CJ220 Criminal Justice & the Community

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CJ 220 Criminal Justice and the Community


S1H 2012 BU


Hiers, Jody Randall


Adjunct Professor


B.S. Criminal Justice Admin. / Park College
Master of Public Affairs / Park University

Office Location

1925 Duke Street, Beaufort SC 29901

Office Hours

M-F 8am to 5pm

Daytime Phone


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Semester Dates

9 January - 4 March 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 1005 pm

Credit Hours



Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving. Sixth Edition, 2011. Delmar, Cengage Learning.
Authors: Linda Miller, Karen Hess, Christine Orthmann.
Student ISBN: 978-1-4354-8868-7

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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, dialogues, examinations, internet and writings. I will encourage each learner to share and relate real world experiences pertaining to the current subject matter.

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:

Essay, Exams and class participation serve as the class assessment.
Mid-Term Exam -------- 30% of final grade
Final Exam --------------30% of final grade
Class Participation -- ----10% of final grade
Essay--------------------30% of final grade
Essay: Students will compare and contrast traditional policing with that of the community policing model. The Essay must include the following: A cover page, introduction, 6 to 8 typewritten double spaced pages (1,500 to 2,000 words) and a reference page with a minimum of (6) course-external course sources. APA or MLA format


 Mid-Term Exam -------- 30% of final grade     (50 questions: 10 discussion and 40 multiple choice)                            
 Final Exam --------------30% of final grade     (50 questions: 10 discussion and 40 multiple choice) 
 Class Participation -- ----10% of final grade
 Essay--------------------30% of final grade     ( Graded on spelling, grammer and content)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of materials will result in a reduction of the grade by 10 points per class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to participate in class discussions in and orderly and respectful manner. Any problems or concerns should be addressed individually with the professor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Jan. 9 -   Introduction / Syllabus Review / Chapter 1
Jan. 11 - Chapter 2 and Chapter 3
Jan. 16 - Chapter 4
Jan. 18 - Chapter 5
Jan. 23 - Chapter 6
Jan. 25 - Chapter 7
Jan. 30 - Chapter 8, Mid- Term Review
Feb. 1-  Mid-Term Exam
Feb. 6 - Chapter 9 and Chapter 10
Feb. 8 - Chapter 11
Feb. 13 - Chapter 12
Feb. 15 - Chapter 13, Essay Due
Feb. 20 - Chapter 14
Feb. 22 - Chapter 15,
Feb. 27 - Chapter 16, Final Review
Feb. 29 -  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
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