Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Criminal Justice Program Introduction to Policing (CRIJ - 102) - Syllabus Spring 2013 (Jan 22, 2013 thru May 17, 2013)Adjunct: Shane L. Evans, MBAOffice: Bus Office 208-658-2034 Cell 208-571-7385E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.comClass Hours: Online CourseLocation: Online CourseRequired Text: Police (2nd Edition). Dempsey. John and Linda Forst- Delmar The College of Western Idaho StatementThe College of Western Idaho (CWI), a comprehensive community college, provides qualityeducational, social, cultural, economic and workforce development opportunities that meet thediverse needs of the communities it serves. CWI prepares students to lead enriched, productiveand responsible lives in a global society. Criminal Justice Program Mission StatementThe mission of the CWI Criminal Justice Program is primarily to prepare graduates to transfer asjunior-level students to four (4) year college or universities and to prepare two year graduates forentry level positions in the criminal justice field. CRIJ 102– Introduction to Policing (CWI Catalog)Course Description: A study of police behavior in urban and rural areas with an emphasis onthe police response to community change, attitudes, special interest groups, and minorityrelations.Prerequisites: CRIJ 101Criminal Justice Program Objectives: Student will…. 1. Gain understanding and a mastery of a breadth of knowledge of the discipline of criminal justice, criminal procedure and that of criminal evidence pertaining to law. 2. Gain mastery of a depth of knowledge of the discipline of criminal justice, criminal procedure and criminal evidence law.
3. Be well practiced as a critical consumer of information (critical thought). 4. Be well practiced in professional written communication (professional writing). 5. Be well prepared as a potential contributor to scientific discovery in criminal justice (scientific capability). 6. Be well prepared for upper division coursework in criminal justice (career-focused education plan). 7. Be able to express ethical and social implications in one’s social, professional and scholarly practice. 8. Be well prepared for entry level position in criminal justice (career focused plan). 9. Be able to articulate a critical perspective and strategy to understand and respond to the impact of crime on individuals and society as a whole. 10. To provide an atmosphere of learning that is free of criticism allowing students to articulate their own personal views and be tolerant of other opposing views on criminal justice issues.Course Outcomes: Assessment Students will….1. Understand the historical development of the police and police authority, and how trends in policing have changed over time.2. Know and understand the concept of community policing and how departments are trying to implement community policing models.3. Know and understand the role of discretion and ethics in policing.4. Know and understand police subcultures and how public perceptions of the police impact police self-image.5. Know and understand demography and minority issues that impact the ability of police to effectively perform police functions6. Know and understand how the law effects police behavior, and the ramifications of police violenceREGARDING ONLINE COURSESThis class is conducted entirely online. In order to successfully complete this course you musthave reliable access to a computer and the internet. You should also have a backup option (i.e.CWI computer lab). If you procrastinate your assignment to the last minute and have a computeror internet problem, it is not a valid excuse for submitting your assignment late. No assignmentswill be accepted late. Although this is an online course, it will not teach you how to use yourcomputer. You need to have a good understanding of uploading and downloading documents,
searching the internet, watching videos online, etc. You also need to be comfortable working inBlackboard as all of your assignments are there.Although most of your assignments and interactions in this course will be done via the internet,please remember this is not Face book or Twitter. This is a college course. Please do not use“texting talk” in your communications. Please refrain from using any profane or offenselanguage. I expect proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Please proofread all assignmentsfor grammar, content, and tone. Some students mistakenly believe that an online course is easierthan a traditional course. Please be aware that this is not the case. Online courses take selfdiscipline and organization. It is your responsibility to read and study the chapter and to stay ontop of all assignments. If you procrastinate in an online class, you will not be successful. It isalso important that you check Blackboard and your CWI email account often. Anyannouncements I have will be posted on Blackboard and sent to your CWI email.OUTCOMES ASSESSMENTAssessment performs a number of functions within the teaching and learning process: It givesfeedback to the student on their learning experience; it measures the performance of the student;contributes to the evaluation of effectiveness of the subject content and delivery. Assessment ofstudent learning can be conducted using a variety of available instruments and methods. Acombination of assessment approaches can be the most effective way to measure studentlearning.Assessment practices embedded in course will generate information about what and howstudents are learning. A wide range of formal and informal interaction and performanceassessment methods will be used in this course to determine whether students attained prescribededucational goals and objectives. Steps to ensure performance and understanding will beconducted by: Multiple choice examinations (Chapters) Chapter Quizzes Weekly Discussion Question responses Essay Question Responses Article/Film Response Individual Posts/Participation.STUDENT EXPECTATIONSThe student can expect about for each credit hour about 3-4 hours of preparation andassignments completion. As this is an online class and not traditional hours, please plan onapplying approximately 12-16 hours per week to be successful.ASSIGNMENTEach week we will cover select chapters. You will find the folders for each chapter under the“Course Documents” tab in Blackboard. The folder for the week will be available on Monday at9 am and close on Sunday at midnight. Although this is an online course, it is not self-paced. Allassignments have due dates and you will work on the chapters assigned.
EXAMSThe class includes a mid term and final exam. The exams will open on Monday at 9 am and mustbe taken no later than (NLT) Sunday at Midnight during designated week. These exams are openbook and open note; however, they will be timed. I would suggest that you outline the chapter ortake notes on the chapter. Each exam will have 50 questions and you will have 60 minutes tocomplete. Each exam is worth 100 points for a total of 200 points.CHAPTER QUIZZESDuring designated weeks, you will have a chapter(s) quiz (Total of 8). The quiz will open onMonday at 9 am and must be taken no later than (NLT) Sunday at Midnight. These quizzes areopen book and open note; however, they will be timed. I would suggest that you outline thechapter (s), take notes and review lecture PowerPoint’s on the chapter. Each quiz will have 10questions and you will have 12 minutes to complete. Each quiz is worth 10 points for a total of80 points.WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTSEach week you will have a weekly assignment. The primary assessment for the discussion boardweeks will be discussion question responses, essay questions, and posted responses toclassmates. Each weekly assignment is worth 30 points per week for a total of 360 points.Weekly assignments will not be accepted late. I expect correct spelling and grammar on allassignments as well as effective participation.DISCUSSION BOARDSYour weekly assignment will be a discussion board. The weekly folder will contain lecturematerials. Each week there will be two (2) discussion questions or two (2) essays posted in theDiscussion Board each week.During the DQ/IP week, the student is required to answer two (2) discussion questions per week.Additionally, each student is required to post ten (10) individual responses to other classmate’sresponses. Each discussion board is worth a total of 30 points each week.During the Essay week, the student is required to answer two (2) essay questions per week.Additionally, the essay week will have a article/film response.Please see the following Discussion Questions, Essay Questions and Individual Post Rubricregarding grading.Discussion Questions (Two (2) per week of Required Week of Posting)Each designated online week, students will answer two (2) discussion questions worth 5 pointseach that will be posted in discussion board each week. All DQ posts will be a 300 or more wordresponse to each question. All responses are due by Wednesday and Friday respectively bymidnight of each week.Rubric for DQ’sTo receive: Your post must
5 points Thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the question presented. Your post will refer to information from the text or other sources. Spelling and grammar will be correct.3-4 points Thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the question presented. Your post will refer to information from the text or other sources. Spelling and grammatical errors.2 points Answers the question presented. Minimal references to text or sources.1 point Answers the question presented. No references to text or sources.0 points Did not complete the assignment or submitted late. Late assignments will receive 0 points.Essay Question Responses (Two (2) per Week of Posting)Each designated online week, students will answer two (2) essay questions worth 10 points eachthat will be posted in discussion board each designated week. All Essay posts will be a 300 ormore word response to each question. All responses are due by Sunday midnight of each week.Rubric for Essay’sTo receive: Your post must9.0-10 points Thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the question presented. Your post will refer to information from the text or other sources. Spelling and grammar will be correct.7.0-8.0 points Thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the question presented. Your post will refer to information from the text or other sources. Spelling and grammatical errors.5.0-6.0 points Answers the question presented. Minimal references to text or sources.3.0-4.0 point Minimally answers the question presented. No references to text or sources.1.0-2.0 point Minimally answers the question presented with spelling and grammar errors. No references to text or sources.0 points Did not complete the assignment or submitted late. Late assignments will receive 0 points.Individual Posts (Ten (10) per week of Required Week of Posting)Each online week, students will post ten (10) responses worth 1 point each to other student’sresponses to DQ’s or individual posts. All posts will be a 100 or more word response. All
students are required to post 5 of the 7 days of the week with at least two (2) posts per day for atotal of ten (10) posts for the week.To receive: Your post must:1 point Thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the question posed by your classmate. Spelling and grammar will be correct..5 point Brief or incomplete answer. Spelling and grammatical errors.0 points Did not complete the assignment or submitted late. Late assignments will receive 0 points.Article/Film Responses (One (1) per Week of Posting)Each designated online week, students will provide one (1) response worth 10.0 points each thatwill be posted in discussion board each designated week. All responses will be a 300 or moreword response to each question. All responses are due by Sunday midnight of each week.The response will answer the following three questions: 1. The main idea of the article or film 2. How does the information impact the criminal justice system 3. What recommendations would you make using the information providedRubric for Article/Film ResponseTo receive: Your post must9.0-10 points Thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the question presented. Your post will refer to information from the text or other sources. Spelling and grammar will be correct.7.0-8.0 points Thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the question presented. Your post will refer to information from the text or other sources. Spelling and grammatical errors.5.0-6.0 points Answers the question presented. Minimal references to text or sources.3.0-4.0 point Minimally answers the question presented. No references to text or sources.1.0-2.0 point Minimally answers the question presented with spelling and grammar errors. No references to text or sources.0 points Did not complete the assignment or submitted late. Late assignments will receive 0 points. Grading Practices
There will two (2) examinations (Mid Term and Final) each worth 100 points during thesemester. Each exam will have 50 multiple-choice questions worth one point each. The examswill be designed to assess the course outcomes.There will eight (8) chapter quizzes each worth 10 points during the semester. Each quiz willhave 10 multiple-choice and or True/False questions worth one point each. The quizzes will bedesigned to assess the course outcomes.There will also be eight (8) weeks of Discussion Boards, (20 points each) during the semester.The boards are made up of two (2) discussion question 5 pts each (80), individual posts 10 pts(70). A grading rubric is provided.There will be seven (7) weeks of Essay Questions Responses. Each of the seven weeks will have2 essays to submit worth 15 points each or 30 points for the week with the total point value of210 points. Examinations 200 Chapter Quizzes 80 Weekly DQ and Individual Posts 160 Essays/Film-Article______________ 200__ TOTAL 640 Grading Scale: A= 576 to 640 Points (90-100 %) B= 512 to 575 (80 to 89%) C= 448 to 511 (70 to 79%) D= 384 to 447 (60 to 69%) F= 383 and less points (59 to 0 %) Note: I may allow extra credit to augment a student’s overall grade and achievement. However, this extra credit must be PRE-APPROVED and pertain to the subject matter at hand. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, a student may request extra credit to supplement a class or quiz that is missed. Again, this must be approved by the instructor prior to the acceptance of the material. Excluding a “personal emergency” each student is required to attend and complete the requirements for each class. Policies and ProceduresAttendance Policy: Attendance policy: Although I do not take attendance, per se, if I need toreport attendance (i.e. financial aid), I will do it based off of your post or submitted assignments.Instructor AvailabilityThis section is required. Please indicate how your students may contact you. Include • in person or online office hours
• expectation for returning email communication • availability by appointment • any other preferred communication methods (Course discussion board? Phone?) [Added Bullets]Behavioral Expectations:Every student has the right to a respectful learning environment. In order to provide this right toall students, students must take individual responsibility to conduct themselves in a mature andappropriate manner and will be held accountable for their behavior. Students who disrupt theclass or behave inappropriately or disrespectfully, as determined by the instructor, may be askedto leave the classroom. Instructors or Student Services has the right to create a writtenbehavioral contract with students; if a student violates a behavioral contract, they may bereleased from the course.Academic Dishonesty:All work submitted by a student must represent his/her own ideas, concepts, and currentunderstanding. All material found during research must be correctly documented to avoidplagiarism. Cheating or plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and violations may result indisciplinary action ranging from failure of the assignment to failure of the course. Repeated actsof academic dishonesty may have more severe institutional ramifications.Late Policy:It is expected that student take exams and participate in discussion boards as scheduled. In caseof a personal emergency (determined by the instructor), the instructor has the option to reissuethe exam or determine another course of action (giving the test or exam on an alternate date).Make up exams will be a “case by case” scenario, determined by the instructor. Make up testand exams will not be allowed for UNEXCUSED absences. Writing assignments are due onthe dates scheduled.Drop Policy:It is the student’s responsibility to drop the course. Students are responsible for adding anddropping courses. At the end of the first week of class, faculty may perform faculty initiated dropfor non-attendance. Beyond the first week, it is the student’s responsibility to drop any coursehe/she does not intend to finish. Students who stop attending a course without filing a droprequest will receive a grade of F.End of Course Electronic Evaluation: To help instructors continually improve courses,students are required to complete anonymous online evaluations for each course. The evaluationprocess opens two weeks before the end of the course and close the last day of class.CWI E-mail and Blackboard Accounts:All registered CWI students receive a college email and Bb account. Every course at CWI has aBb component. In order to avoid missing important messages and deadlines, students mustaccess both accounts frequently. All communication will be through CWI accounts only.
Bb can be accessed through the icon on CWI’s home page: www.cwidaho.cc. Email can beaccessed through the login page at http://mail.live.com. Your default password for both Bb andemail accounts will be the first letter of your firstname in CAPS + first letter of your last name inCAPS + “logon” in lower-case letters + last 4 digits of your SSN; if you don’t have a SSN, thenuse the last 4 digits of your student ID number (Ex: Jonathan Smith’s password would beJSlogon1234).Special AccommodationsStudents with disabilities who believe that they may qualify for accommodations in this class areencouraged to contact the One Stop Student Services Center and discuss the possibleaccommodations with an Enrollment Specialist. If you have a diagnosed Learning Disability,please initiate this contact as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations areimplemented in a timely fashion. Please contact the One Stop Student Services at 562-3000 orRoom 107 – CWI Main Campus.Library and Research SupportFor students needing help with research projects, CWI Library is ready and willing to assist. TheLibrary provides a wide variety of services and resources from print and ebooks to onlineresearch databases and streaming video. Get help in person, by phone, by email, or by using the24/7 online chat service. The Library will even purchase books you request and mail them toyour home! Learn more at http://cwidaho.cc/library.Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)All records related to this course are confidential and will not be shared with anyone, includingparents, spouses, etc. without a signed privacy release form. If you wish to have informationfrom your records shared with others, you must provide written request/authorization to the One-Stop Office.SHANE L EVANS, ADJUNCTCRIMINAL JUSTICECOLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO