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CJ 350 Criminal Justice Mgt & Planning
Bayless, Robert


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.

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Course

CJ 350 Criminal Justice Mgt & Planning

Semester

S1T 2013 DL

Faculty

Bayless, Robert

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Administration of Criminal Justice
Masters Human Relations

Office Location

On-line

Office Hours

24 hour response

Daytime Phone

816-802-3399

Other Phone

816-741-5570

E-Mail

robert.bayless@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 14, 2013 to March 10, 2013

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

CJ100 and either CJ231, CJ232, or CJ233

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Managing Criminal Justice Organizations   “An Introduction to Theory & Practice”

Author: Richard R.E. Kania and Richards P. Davis

Anderson Publishing Co., © 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4377-3489-8

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Course Description:
CJ350 Criminal Justice Management and Planning: This intermediate course examines budgeting, personnel, and planning. This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of management planning in criminal justice. Prerequisite: CJ300. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, 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. Contrast the methods of management in criminal justice.
  2. Discuss planning and budgetary authority in criminal justice organizations.
  3. Prepare a proposed budget for a criminal justice agency.
  4. Explain decision-making processes in the criminal justice system.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the basic concepts of management/supervision within the criminal justice system.
  2. Explain management through budgeting concepts and organizational planning.
  3. Evaluate training and education in criminal justice.
  4. Examine the deployment of criminal justice resources, productivity, and evaluation of personnel.
Core Assessment:

For CJ350, the student must construct a budget for a criminal justice agency approved by the course instructor and the student must write a paper discussing the budget and supporting fund allocations. 

The purposes in completing this project are to demonstrate the student’s ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively; use good management principles; use this information to propose a solution to a budgeting issue; discuss social policy implications of the student’s solution; and present the ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, the class. 

To complete this project: 

  1. Select a criminal justice agency and have it approved by the course instructor.
  2. Research the actual budget for that agency.
  3. Using management principles learned in this course, justify the allocations in the proposed budget.
  4. Consider social policy implications of the budget proposal.
  5. Write a paper explaining the budget proposal, the reasons in support of the allocations, the social policy implications of the solution, and the research that supports the outcome. 

Your paper must include:

  1. A cover page
  2. Introduction
  3. Clear summary (in table form) of budget proposal
  4. Discussion of the research
  5. Clear statement of the reasons supporting the allocations
  6. Discussion of social policy implications of the proposal
  7. Reference page, using APA style 

The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight typewritten pages long. The student must demonstrate understanding of the terminology and the concepts used in management and planning in criminal justice agencies, and how those concepts are applied in constructing agency budgets.   The student must demonstrate the ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. The student must use correct APA format in citing sources in both the body of the paper and in the reference page. 

The student will present the paper in class during the last week of class. If this course is taken online, the course instructor will determine the method of this presentation.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Reading: The entire textbook will be read for this class.  Assignments are indicated on the weekly schedule. Students are responsible for reading the assignment prior to the class participating in the discussion questions.
The weekly lectures are part of the required reading.

Lecture/discussions: 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 logging into the course, this is not what class participation involves.  It is expected that students will actively participate in the weekly discussion threads with thoughtful responses. Each week there will be discussion questions posed for comment by each student. 

Additionally, it is expected that students will engage others in discussing the issues raised in the thread.  To receive maximum credit for participation there is both a quality and quantity measurement.  Quality is the degree to which the student addresses specific issues and comments of others.  Quantity is the absolute number of postings. 

Assignments begin on Monday and end midnight on Sunday. This activity is worth 40 points.

To receive maximum credit for participation there is both a quality and quantity measurement.
Quality is the degree to which the student addresses specific issues and comments of others. 

The discussion thread is a "virtual classroom" which suggests participation throughout the discussion period. The opportunity to make comments and participate is there to help you increase your grade for that week’s discussion. Comments or postings after those dates will not be evaluated for grading purposes.

Remember posting all your responses on the same day does not make a discussion. Results of your work can be located in the grade book. 

 

Protocol for posting threads and contributing to an online discussion are as follows:
 

Postings in the discussion board should be a minimum of three separate days. (Not concentrated all on one day or at the beginning and/or end of the period). Your main post must be entered no later than Thursday.

Postings should be a minimum of 100 to 200 words.

Avoid postings that are limited to 'I agree' or 'great idea', etc. If you agree (or disagree) with a posting then say why you agree by supporting your statement with concepts from the readings or by bringing in a related example or experience. A minimum of 50 to 150 words.

Address the questions as much as possible (don't let the discussion stray).

Try to use quotes from the articles that support your postings. Include page numbers when you do that. And, ensure that you properly cite your postings in APA format.

Build on others responses to create threads.

Bring in related prior knowledge (work experience, prior coursework, readings, etc.)

Use proper etiquette (proper language, typing, etc.).

Rubric for evaluating online discussions:

  Weekly Online Discussions Rubric

Criteria 

Excellent

Good

Average

Poor

Timely discussion contributions

5-6 postings well distributed throughout the week

4-6 postings distributed throughout the week 

3-6 postings somewhat distributed

2-6 not distributed throughout the week

Responsiveness to discussion and demonstration of knowledge and understanding gained from assigned reading

very clear that readings were understood and incorporated well into responses

readings were understood and incorporated into responses

postings have questionable relationship to reading material

not evident that readings were understood and/or not incorporated into discussion

Adherence to on-line protocols

all on-line protocols followed

1 online protocol not adhered to 

2-3 online protocols not adhered to 

4 or more online protocols not adhered to 

Points

40-36

35-32

31-28

27 or less

Final Exam:  There will be a comprehensive proctored final exam during week eight. A study guide or Exam Tips will be posted during week 5.

Homework Paper: Assignment is due by midnight on Sunday of the week. This activity is worth 40 points. Refer to the rubric for grading evaluation.

Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 have assigned with specific topics. The papers should include: title page with name of the week, author, and references used (i.e. Web sites, textbook, outside reading, personal experiences and etc.) Be sure to list your sources used.

Rubric for evaluating homework papers

  Homework Paper Rubric

Criteria 

Excellent

Good

Average

Poor

Interpretation & Critical Analysis

Response skillfully interprets & analyzes text in an insightful original manner and meets or exceeds 300 words.

Response sufficiently interpret & analyzes the test in adequate ways, though may lack insight & originality; 200-300 words in length.

Response interprets & analyzes the texts in a predictable manner, summarizing ideas, rather than suggesting insights; 200 words in length.

Response neither interprets nor analyzes textual information; it does not meet length requirements.

Focus

Response tightly focuses on a key textual idea or theme

Response sufficiently focuses on a key textual idea or theme

Response sufficiently focuses on key textual ideas or themes but may wander from focus.

Response fails to focus on key textual ideas or themes.

Development with use of adequate support

Response is extremely well developed, using clear, application text examples closely linked to its interpretation. Quotations conform to APA format requirements.

Response is sufficiently developed using text examples that are adequately linked to its interpretations, though it may lack sufficient development. Quotations conform to APA format requirements.

Response is underdeveloped and contains insufficient examples from the text that are not clearly linked to its interpretation. Quotations do not conform to APA format requirements.

Response lacks development and examples. It contains no quotations.

Technical

Response is clearly written with strong style and conforms to conventions of Standard Written English.

Response is adequately written and conforms to conventions of Standard Written English.

Response contains multiple errors not conforming to conventions of Standard Written English.

Response does not conform to conventions of Standard Written English.

Points

40-36

35-32

31-28

27 or less

Research Paper: SEE CORE ASSESSMENT RUBRIC

Grading:

Course Grading Scale - by Assignments

Homework 40 points.....Due Week 1

Homework 40 points.....Due Week 2 

Homework 40 points.....Due Week 3

Homework 40 points.....Due Week 4

Homework 40 points.....Due Week 5 

Discussion Question 40 points.....Due Week 1
Discussion Question 40 points.....Due Week 2

Discussion Question 40 points.....Due Week 3

Discussion Question 40 points.....Due Week 4

Discussion Question 40 points.....Due Week 5 

Discussion Question 40 points.....Due Week 6

Discussion Question 40 points…..Due Week 7

Research Paper.....  Week Seven........250 points..CORE ASSESSMENT

Power Point Presentation ……..Week 8…20 points - part of research paper requirements

Exam 250 points..............Due Week 8

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)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence.  Legitimate absences include student illness, death in the immediate family, and emergencies.

I have the right to make the final decision on what absences are legitimate and when make-ups will be allowed or given.  Final exam has to be taken according to Park University policy.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are to adhere to online etiquette.  In this class we encourage and require discussion and debate; however it should be done in a courteous and professional way. No bad language or rudeness will be tolerated.

Netiquette Information: Working online brings with it the new world of "online etiquette" - usually referred to as "netiquette." To find out issue involving your online writing and posting please go to the Core Rules of Netiquette. (http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html)

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: January 14, 2013 to January 20, 2013

Objectives:

  • Examine the meaning of the key terms “management,” “administration,” and “organization” as used in criminal justice.
  • Identify the eight principles of public management, and explain the values each of these principles reflects.
  • Review the contrast of public versus private management.

Check List:

  • Read Chapter 1: An Introduction to Criminal Justice Management CLO1
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapter CLO1
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area - 40 points (possible)
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper) - 40 points (possible)

Introductions: Place your introductions in Week 1 Introductions thread

Discussion Assignment: Place your response in WEEK 1 Discussion Thread

Discussion Question: Assume you have been working in the private sector and have been hired as a consultant to a criminal justice agency for management issues. What private- sector experiences will you find helpful? What different challenges will you face? CLO1

Homework Assignment: Homework Paper – Refer to the rubric for grading evaluation.

Homework Paper Topic: Why have “management,” “administration,” and “organization” often been used interchangeably? In what ways has this synonymous representation been correct? In what ways has it been wrong? CLO1

Week 2: January 21, 2013 to January 27, 2013

Objectives:

  • Name and identify the primary functions of each major component of the American criminal justice system.
  • Identify the activities of nongovernmental agencies and individuals in providing criminal justice services.
  • Name and identify the investigative responsibilities of several major federal law enforcement agencies within the Department of Justice and Homeland Security.
  • Identify the three intellectual sources of the ideas upon which the American public service stands.
  • Identify leading reformers in policing, corrections, and jurisprudence in Europe and the United States and know their specific contributions.
  • Identify leading managerial theorists whose ideas have been incorporated into the American criminal justice system.

Checklist:

  • Read Chapters 2 and 3: Chapter 2 - Management Positions in Criminal Justice and Chapter 3 - Historical Antecedents CLO1
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapters CLO1
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area - 40 points (possible)
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper) - 40 points (possible)

Discussion Assignment: Place your response in WEEK 2 Discussion Thread

Discussion Questions: Your author points out that prosecutors and defense attorneys can be insensitive or even downright abusive to victims. In what ways does this occur? What has been done in reaction to abuses?

Homework Assignment: Place in Homework - Refer to the rubric for grading evaluation.

Homework Paper Topic: Why do you think that knowing about the historical developments in criminal justice and public service might be useful for the future? CLO1

Week 3: January 28, 2013 to February 3, 2013

Objectives:

  • Compare the difference in the four major types of agency budgeting.
  • Identify the four major assets of a criminal justice organization that its manager is responsible for allocating.
  • Distinguish between appropriated and nonappropriated funds, and examine the possible sources of both in a criminal justice agency.
  • Review a variety of budget terms used in relation to budgeting in government service.

Checklist:

  • Read Chapter 10: Allocating Key Organizational Resources (Budgeting) CLO3
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapter CLO2, CLO3
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area - 40 points (possible)
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper) - 40 points (possible)

Discussion Assignment: Place your response in WEEK 3 Discussion Thread

Discussion Questions: How can a manager allocate facilities and equipment in a way that rewards performance? Be sure to explain “plum assignments” and “perks.” CLO2

Homework Assignment: Place in Homework - Refer to the rubric for grading evaluation.

Homework Paper Topic: What are the four major types of agency budgeting systems? What are the relative advantages of each? CLO1, CLO2

Week 4: February 4, 2013 to February 10, 2013

Objectives:

  • Discuss some of the traits that you consider to be very important in a criminal justice leader.
  • Examine the skills that a criminal justice leader should possess.
  • Compare and contrast scientific management and human relations approaches to leadership and management.
  • Identify incentives that can be used in criminal justice management.
  • Examine the rising standards for education and criminal justice training in each of the major areas of criminal justice employment.
  • Discuss the relative merits and disadvantages of the three means of providing in-service training: OJT, in-house, and contracted-out training.
  • Explain the three stages in criminal justice employee socialization: anticipatory, formal, and informal.

Checklist:

  • Read Chapters 4 and 9: Chapter 4 – Leading in Criminal Justice and Chapter 9 –Training and education for Criminal Justice. CLO1
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapters CLO1
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area - 40 points (possible)
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper) - 40 points (possible)

Discussion Assignment: Place your response in WEEK 4 Discussion Thread

Discussion Questions: What is the “trait” approach to leadership selection? Do academics totally agree on the most important attributes that a leader must have? What do you think are the three most important traits that an effective leader must have? Justify your response. CLO1, CLO4

Homework Assignment: Place in Homework - Refer to the rubric for grading evaluation.

Homework Paper Topic: Describe the three means of providing in-service training for police and correctional officers. Be sure to describe some of the advantages and disadvantages for each method. CLO1

Week 5: February 11, 2013 to February 17, 2013

Objectives:

  • Identify the key features of a criminal justice bureaucracy.
  • Summarize the 11 principles of organization.
  • Describe command, communication, and control relationships on a criminal justice agency organizational chart.
  • Distinguish between operational decisions and managerial decisions.
  • Contrast long-range and short-range planning in terms of the planning cycles of criminal justice organizations.
  • Review the five key factors a manager should consider in selecting a managerial decision-making e=method.

Checklist:

  • Read Chapters 5 and 6: Chapter 5 – Organizing Criminal Justice and Chapter 6 – Decision-making and Planning CLO2
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapters CLO2
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area - 40 points (possible)
  • Complete Homework Assignment (paper) - 40 points (possible)

Discussion Assignment: Place your response in WEEK 4 Discussion Thread

Discussion Questions: What are the touted advantages of group decision-making? Are group decisions always preferable to individual decisions? What are some potential disadvantages? CLO4

Homework Assignment: Place in Homework - Refer to the rubric for grading evaluation.

Homework Paper Topic: What is the rational choice model of decision-making? Why is it not applied in most organizational decisions? What other models are used? CLO4

Week 6: February 18, 2013 to February 24, 2013

Objectives:

  • Distinguish between individual and organizational evaluation.
  • Identify sources of managerial information that can be used as criminal justice agency performance measures.
  • Describe way of using MBO in both individual and organizational evaluation.

Checklist:

  • Read Chapter 7: Evaluating, Appraising, and Assessing performance CLO4
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapters CLO4
  • Review syllabus, and assignment schedule
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area - 40 points (possible)

Week 7: February 25, 2013 to March 3, 2013

Objectives:

  • Understand the positive and negative aspects of the patronage system from criminal justice hiring.
  • Identify key legislation and court ruling bringing about the “civil rights” revolution in criminal justice hiring.
  • Name several advantages and disadvantages to using “informal communications” within an organization.
  • Explain vertical, horizontal, and circular communications patterns and the merits of each.
  • Explain the communication security measures that a criminal justice agency should employ.

Checklist:

  • Read Chapter 8 and 11: Chapter 8 - Staffing and Personnel Issues and Chapter 11 – Reporting for Criminal Justice: Information Management and Organization Communications CLO1, CLO4
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapters
  • Respond to the questions in discussion area - 40 points (possible)
  • Research paper – CORE ASSESSMENT

Research Paper Directions: 250 POINTS Core Assessment

For CJ350, the student must construct a budget for a criminal justice agency approved by the course instructor and the student must write a paper discussing the budget and supporting fund allocations. 

The purposes in completing this project are to demonstrate the student’s ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively; use good management principles; use this information to propose a solution to a budgeting issue; discuss social policy implications of the student’s solution; and present the ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, the class. 

To complete this project, you should: 

  1. Locate an agency which uses community justice/policing.
  2. Gather materials from the agency.
  3. Describe the pros and cons of this program.
  4. Describe the procedures you will use to conduct your study including interviewing(s), material discovered and personal opinions. 

Your paper must include:

  1. A cover page
  2. Introduction
  3. Methodology section
  4. Discussion
  5. Reference page
  6. Appendix

The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight pages typewritten or computer-generated, not counting the cover page, reference pages, and appendices. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in the section of the agency you study and that you know how to apply these concepts.   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 the paper and in the reference page. 

Core Assessment Rubric

Competency

Exceeds Expectations

Meets Expectations

Does Not Meet Expectations

No Evidence

Points

40-36

35-28

27-24

23 and below

Evaluation Outcome

(40 points)

Research paper demonstrates a thorough appraisal of the researched information. The paper is presented as a congruous and thoughtful exposition of ideas.

Research paper demonstrates a satisfactory appraisal of the researched information. The paper is presented as a thoughtful exposition of ideas.

Research paper demonstrates a minimal appraisal of the researched information. The paper is presented as a disparate exposition of ideas.

Research paper demonstrates no appraisal of the researched information. The paper is presented as an incongruous exposition of ideas

Synthesis Outcome

(40 points)

Paper is a consolidated integration of the fundamental principles of the four prototypes of community justice programs. Extends research well beyond minimum requirements.

The report presents a basic compilation of fundamental principles of the four prototypes of community justice programs, but integration of research themes is weak.

The report responds to some individual issues of the four prototypes of community justice programs, but with insufficient consolidation of ideas.

No evidence of combining researched material into a consistent whole.

Analysis Outcomes

(40 points)

Paper completely examines the fundamental principles of the four prototypes of community justice programs.   It analyzes key elements using8 or more course-external sources.

Paper examines the fundamental principles of the four prototypes of community justice programs, but may miss a few points. It analyzes key elements using 6-7 course-external sources.

Paper fails to satisfactorily examine the fundamental principles of the four prototypes of community justice programs.   It analyzes key elements using 1-5 course-external sources.

Paper fails to examine the fundamental principles of the four prototypes of community justice programs.   It used no course-external sources.

Application

Outcomes

(40 points)

Paper applies multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the core learning outcomes throughout.

Paper applies sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout.

Paper applies minimal use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout.

Paper fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes.

Content of Communication Outcomes

(40 points)

Paper conveys complete and exceptional information on the selected topic.

Paper conveys sufficient information on the selected topic.

Paper conveys minimal information on the selected topic.

Paper conveys no information on the selected topic.

Technical Skills in Communicating Outcomes

(50 points)

250 points total

50-46 points

Paper contains all required technical components: 8 pages or at least 200 words in length (excluding required cover sheet or title page and reference page), typed, double-spaced. Written is APA Style, including in-text sources citations. Contains fewer than five grammatical or spelling errors

45-39 points

Paper contains most required technical components. Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors but errors do not detract from understanding. Written in APA Style, but may have a few formatting errors.

38-34 points

Paper contains few required technical components. Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors that detract from understanding. APA Style usage is barely evident.

33 and below

Paper contains no required technical components. There are so many errors in the APA writing convention, in the paper presentation, or in grammar and/or spelling that it is difficult to read.

For CJ350, the student must construct a budget for a criminal justice agency approved by the course instructor and the student must write a paper discussing the budget and supporting fund allocations. 

The purposes in completing this project are to demonstrate the students ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively; use good management principles; use this information to propose a solution to a budgeting issue; discuss social policy implications of the students solution; and present the ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, the class. 

To complete this project: 

1.       Select a criminal justice agency and have it approved by the course instructor.

2.       Research the actual budget for that agency.

3.       Using management principles learned in this course, justify the allocations in the proposed budget.

4.       Consider social policy implications of the budget proposal.

5.       Write a paper explaining the budget proposal, the reasons in support of the allocations, the social policy implications of the solution, and the research that supports the outcome. 

Your paper must include:

1.       A cover page

2.       Introduction

3.       Clear summary (in table form) of budget proposal

4.       Discussion of the research

5.       Clear statement of the reasons supporting the allocations

6.       Discussion of social policy implications of the proposal

7.       Reference page, using APA style 

The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight typewritten pages long. The student must demonstrate that the student understands the terminology and the concepts used in management and planning in criminal justice agencies, and how those concepts are applied in constructing agency budgets.   The student must demonstrate that the student can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. The student must use correct APA format in citing sources in both the body of the paper and in the reference page. 

The paper must be submitted no later than the end of week 7 Sunday by midnight.

Power Point part of Research Paper requirement – Week 8.

Your presentation will be a power point presentation placed within the “first two days of week 8” into the Discussion thread. Presentation should have key issues and major points of your paper. Make it interesting. Other students will be reviewing your material and making comments in the discussion thread. Power Point presentation is worth 20 points.

Week 8: March 4, 2013 to March 10, 2013

Objectives:

  • Name and describe three patterns of change
  • Identify the seven most common patterns of ethical failure occurring across the criminal justice system.
  • Examine the 12 principles for dealing with the mass communications media that a criminal justice manager should consider.
  • Look at what future challenges you predict for criminal justice.

Checklist:

  • Read Chapters 12: Future Issues in Criminal Justice Management
  • Review Power Point Presentation for text chapter
  • Power Point Presentation – 20 points - CORE ASSESSMENT
  • Proctored Final EXAM this week. Be sure to study the exam tips given in Week Five.

RESEARCH PAPER: Power Point Presentation "CORE ASSESSMENT"

The paper must be submitted no later than the end of week 7 Sunday by midnight.

Power Point part of Research Paper requirement – Week 8

Your presentation will be a power point presentation placed within the “first two days of week 8” into the Discussion thread. Presentation should have key issues and major points of your paper. Make it interesting. Other students will be reviewing your material and making comments in the discussion thread. Power Point presentation is worth 20 points.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1-4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The project demonstrates a thorough appraisal of the researched information.  The project is presented as a congruous and thoughtful exposition of ideas. The project demonstrates a satisfactory appraisal of the researched information.  The project is presented as a thoughtful exposition of ideas. The project demonstrates a minimal appraisal of the researched information.  The project is presented as a disparate exposition of ideas. The project demonstrates no appraisal of the researched information.  The project is presented as an incongruous exposition of ideas. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1-4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The project is a consolidated integration of the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. Extends research well beyond minimum requirements. The project is a presents the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning, but integration of themes is weak. The project responds to individual issues of criminal justice management and planning, but without integration or consolidation of ideas. No evidence of combining researched material into a consistent whole. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Project completely examines the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. Project examines the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning, but may miss a few points. Project fails to satisfactorily examine the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. Project fails to examine the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1-4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The project shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The project shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The project shows minimal use of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes throughout. The project fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts specific to the course core learning outcomes. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Project conveys complete and exceptional information on the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. Project conveys sufficient information on the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. Project conveys minimal information on the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. Project conveys no information on the fundamental principles of criminal justice management and planning. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Project contains all required technical components. Contains fewer than five grammatical or spelling errors. Project contains most required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors but errors do not detract from understanding. Project contains few required technical components.  Contains more than five grammatical or spelling errors that detract from understanding. Project contains no required technical components. There are so many errors in the  writing convention, in the paper presentation, or in grammar and/or spelling that it is difficult to read. 

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