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CJ 355 Homeland Security
Boggs, Bill


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 355 Homeland Security

Semester

S2E 2013 PE

Faculty

Boggs, Bill

Title

Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

BS, University of Tennessee
MPH University of Tennessee

Office Location

Before or after class onsite

Office Hours

Before or after class on site Camp Pendleton

Daytime Phone

760-724-7978

Other Phone

760-724-7978

E-Mail

bboggs@park.edu

bboggsprof@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

March 18 2013 to May 12 2013

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Homeland Security, Richard Hass, Kathleen Kiernan, Daniel Mabrev, Anderson Publishing, 2006 ISBN 1-59345-304-3

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Course Description:
CJ355 Homeland Security: An introductory study of the criminal justice systems response to disasters at all levels related to agencies of the Department of Homeland Security. This course introduces the student to emergency planning and management relative to a variety of human and natural disasters. Students learn to identify and analyze potential disasters, to provide corrective action and to plan, organize and implement contingency and recovery programs. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This course will examine closely the administration and function of  Department of Homeland Security. In doing this we will utilize official Department and agences within DHS  websites, case studies,  videos, legal briefs, television and media sources and professional level journals. My philosophy is to have the students realize the different perspectives that shape this agency. Class discussions of material will be critical.

Class Assessment:

Course Grading:       

 

            A         96-100             B+       87-89               C+       77-79               D+       67-69

A-                 90-95               B          84-86               C         74-76               D         64-66

                                          B-        80-83               C-        70-73               D-        60-63

 

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any work turned in late may be down grade one letter grade if unexcused. Advise me well in advance if  at all possible you expect or anticipate problems. I will work with you. Pay close attention to your term paper.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Treat diverse opinions in the discussions with respect. Professional conduct between all parties is expected at all times. If you must miss a class or be excessively late please advise me with as much advance notice as possible.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Please note the Due Dates for all work.
 

Grading:

                                                                  

            Midterm    Due Apr 12                               100 Points                   
            Final         Due May 10                               100 Points                                           

            Participation in class discussions                     40 Points                    

            Core Assessment (with Oral presentation)     60 Points 
                              
 Due May10 
                                                          Total               300 points 
                                     

                                     

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any work turned in late may be down grade one letter grade if unexcused. Advise me well in advance if  at all possible you expect or anticipate problems. I will work with you.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Treat diverse opinions in the discussions with respect. Professional conduct between all parties is expected at all times. If you must miss a class or be excessively late please advise me with as much advance notice as possible.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Mar 22 Chapters 1-2 Threats Aganist the US, Homeland Security, The 9/11 Attacks 
Mar 29 Chapters 3-4 9/11 Commissiona and DHS, Intelligence Community 
Apr 05 Chapter 5-6 Role of US Military, Private Partnership, Review
Apr 12 Chapters 7 Mid-Term Due, Critical Infastructure Protection
Apr 19 Chapters 8-9 Transportation Infastructure in the US,Communication and Information Technology 
Apr 26 Chapters 10-11 Counter-terrorism and Homeland Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction
May 03 Chapters12-13Responding to Natural Disasters, Legal Issues in Homeland Security, The Future-Issues in DHS, Review
May 10 Chapter 14 Final Due and all written work due 
 
Core Assessment:

For CJ355, the student will analyze and report on a section/bureau/division in DHS. The focus of the analysis is to examine the manner in which the section/bureau/division influences agency operations. . 

The purposes in conducting and writing this study are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, solve problems effectively, present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class. 

To complete this project, you should: 

  1. Select the agency and section/bureau/division within DHS in which you are interested.
  2. Gather materials from the agency, such as organization charts, mission statement, annual reports, staffing, and budgets.
  3. Interview persons working in the section about their job(s).
  4. Observe the activities in the section.
  5. Describe the structure, practice, and procedures of the agency and of the section you plan to analyze.
  6. Describe the procedures you will use to conduct your study including interviewing some people who work in the section.
  7. Compare similar agencies outside DHS.
  8. Describe the results of your study.
  9. Make conclusions about your findings, including the positive and negative aspects you discovered. 

Your paper must include:

  1. A cover page
  2. Introduction
  3. Methodology section
  4. Discussion
  5. Reference page
  6. Appendix which might include a summary of your interview(s) and organization charts of your agency and your section 

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, 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. 

You will present your paper in class in a manner selected by the instructor for your course.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

See Core Assessment Rubric below. Due May 10
Summary as per Park University.
The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight pages typewritten.
Utilize 8 sources.
Please analyze and report on a section/bureau/division in a criminal justice agency.
 
 
 

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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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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.

  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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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