CJ 333 Security Administration
S2T 2013 DL
MS International Relations Troy State UniversityBS Criminology - Western Illinois University
March 18 to May 12 2013
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
The following additional resources and readings are REQUIRED during the course and are available to students within the course, either in DOC SHARING or the weekly units:
"School Shootings and Counselor Leadership: Four Lessons from the Field" by Fein, Albert H., Carlisle, Cynthia S., and Isaacson, Nancy S. Professional School Counseling; Apr 2008, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p246-252, 7p.
Time Management Exercise
Principles of Organization by O.W. Wilson
“A Healthy Dose of Security” by Longmore-Etheridge, Ann. Security Management at: http://www.securitymanagement.com/article/healthy-dose-security
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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:
1.The instructor assumes the student has read and understands the syllabus and expects students to ask questions if any aspect of the course requirements is unclear.
2.Students are expected to demonstrate that they are meeting the course objectives by attending class; actively participating in class discussions, activities, and exercises; timely submitting all written assignments; delivering required oral presentations; and sitting for any scheduled examinations.
3.Students are assigned readings from the required text(s) and/or supplemental text materials in advance of each class meeting and are expected to be prepared for class.
4.Students are expected to ask questions if they do not understand something.
The instructor encourages a mutual learning environment, where students can freely raise questions in the search for understanding.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ 333, the student will research and report on a contemporary security program in business, government, or industry that emphasizes the protection of assets, personnel, and/or facilities. The purpose of this research is to identify best practices in security administration.
To complete this project, students must:
The report will provide an integrated and equitable treatment of all issues and contain the following technical components:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
CJ333 Grading Rubrics (How Assignments will be Assessed)
Weekly Discussion, Quiz, and Proctored Final Exam Grading Rubric
Does not meet expectation
Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive; definitions are clearly stated.
Content is not comprehensive and/or persuasive.
Content is incomplete or omits some requirements stated in the assignment’s criteria.
Did not complete assignment
Major points are stated clearly and are well supported with sourcing.
Major points are addressed, but are not well supported by sourcing.
Major points are not clear, not persuasive, and not sourced.
Research, if necessary, is adequate, timely, relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment’s criteria.
Research, if necessary, is inadequate in either relevance, quality of outside sources, and/or timeliness.
No outside sources were used to support major points.
Organization and structure of the response is clear and easy to follow.
Organization and structure is not easy to follow.
Organization and structure detracts from the writer’s message.
No structure or organization.
Response exceeds the minimum length as described in the assignment’s criteria.
Response is at the minimum length as described in the assignment’s criteria.
Response is below the minimum length as described in the assignment’s criteria.
Paragraph transitions are present and logical, and maintain the flow of thought throughout the paper.
Paragraph transitions are fragmentary and ideas are presented without logical connection.
Paragraph transitions are not obvious.
Conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the response, and does not include new information.
Conclusion is provided but does not flow from the body of the response.
Conclusion is missing.
Citations and reference formatting meet standards for the discipline.
Paper provides citations and references for sources, but they are incorrectly formatted; reference list is provided but has some errors or omissions.
Citations and references are not provided.
Rules of grammar usage and punctuation are followed; spelling and word choices are correct.
Paper contains few grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.
Paper contains numerous grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice errors.
Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon or conversational tone.
Language uses jargon or conversational tone.
Weekly Discussions (8)
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS: First, you must respond specifically to EACH of the weekly discussion question(s), using your textbook, class lecture, and supplementary/outside readings for support. Second, you must respond to the responses of your classmates. Remember, the online threaded discussions are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class.
Be sure to respond to EACH of the discussion questions for the week (some weeks, there may be 1, 2, or 3 questions presented). Your first response should consist of 100 – 125 words for EACH question, and be posted by midnight Wednesday of each week. Then, go back and review your classmates’’ responses and post at least three (3) meaningful responses (i.e. a minimum of 125 total words) by midnight Sunday. A “meaningful response” is one that goes beyond simply agreeing or disagreeing, i.e., by provoking further analysis, evaluation, and critique of the ideas discussed.
Your weekly discussion postings will be assessed using the Weekly Discussion, Quiz, and Proctored Final Exam Grading Rubric, provided in COURSE HOME/Rubric Section.
There will be 4 quizzes covering material in Weeks 1 through 7. Each quiz will cover the required readings of the previous week(s). Successive quizzes will only cover material for which you have not already been quizzed on (e.g., Week 1 quiz covers Week 1 material; Week 3 quiz covers Weeks 2 and 3 material, and so on). The quizzes, which are timed and can only be taken once, must be completed no later than midnight, Sunday of each of the appropriate weeks. Quiz questions may be objective or subjective in format. Subjective questions will be assessed using the Weekly Discussion Grading Rubric (above).
Journal Article Critical Reviews (2)
Each student will critically review TWO articles related to an issue in security administration. Each article will be from a different security publication from the list below:
Homeland Defense Journal
Information Systems Security
Intelligence and National Security
International Journal of Conflict Management
International Journal of Information Security
International Journal of Police Science and Management
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Journal of Information Privacy and Security
Journal of Security Education
Safety Director’s Report
Security and Terrorism Bulletin
Security Director’s Report
Full text copies of articles from the above journals are available through the Park University Library electronic database entitled: International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center (Ebsco)
This database is accessible for all students, staff, and faculty through the library's website and by remote access with an OPEN ID and password.
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The articles can be research-based or expository, as long as they are current (published within the last 4 years) and relate to a security administration issue or problem.
Each review is expected to be between 1,000 and 1,250 words typed. As a rule of thumb, the first half of the review should be a summary of the information contained in the article, and the second half should contain your critical analysis and review of the article. Your submission should cover the major theory or thesis, research methodology and population studied (if any), major arguments or points of view, findings or conclusions, and major issues. It should also include a critique of the author’s work and its implications and usefulness for security managers and administrators. APA Style guidelines will be adhered to in all respects.
Your reviews will be assessed on each of the following ten (10) elements, but your review should be a consolidated and integrated product.
Element Points Possible
Article is from an approved publication 10
Relates to security administration issue/problem 10
Length (1,000 – 1,250 words typed) 10
One half summary/one half analysis/critique 10
Major theory, thesis, research methodology discussed 10
Major arguments/points of view discussed 10
Findings/conclusions/major issues discussed 10
Implications for security administration discussed 10
Structure/grammar/punctuation/APA Style 10
TOTAL POINTS 90
In general, each of the above elements will be assessed as: Exceeds Expectations (90 – 100 %), Meets Expectations (75 – 89%), Does Not Meet Expectations (60 -74%), or No Evidence (Below 60%) using the following criteria: Element is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive; Major points are stated clearly and well-supported; Structural elements are integrated; Writing is clear and easy to follow; Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage and punctuation are followed; APA Style present.
Core Assessment Assignment
Refer to separate instructions on Core Assessment above in Syllabus and Core Assessment Rubric below in Syllabus.
Final Exam (Proctored)
The Final Exam will be comprehensive, covering the required textbook, the class lectures, and any supplementary material provided for students during the term. It is to be completed by Midnight, Friday, Week 8. The exam will consist of EIGHT (8) subjective-type questions (200 points @ 25 points/question). You will not be able to refer to the course website, course textbook, or any other external materials.
You will be required to write at least one full paragraph for each question. A paragraph is defined as containing 100-125 words containing contain complete sentences (e.g., no outlines, bullets, half-sentences, sentence fragments, etc.). Spelling, grammar, proper sentence structure, and accurate word usage count. Responses will be assessed using the Weekly Discussion Grading Rubric used during the course. Your grade will be based on whether you answer all parts of the question, incorporating references from your course readings and study. Complete answers will respond to any and all sub-questions contained in the broader question, will refer to the course readings and class material, and provide critical analyses of the issues addressed.
Your Proctored Final Exam will be assessed using the Weekly Discussion, Quiz, and Proctored Final Exam Grading Rubric, provided above.
Letter Grade Policy
Number of Points
900 – 1,000
800 - 899
700 - 799
600 - 699
599 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Online Netiquette Information
Working online brings with it the new world of "online etiquitte" - usually referred to as "netiquette." To find out issue involving your online writing and posting please go to the http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html The Core Rules of Netiquette.
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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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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General Course Policies
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.
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