov.18       Chapter 17
Nov.20       Chapters 18&19

Nov.25       Chapters 20 & 20a
                  Core Assessment (Research Paper) Due
Nov.27       Thanksgiving Holiday (no-class)
Dec.02       Chapters 21,22,&23, Quiz#2 Security Scenario #4 Due
Dec.04       Final Class & Final Exam Chapters 9-12, 14&15, 17-23

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The essay demonstrates a thorough appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as a congruous and thoughtful exposition of ideas. The essay demonstrates a satisfactory appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as a thoughtful exposition of ideas. The essay demonstrates a minimal appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as a disparate exposition of ideas. The essay demonstrates no appraisal of the researched information.  The essay is presented as an incongruous exposition of ideas. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The essay is a consolidated integration of the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. Extends research well beyond minimum requirements. The essay is a presents the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention, but integration of themes is weak. The essay responds to individual issues of security and loss prevention, but without integration or consolidation of ideas. No evidence of combining researched material into a consistent whole. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Essay completely examines the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention.  It analyzes key elements using 8 or more course-external sources. Essay examines the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention, but may miss a few points.  It analyzes key elements using 6-7 course-external sources. Essay fails to satisfactorily examine the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. It analyzes key elements using 1-5 course-external sources. Essay fails to examine the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. It uses no course-external sources. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The essay shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay shows minimal use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The essay fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Essay conveys complete and exceptional information on the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. Essay conveys sufficient information on the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. Essay conveys minimal information on the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. Essay conveys no information on the fundamental principles of security and loss prevention. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Essay contains all required technical components: 6-8 pages in length (excluding required cover and reference pages), typed, double-spaced.   Written in APA or MLA Style.  Contains fewer than five grammatical or spelling errors. Essay contains most required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors but errors do not detract from understanding. Written in APA or MLA Style, but may have a few formatting errors. Essay contains few required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors that detract from understanding. APA or MLA Style usage is barely evident. Essay contains no required technical components. There are so many errors in the APA or MLA writing convention, in the paper presentation, or in grammar and/or spelling that it is difficult to read. 

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