CJ220 Criminal Justice & the Community

for S1Y 2011

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community


S1Y 2011 MN


Turner, Roger D.


Adjunct Faculty


MA - Criminal Justice - Memphis State University
MA - Communicative Arts - Memphis State University
BA - Communication Arts - Memphis State University

Office Location

Available upon request before and after class

Daytime Phone

(901) 568-2065



Semester Dates

January 10, 2011 through March 6, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 9:40 PM

Credit Hours



Clear & Cadora, Community Justice, 1st edition, Wadsworth, 2002 (paperback). 

ISBN-10:  0534534090 ISBN: 13:  9780534534097

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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:
The facilitor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet video, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage 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:

Through a combination of examines, written presentations nd classroom discussions, student learning and knowledge of the topic of criminal justice and community relations will be assessed.  Students should make every effort to attend each class so that their opinions and knowledge of the topic can be observed. 
The written assignments will constitute 25% of the overall student grade and will be comprised of student research into existing efforts to integrate community justice into the three traditional criminal justice structure (i.e., police, courts and corrections). The assignment should compare and assess the historical versus present day effectiveness to improve the justice system via the integration of community justice efforts.  The writings should also provide and assessment of the future effectiveness of the integration. An assessment of community attitudes towards each program integration should be included where possible.


Mid-Term Examination (100 points)            30%
Final Examination (100 points)                    30%
Class Discussion / Quizzes -                       15%
Writing Assignment -                                  25%
Total                                                       100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The late submission of any assignment, without valid reason for the delay, will result in an initial letter grade reduction.  The instructor is the sole source for determining the validity of the excuse for late submission.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Student are expected to be on time for all classes and to have read the assigned material prior to the beginning of the class.  Students are expected to render courtesy to the opinions and ideas of others shared in the course of classroom discussion.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week             Date            Assignment                  Topic
1                  Jan. 13th      Introduction               What is Community Justice?
2                  Jan. 20th      Chapter 2                  Criminal Justice and the Community
3                  Jan. 27th      Chapter 3                  The Police and Community Justice
4                  Feb. 3rd      Chapter 4                   The Courts and Community Justice
5                  Feb. 10th      Midterm                     Review / Exam #1
6                  Feb. 17th      Chapter 5                  Corrections and Community Justice
7                  Feb. 24th      Chapter 6                  Writing Assignment Due / The Future of Community Justice
8                  Mar. 3rd      Final Exam                  Review / Final Exam

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 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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