CJ 231 Introduction to Law Enforcement
F2T 2012 DLA
Ackerman, George M.
Adjunct Faculty/Criminal Justice Administration
BA/Criminal JusticeJD/MBA/MS/Law, Business, CJPolice Officer
M-Friday, 10-5pm Eastern
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy
is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes,
dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I
will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning
to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
In lieu of "Study Guides" for the Midterm and Final Exam, each chapter has practice
quizzes designed to reinforce and emphasize important material. These
quizzes are not graded, but familiarize students with material that may
be included in the Mid-term and Final Exam. The proctored Final Exam
has 50 questions worth 2 points each. Students may not use a textbook or
Research Paper should be approximately 5-7 pages in length and in APA
format with one-inch margins on all sides. It should be submitted with a
separate Title page and References page. "Separate" means these two
pages do not count toward the required 5-7 pages in length. The
double-spaced Paper must contain a minimum of five (5) scholarly
sources, one of which should be our textbook. An interview with an
appropriate law enforcement professional may be used insofar as the
interview is appropriately cited in APA format on the separate
References page. Begin that separate page with the word References
centered at the top middle of the page. Do not bold, underline,
capitalize or italicize this word.
In-text citations must indicate the source of the material. If a source
is not cited it could be grounds for plagiarism-- so exercise
caution. The topic for each paper must be related to some crucial
aspect of law enforcement. **The discussion should include background
information about the topic and some observations or analysis based on what we've learned this semester. Wikipedia, Answers, Encarta, Encyclopedia, Dictionary or other similar sources are inappropriate
for any aspect of this course because they are not scholarly
resources. Points will be subtracted for citing such websites. The
Essay must be submitted to the Dropbox only in .doc, .docx, or .rtf
format. No other format is acceptable.
The first paragraph
of any writing assignment is the most important. In effect, the first
paragraph should serve as an outline or abstract of your paper. The
major theme or topic of your paper should be stated in the very first
a crucial issue or topic in law enforcement and discuss it in a
substantive manner. The discussion should include background
information about the topic and some observations or analysis based
on information studied in class this semester. Papers will usually be submitted to Turnitin.com to check on excessive copy/paste or uncredited quotations/information. The Essay must be submitted to the Dropbox only in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. No other format is acceptable.
CAREFUL: Credit must be provided to authors whose work you quote or paraphrase.
The essay IS DUE BY THE END OF THE SEVENTH WEEK OF CLASS and graded
on the basis of proper format, grammar, spelling, and thoroughness of
content. Any questions can be addressed to Professor Revels either using
the "office" option button or email.
weekly discussion thread area is a "virtual classroom" with
participation expected throughout the discussion period. Interaction
between classmates is not merely welcome, but is required. The
opportunity to make comments and participate is limited to Question 1
(through Wednesday) and Question 2 (through Sunday). Post your own
substantive answer to Discussion Question 1 and comment on at least one
classmate's answer. After Wednesday, post your own substantive answer
to Discussion Question 2 and comment on at least one classmate's
answer. Threads posted after the Wednesday and Sunday deadlines will
neither be read nor reviewed for evaluation and grading purposes.
Additionally, single day participation during the window of opportunity
is inconsistent with the virtual classroom concept and may result in a
lower evaluation as to quality.
To reiterate, student evaluation will
be based on tests, quizzes, participation in class discussions, and the
essay. The total points possible points is 400. Letter grades are
based on the following scale.
Mid-Term Examination ........................100 points
Final Examination ............................. 100 points (Core assessment)
Essay.......................................100 points (Core assessment)
Participation (discussion thread).......... 100 points (Core assessment)
A = 360 - 400; B= 320 - 359; C = 280 - 319; D = 240 - 279; F = < 240
policy on incomplete grades is as follows: “An incomplete grade (I) may
be issued only upon completion of a “Contract for Incomplete” signed by
the student and the instructor and placed on file in the Office of the
Registrar or Campus Center. An
Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or
excessive absences recorded for the course. An “I” indicates that the
coursework was not completed in the time allotted in the semester/term
through no fault of the student as determined by the instructor. Final
assessment of the grade is postponed to no later than 60 days after the
last day of the semester/term in which the “I” was received. Failure on
the part of the student to complete the work will result in an “F.” A
student may submit a written request for one 30-day extension beyond the
60 days. After approval by the instructor, the request is filed in the
Office of the Registrar or Campus Center. "
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All absences, regardless of reasons, are considered in
applying the college’s attendance policy. However, absences may be classified as excused or unexcused for purposes of
allowing make-up work. (Late points are still deducted but this does guarantee
the late work will be accepted unless one of the reasons below exists).
With appropriate documentation, the following absences may be classified as
excused for permitting make up work for missed deadlines:
Emergency medical treatment for self or immediate family may be considered as
an excused absence with appropriate written documentation from the health care
Unavoidable jury duty may be considered an excused absence with appropriate
Employment related training or special assignments may be considered an excused
absence with appropriate written documentation
Military reserve or active duty obligations may be considered excused with
appropriate written documentation
Students must maintain a clear channel of communication with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This course is offered
online using the eCollege online classroom management platform, which
allows you to participate at any time, and from any location. Because of this
flexibility, it is important to plan your time carefully.
You are expected to sign in to the class (your "virtual classroom") and participate
in discussions and other activities
at least four times per week (or about every other day). You should
expect to spend a minimum of 5 - 6 hours per class week online -- the same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom so
please plan your daily/weekly activities accordingly. You will be sending
and receiving Email, performing online research, participating in Web
explorations and "tours," and interacting socially and professionally
with your classmates.
7: Career Concerns
Chapter 8: Patrol, Peacekeeping and
Mid-Term Examination this
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.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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