CJ 233 Introduction to Security
SP 2012 HO
Dr. Kenneth Christopher, D.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Doctor of Public Administration (Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1999)Master of Public Administration (Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1983)Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1976)
Park University Home Campus, Parkville, MO, Mabee Learning Center, MA208B
Monday, Wednesday 2:45pm-3:45pm, or by appointment
January 16- May 12, 2012
Monday and Wednesday
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From time to time, the instructor will refer students to supplemental required readings, audiovisuals, case studies, articles, computer resources, etc. which will be posted on eCompanion and/or provided as supplemental handouts in class. It is the student's responsibility to have reliable access to eCompanion and maintain currency on all assigned material.
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The instructor's overarching approach to education is to emphasize the broadening of intellect as a strategy for developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. It is essential to integrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the classroom into the active lives of students, both as individuals and as members of social groups. It is not the facts we learn, but how we use them that provides us with the tools needed to better the human condition.
The instructor will use lectures, class discussions, group activities, handouts, supplementary readings, audio-visual aids, examinations, case studies, and other methods to facilitate learning. Student performance expectations:
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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:
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:
Written in APA or MLA Style
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Quizzes will cover material throughout the course (refer to course schedule). Each quiz will cover the required readings and assigned materials. Successive quizzes will only cover material which you have not already been quizzed on.
This is an applied security research project. Students will design and report on the application of security strategies in an actual physical location. Students will focus on security's role in threats to the environment, including natural and manmade hazards.
Students will identify a Target Environment (TE); research and assess potential risks; and develop a security plan.
Students will complete the project in three phases (refer to course schedule).
Each period, you will work on one phase of the project. The text for each phase should be about 750 words, not counting reference pages, appendices, surveys, illustrations, etc. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used and you know how to apply them. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must correctly use APA format in source citation both in the body of your text and in the references.
Your Security Project elements will be assessed using the following rubric:
Risk Assessment/Security Survey (20%)
Conducts quantifiable risk assessment
Conducts and reports on survey of TE
Design Security Solution (20%)
Solution designed to reduce risk of problem identified
Uses TE as framework for solution
Uses resources from class and independent research
Demonstrates how solution activates organizational/community
Justifies solution using literature
Structural Components (20%)
Text body of 750 words for each of 3 phases
Demonstrates understanding of terms/concepts
Demonstrates application of terminology and concepts
Demonstrates synthesis, analysis, and evaluation of terms/concepts
Uses correct APA or MLA format in source citations in text/references
Spelling, grammar, sentence structure
Clarity of expression
Core Assessment Assignment
For CJ 233, all students will complete the Core Assessment Assignment, as detailed above. The Core Assessment Assignment will be assessed using the Core Assessment Rubric (see bottom of Syllabus).
The Final Exam will be comprehensive, covering the required textbook, the class lectures, and any supplementary material provided for students during the term.
Course Assignments Schedule and Grade Distribution
Security/Crime Prevention Project (3 Written Components)
Core Assessment Assignment
Final Exam (Comprehensive)
Letter Grade Policy
Number of Points
900 – 1,000
800 - 899
700 - 799
600 - 699
599 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
MAKEUP POLICY: Students who fail to complete a scheduled assessment component will receive a grade of 0 (F) for the assessment item. Students experiencing some type of EMERGENCY (e.g., personal illness, car accident, family issue, etc.), which will impact their ability to complete a scheduled assessment component must personally contact the instructor as soon as possible BEFORE the scheduled assessment, or as soon as practicable. Makeups for assessment components MAY be offered on a case-by-case basis, subject to written documentation from the student substantiating the EMERGENCY (e.g., medical note, police report, etc.) and notice from the student. THE INSTRUCTOR HAS NO OBLIGATION TO OFFER A MAKEUP FOR ANY ASSESSMENT.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am CST and Sunday at 11:59 PM CST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.
Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
General email: Students should use Park University email for private messages to the instructor.
In eCompanion, online threaded discussions are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class.
PLEASE silence all cell phones, wireless communication devices, electronics, etc. while in class.
If a cell phone must be used during class (including text messaging), please do so outside the classroom.
The use of laptop personal computers to take notes or conduct course-related research is permitted during class, as long as it is not a distraction to the instructor or to other students.
E-mailing, interactive chatting, texting, instant messaging, web-surfing, listening to music, watching videos, and any other non-course-related computing activities are considered distracting to the instructor as well as to other students and are not permitted during class sessions.
The instructor reserves the right to restrict or prohibit the use of laptop computers or other electronic devices during class for any reason. Students who repeatedly engage in distracting activities will be requested to leave the classroom.
While class is in session, students may NOT use headphones or ear buds connected to any electronic device. PLEASE show each other the same respect you would want by actively listening to others and maintaining civility in the discourse.
Behavior considered to be discriminatory, obscene, profane, humiliating, prejudicial, harassing, annoying, or otherwise disturbing to other students, the instructor, and/or the learning environment will not be tolerated. Students can expect to be held accountable for their behavior in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as Park University policies, rules, conduct codes, and procedures.
REMEMBER that we are all different and that we grow and develop positively by practicing acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of each other's opinions, customs, and ideas.
Mon Jan 16
NO CLASS MEETING-Martin Luther King Holiday
Wed Jan 18
Homeland Security –What has Happened to Security Since 9/11?
Fischer, Halibozek & Green (FHG) Chp 1
Mon Jan 23
Origins and Development of Security
FHG, Chp 2
Wed Jan 25
Defining Security’s Role
FHG Chp 3
Mon Jan 30
The Proprietary Security Organization
FHG Chp 4
Wed Feb 1
Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention
FHG Chp 5
Quiz #1 (Chps 1-4)
Mon Feb 6
Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation
FHG Chp 6
Wed Feb 8
GUEST LECTURER (TBA)
Topic to be announced
Mon Feb 13
NO CLASS MEETING
Security and the Law
FHG Chp 7
Alternative Class Activity to be posted on eCompanion
Wed Feb 15
Mon Feb 20
NO CLASS-Presidents Day Holiday
Wed Feb 22
Risk Analysis, Security Surveys, and Insurance
FHG Chp 8
Security Project Phase 1
Mon Feb 27
The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection
FHG Chp 9
Wed Feb 29
Interior and Exterior Security Concerns
FHG Chp 10
Mon Mar 5
The Inner Defenses: Intrusions and Access Control
FHG Chp 11
Quiz #2 (Chapters 5-10)
Wed Mar 7
Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, and Safety
FHG Chp 12
Sat Mar 10-Sun Mar 18
Mon Mar 19
Internal Theft Controls and Personnel Issues
FHG Chp 13
Security Project Phase 2
Wed Mar 21
Mon Mar 26
FHG Chp 14
Quiz #3 (Chps 11-13)
Wed Mar 28
Violence and Drug Use in the Workplace
FHG Chp 15
Mon Apr 2
FHG Chp 16
Wed Apr 4
Mon Apr 9
Terrorism and Other Tools of Destruction
FHG Chp 17
Wed Apr 11
Mon Apr 16
Computers, Information, and Information Systems Security
FHG Chp 18
Quiz #4 (Chps 14-17)
Wed Apr 18
Security Project Phase 3
Mon Apr 23
Selected Security Threats of the 21st Century
FHG Chp 19
Wed Apr 25
Mon Apr 30
Security: The Future
FHG Chp 20
Wed May 2
Wed May 9
Final Exam Comprehensive
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: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 93All work submitted must be the student's own. Any assistance received by a student in preparing papers or reports must be fully acknowledged and disclosed in the work submitted. Students must cite and reference any sources from which data, ideas or words are used, either quoted directly or paraphrased.
Please be aware that using other's words and ideas without proper quotations and citations is a violation of Park University's Academic Honesty Policy. This course instructor takes this seriously and reports all violations to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College for Distance Learning.
Generally, for the first instance, a student receives a grade of zero (F) for the assignment and a warning. A second instance will result in failing the course.
It can't be said any clearer: IF YOU CUT AND PASTE TEXT FROM AN ONLINE SOURCE INTO YOUR ASSIGNMENTS (INCLUDING DISCUSSIONS) AND DO NOT USE QUOTATION MARKS, IN-TEXT and END CITATIONS, YOU ARE PLAGIARIZING and VIOLATING THE ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY.
All students are advised to review the policy detailed in the Park University Undergraduate Catalog.
PLEASE REVIEW AND CHECK YOUR ASSIGNMENTS CLOSELY TO BE SURE YOU ARE NOT PLAGIARIZING.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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Changes or Modifications
The instructor reserves the right to modify the course content and schedule without prior notice and in accordance with the requirements of the course.
Contacting the Instructor
The instructor is available and willing to assist students. Please feel free to contact the instructor at any time if there are questions or need for assistance. Appointments to meet or discuss outside of class can be arranged by contacting the instructor by telephone, e-mail, or personal communication. When calling by telephone, if it is necessary to leave a voice-mail message, please indicate a preferred time of day for a response.
Last Updated:1/2/2012 7:54:46 AM