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CJ 345 Criminal Justice & the Community
Granger-Fenger, Gina


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CJ 345 Criminal Justice & the Community

Semester

S1J 2013 DN

Faculty

Granger-Fenger, Gina

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice/Sociology

Degrees/Certificates

AA Santa Rosa Junior College
BA UMKC-Kansas City: Double Major Psychology /Sociology
Masters Education, K-State University 2002

Office Location

Downtown Campus: 911 Main St, Suite #800 Kansas City, Mo. 64105

Office Hours

4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Tuesday

Daytime Phone

816.896.5617 (cell)  Students can leave message

Other Phone

816/587-5091 Home (no answering machine) Can call after 5 pm & before 9:30 pm.

E-Mail

461847@park.edu

gdfenger3@juno.com

Semester Dates

January 14, 2013 - March 10, 2013

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Clear, Hamilton & Cadora, Community Justice, 2st edition, Routledge, 2003 (paperback). ISBN-9780415780278

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
The internet, newspapers, Park Library, professional journals, professional training(s) and personal experiences.

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.
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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.usdoj.gov/bjs
http://www.lawresearch.com/vz/cusdoj.htm

Course Description:
CJ345 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 c riminal justice agencies to engage in effective conflict resolution with citizens, develop citizen a nd 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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn About Community Crime Prevention Programs
  2. Essential Elements Of Crime and Community Justice Programs
  3. Efforts to Enhance Relations Between the Justice Systen and the Community
  4. Develop an understanding of how government and private programs affect the administration of criminal justice in the community.
  5. Examine the value in community-criminal justice partenships in moving high-impact communities towards viabilty.
  6. Developing an understanding how each student can impact their own communities by becoming aware and active in the fight against crime.
Class Assessment:
 
    Readings, lecture and power point presentations: The entire textbook will be read for this class and lecture material. In addition Power Point presentations will provide an overlap of material and comments related to the course. Assignments are indicated on the weekly schedule and syllabus. Students are responsible for reading the assignment prior to the class in which the topic will be discussed.
   
     Discussion: Students are expected to participate in discussions and to read the lectures. Class participation is considered a major component of this course. While a student will be marked as "present" merely by showing to class, this is not what class participation involves. It is expected that students will actively participate in the weekly discussion with thoughtful responses that are releated to their reading for the week. Each week there will be discussion questions posed for comment by each student.

So remember additionally, it is expected that students will engage others in discussing the issues raised in the classroom. To receive maximum credit for participation there is both a quality and quantity measurement.

POINT Breakdown:

     Each week’s discussion question(s) is worth a total of 40 points

      20 points for quality of response by addressing the specific issues and for quantity or number of postings (see above for details).

      20 points for class participation – the quality and quantity
 
    Homework Papers:There are 5 written exercises. These are short papers approximately 2 double spaced pages. They will be submitted in the drop box for that week. They should be supported with outside material, web sites, personal experiences and ideas. Be sure to list your sources used in your paper at the end of your paper. The rubrics suggests MLA writing syle however the course will require APA.

      Necessary: Title page, (page one) Abstract page, (page 2) two pages of single spaced content(pages 3 and 4 ) and a bibliography page.(the last separate page.)

     
POINT Breakdown:

     Each week’s paper is worth a total of 40 points.

      20 points for quality of work by providing support material (text, other readings, web sites). Sources used in your paper should be identified and 20 points format (APA).

    Students should follow the APA format for term paper when writing all your paper(s).

      Possible Extra 20 points for personal comments or experiences related to the topic.
 
 

Grading:

Grading:
1 to 3 comments 10 points in class
4 to 7 comments 20 points in class
8 to 12 comments 30 points in class
Attendence being on time and not leaving early 10 points!
Content without references listed and applied 0 points = when you don’t read your chapters.

All reading assignments

1 or 2 references 3 points in class

3 plus references 5 points in class

Content with examples, reference driven, experience driven and subject covered in depth 0 to 5 points

Assignments:  There will 5 weekly papers worth 40 pts all based on weekly readings.

APA format 10 points ( one title page, one abstract page, minimum of four double spaced content pages, reference page

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3 to 5 references 10 points

four double spaced content pages 10 points

content with examples, references, studies, research 10 points

Term paper: As described in the above instructions. Remember: you can use you weekly Discussion and weekly papers as a building block to your finished TERM PAPER! You are required to have a total 12 pages for your TERM Paper.  
 
1st Homework paper 40 points.....Due Week 2: January 22, 2013 
2nd Homework paper 40 points.....Due Week 3: January 29, 2013
3rd Homework paper 40 points..... Due Week 4: February 05, 2013
4th Homework paper 40 points..... Due Week 5: February 12, 2013
5th Homework paper 40 points..... Due Week 6: February 19, 2013 
 
In class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 1 January 15, 2013
In class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 2: January 22, 2013
In class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 3: January 29, 2013 
In class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 4: February 05, 2013
In class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 5: February 12, 2013
In class Discussion Question(s) 40 points….. Due Week 6: February 19, 2013
In class Discussion Question(s) 40 points….. Due week 7:  February 26, 2013

Research Paper 250 points.............Due week 7: February 26 with a 10 minute class presentation.

FINAL Exam 200 points..............Due Week 8: March 05, 2013.


In determining the number of points given to assignments or activities the major factors will be the following:
1. Was the instructions followed?
2. Was the work completed and handed in on time?
3. Did the student show interest and critical thinking in completing the assignment(s)?
4. Was the student involved with the class discussions esp.,with other students?
5. Did the student show some creativity and critical thinking as it releated to their term paper?
6. And remember a student must read all the textbook chapters! Failure to read the textbook it will show up in all class and papers assigned.
Grade Scale


A = 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher)

B = 80-89% (or 800 to 899 points)

C = 70-79% (or 700 to 799 points)

D = 60-69% (or 600 to 699 points)

F = < 60% (599 or fewer points)

There will be one extra credit assignment worth 100 pts. Due second week of class. Extra Credit assignment will be given out on January 15, 2013.


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. 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. Also, remember if you arrive late to class or leave early or BOTH you will have some or all points for deducted from your total for that class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

GOLDEN RULE: Arrive to class on time and only leave when class is over.

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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Homework paper 40 points & chapter 1.......Due Week  2: January 22, 2013 
Homework paper 40 points & chapter 2.....Due Week 3: January 29, 2013
Homework paper 40 points & chapter 3.....Due Week 4: February 05, 2013
Homework paper 40 points & chapter 4.....Due Week 5: February 12, 2013
Homework paper 40 points & chapter 5.....Due Week 6: February 19, 2013 
 
In Class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 1: January 15, 2013 
In Class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 2: January 22, 2013
In Class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 3: January 29, 2013 
In Class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 4: February 05, 2013
In Class Discussion Question(s) 40 points.....Due Week 5: February 12, 2013
In Class Discussion Question(s) 40 points….. Due Week 6: February 19, 2013
In Class Discussion Question(s) 40 points….. Due week 7:  February 26, 2013

Research Paper 250 points.............Due week 7: February 26 with a 10 minute class presentation

Exam 200 points..............Due Week 8: March 05, 2012

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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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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