1 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 1 CJAD 451 B Management of Criminal Justice Agencies June 2015 Session June 1 July 25, 2015 Course Description Examines criminal justice agencies within the context of current management principles, organizational theory, and administrative practices. Prerequisite: CJAD 101 and junior standing Proctored Exams: -- None Textbooks Swanson, Charles R., Leonard Territo and Robert W. Taylor. Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behavior, 8 th edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Publishing Co. / Pearson Education, 2012 ISBN-13: Recommended, but not required: Perrin. Pocket Guide to APA Style, 3 rd ed., Wadsworth Publishing, ISBN-13: Textbooks for the course may be ordered from MBS Direct. You can order online at (be sure to select Online Education rather than your home campus before selecting your class) by phone at For additional information about the bookstore, visit Course Overview Welcome to Management of Criminal Justice Agencies (CJAD 451) online. This course is designed to examine the purposes, goals, and functions of management principles. The material is presented from a traditional, legal, criminological, historical, and social systems perspective. Students will develop an understanding of the philosophy of practical operations in each phase of criminal justice management. Personnel issues and the impact of internal and external influences within agencies are also addressed. The student should, upon completion, be able to explain current management principles, organizational theory, and administrative practices as they relate to the Criminal Justice System. Each week we will focus on a different issue encountered in the criminal justice system. Through discussions, quizzes, and written assignments, we will examine criminal justice management issues, procedures, and court decisions that have molded and changed our criminal justice system. These are reinforced and expanded through our textbook. We will reference discussion assignments from our text, Internet searches, libraries, and interviews with individuals employed or retired from the CJ field.
2 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 2 Technology Requirements Participation in this course will require the basic technology for all online classes at Columbia College: A computer with reliable Internet access, a web browser, Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office or another word processor such as Open Office. You can find more details about standard technical requirements for our courses on our site. Course Objectives To understand and appreciate the history and evolution of management theory and practice. To gain experience with the common terminology, methods and theories used and applied by managers in the criminal justice system. To understand the roles and functions served by managers of public agencies and to distinguish the practical and legal differences between management of public entities as compared to management of private firms. To apply competing methods and theories to real and hypothetical problems faced by managers in the criminal justice system. To facilitate development of practical, conceptual and empirical tools for enhancing the performance of managers of criminal justice organizations. To demonstrate critical thinking, research and writing skills on management issues. Measurable Learning Outcomes Describe the history and development of management theory. Explain the differences between management practices in public organizations as compared to private firms. Distinguish between the concepts of management and leadership. Describe the skills necessary for effective management. Interpret, recognize and apply important legal issues faced by managers in criminal justice organizations. Describe and evaluate the importance of ethical issues principles in managing in criminal justice organizations. Explain current management problems and issues. Explain the basic organizational structure of criminal justice entities and the constraints which organizational structure imposes on management practices. Describe the role of politics and political affiliation in managing criminal justice entities. Identify and apply the important guidelines involved with employee selection and termination. Analyze and apply the tools developed for use of managers of criminal justice entities. Explain, evaluate and apply important theories and skills regarding management issues.
3 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 3 Appraise current literature, materials and developments regarding management of criminal justice agencies. Grading Grading Scale GRADE POINTS PERCENT A B C D F Grade Weights ASSIGNMENT POINTS PERCENT s (8) Dropbox Assignments (8) (8) Term Paper Total Schedule of Due Dates WEEK ASSIGNMENT POINTS DUE
4 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e Term Paper 100 Thursday 40 Assignment Overview You should expect to complete a minimum of 10 hours per week studying and participating: 5 hours of reading/studying and 5 hours of discussion or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving , navigating and conducting research. : posts are informal; you do not have to use capitalization to begin sentences. There are no penalties for misspellings, incomplete sentences or other violations of grammatical rules, except for abbreviations used in text messaging. Referencing discussion assignments from Internet site research will improve the student s score. Students must reply to at least two other student posts by Friday of each. s begin at 12:01am the week assigned, and need to be submitted by 11:59 pm of the Wednesday of that week. Postings submitted after this date will be penalized 3 points and an additional 1 point for everyday late thereafter. Make sure you are reading a majority of the other student s posts. For example if there are 100 discussion posts I expect you to read 100 posts. No posts at all no points at all no matter how many were read. Dropbox Assignment: ***MUST COMPLETE THE PLAGIARISM TUTORIAL QUIZ PRIOR TO THE FIRST DROPBOX SUBMISSION*** Dropbox Assignments are formal, written assignments that are designed to help you expand on an important concept(s) for that week. Complete the assignment using Microsoft Word (or a compatible program) and submit it via the appropriate Dropbox folder. It is your responsibility to ensure that I receive your assignment on time and in a format that I can open. Term Paper: You will be responsible for one term paper written as a memo. Begin by researching the Congress of the United States/Cabinet-Department of Homeland Security at However, there are numerous sites where Homeland Security issues are discussed which may also assist you in your research for this assignment. Examine the arguments for the existence of this department and the concepts and information provided in your text and this course. Also consider the question Is the feeling of heightened security worth the risk of eroding our individual Constitutional rights and freedoms? Then, provide your opinions to the President on how this Criminal Justice Agency is structured and whether or not it is effectively managed. The paper must be 5-7 pages in length, double-spaced, written in the memorandum (To/From) format, and prepared using Microsoft Word (or a compatible program). Make sure your name appears on all pages. Sources may be cited from an in-text citation, and/or a bibliography resources list. For further information on citing sources, please refer to Pocket Guide to APA Style by Perrin (recommended text). zes: ***MUST COMPLETE THE PLAGIARISM TUTORIAL QUIZ PRIOR TO THE FIRST DROPBOX SUBMISSION*** Each week a new quiz covering specific chapters will be posted in the zes area. zes are 40 minutes in duration and require you to answer a variety of questions. I encourage you to keep notes on each chapter as utilizing an open book will certainly exhaust your time limit.
5 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 5 Course Schedule Week 1 The Evolution of Police Administration/Policing Today Chapters 1 & 2 Website: LAPD Crime Maps and COMPSTAT Website: Office of Community Orientated Policing Service Website: Crime Reduction SARA Introduce yourself in a discussion topic message to the instructor. Please give us more than your name. Include your profession; hobbies, interest in criminal justice, and any other information that can help us get to know you. Also as a second question please answer is the concept of "Community Policing" new or is it simply a return to policing of the past? Postings due by midnight Wednesday. Define Compstat. What is its origin and how do the New York and Los Angeles Police Departments implement and evaluate its performance? Define community oriented policing. Is Community Oriented Policing utilized in your community? List and describe the five policing strategies utilized today. Please complete 1, which covers material from Chapters 1 & 2, in the zes area by midnight. Week 2 Intelligence, Terrorism and Homeland Security/Politics and Police Administration Chapters 3 & 4 Audio: Experts Explore How to Define Terrorism Act PDF: How Prepared are State and Local Law Enforcement for Terrorism Article: Mapp v. Ohio, Summary and Oral Argument How do you define terrorism? How does the text define the four typologies of terrorism? Postings due by midnight Wednesday. List and discuss, in detail, the Intelligence Process and Cycle. How do the authors differentiate between Politics and politics What is the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Mapp v. Ohio (1966)
6 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 6 Term Paper Please complete 2, which covers material from Chapters 3 & 4, in the zes area by midnight. Start on your Term Paper now by researching the Congress of the United States / Cabinet - Department of Homeland Security and by considering whether or not this Criminal Justice Agency is effectively managed. The term paper is due at midnight on Thursday of Week 8. Note: There are numerous sites where Homeland Security issues are discussed which may also assist you in your research for this assignment. Week 3 Organizational Theory/Organizational Design Chapters 5 & 6 Video: Interview with Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks Article: Politics and Police Work What does the acronym POSDCORB stand for, and what is its importance as a manager? Postings due by midnight Wednesday. Define and discuss theory X and theory Y management styles. What are four types of organizational design found in police agencies, make sure you discuss each. What are the essential differences between line and staff assignments in police agencies? Make sure you discuss each. Please complete 3, which covers material from Chapters 5 & 6, in the zes area by midnight. Week 4 Leadership/Planning and Decision Making Chapters 7 & 8 Article: Making Ethical Decisions: A Practical Model Video: Richard Brookhiser on the Leadership of George Washington Click on the site below. Let me know in your discussion response what you think. Can this help with your classes and your career needs? National Criminal Justice Reference Service at Postings due by midnight Wednesday.
7 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 7 Identify and discuss five (5) major management styles from the managerial grid. List and discuss the three major decision making models List the steps and rationale that decision makers should take when confronted with an ethical issue. Please complete 4, which covers material from Chapters 7 & 8, in the zes area by midnight. Week 5 Human Resource Management and Organizational and Interpersonal Communication Chapters 9 & 10 Article: Promotional Process Video: Succeeding at an Assessment Center Why is it critical in police agencies that effective communication exists at all levels? Postings due by midnight Wednesday. List and describe the four (4) types of organizational communications. Make sure you discuss each one thoroughly. List and discuss the major functions of the Human Resource Unit. What is the definition and advantages of an assessment center for appointment and promotion? Please complete 5, which covers material from Chapters 9 & 10, in the zes area by midnight. Week 6 Labor Relations/Financial Management Chapters 11 & 12 Video: Broken Arrow Police Department s Leadership Team Video: What is a Grievance? Why is budgeting important? Postings due by midnight Wednesday.
8 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 8 What is the typical sequence of events involved in the grievance process? Make sure you discuss each one thoroughly. What are the things police leaders do to limit the possibility of job actions by uniformed officers? Discuss and describe a line item, program and performance budget. Please complete 6, which covers material from Chapters 11 & 12, in the zes area by midnight. Course Evaluations Please evaluate the course. You will be able to submit your course evaluation between Sunday of Week 5 and Thursday of Week 7. A link will be sent to your CougarMail that will allow you to access the evaluation. Week 7 Stress and Police Personnel / Legal Aspects of Police Administration Chapters 13 & 14 : Video: Police Suicide Prevention Audio: Police Coping with Stress During Katrina Efforts Why are police today more prone to stress than individuals in many other occupations? Postings due by midnight Wednesday. List and discuss the warning signs of severe stress and suicide? List and discuss each phase of a critical incident and ways individuals respond. List and describe the negligent theories applicable to police supervisors and management. Please complete 7, which covers material from Chapters 13 & 14, in the zes area by midnight. Week 8 Organizational Change and the Future Chapter 15 Article: Strategic Management in Policing Video: Resistance to Change What factors do you think are important in deciding, as chief executive, when to institute change in your organization? Postings due by midnight Wednesday.
9 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 9 Identify and discuss the eight (8) reoccurring reasons that change occurs in law enforcement agencies. List and describe when should change be initiated and when should it not be initiated? List and describe the three (3) categories of change resistance? Term Paper Please submit your Term Paper to the correct Dropbox folder by midnight Thursday. Please complete 8, which covers material from Chapter 15, in the zes area by midnight. Course Policies Student Conduct Plagiarism All Columbia College students, whether enrolled in a land-based or online course, are responsible for behaving in a manner consistent with Columbia College's Student Conduct Code and Acceptable Use Policy. Students violating these policies will be referred to the office of Student Affairs and/or the office of Academic Affairs for possible disciplinary action. The Student Code of Conduct and the Computer Use Policy for students can be found in the Columbia College Student Handbook. The Handbook is available online; you can also obtain a copy by calling the Student Affairs office (Campus Life) at The teacher maintains the right to manage a positive learning environment, and all students must adhere to the conventions of online etiquette. Your grade will be based in large part on the originality of your ideas and your written presentation of these ideas. Presenting the words, ideas, or expression of another in any form as your own is plagiarism. Students who fail to properly give credit for information contained in their written work (papers, journals, exams, etc.) are violating the intellectual property rights of the original author. For proper citation of the original authors, you should reference the appropriate publication manual for your degree program or course (APA, MLA, etc.). Violations are taken seriously in higher education and may result in a failing grade on the assignment, a grade of "F" for the course, or dismissal from the College. Collaboration conducted between students without prior permission from the instructor is considered plagiarism and will be treated as such. Spouses and roommates taking the same course should be particularly careful. All required papers may be submitted for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers may be included in the Turnitin.com reference database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism. This service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Turnitin.com site. Non-Discrimination There will be no discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, political affiliation, veteran status, age, physical handicap, or marital status. Disability Services Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the Coordinator for Disability Services at (573) Until the student has been
10 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 10 cleared through the disability services office, accommodations do not have to be granted. If you are a student who has a documented disability, it is important for you to read the entire syllabus before enrolling in the course. The structure or the content of the course may make an accommodation not feasible. Online Participation You are expected to read the assigned texts and participate in the discussions and other course activities each week. Assignments should be posted by the due dates stated on the grading schedule in your syllabus. If an emergency arises that prevents you from participating in class, please let your instructor know as soon as possible. Attendance Policy Attendance for a week will be counted as having submitted a course assignment for which points have been earned during that week of the session or if the proctoring information has been submitted or the plagiarism quiz taken if there is no other assignment due that week. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday (except for Week 8, when the week and the course will end on at midnight). The course and system deadlines are all based on the Central Time Zone. Cougar All students are provided a CougarMail account when they enroll in classes at Columbia College. You are responsible for monitoring from that account for important messages from the College and from your instructor. You may forward your Cougar account to another account; however, the College cannot be held responsible for breaches in security or service interruptions with other providers. Students should use for private messages to the instructor and other students. The class discussions are for public messages so the class members can each see what others have to say about any given topic and respond. Late Assignment Policy An online class requires regular participation and a commitment to your instructor and your classmates to regularly engage in the reading, discussion and writing assignments. Although most of the online communication for this course is asynchronous, you must be able to commit to the schedule of work for the class for the next eight weeks. You must keep up with the schedule of reading and writing to successfully complete the class. Late discussion posts and weekly Dropbox assignments (with the exception of the term paper) will have 3 points deducted immediately and 1 point each late day thereafter. The term paper will lose 30 points deducted immediately and 10 points each late day thereafter. Late assignments may receive zero credit after delayed posting. Course Evaluation You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course near the end of the session. Course evaluations will open on Sunday of Week 5 and will remain open until Thursday of Week 7. A link will be sent to your CougarMail that will allow you to access the evaluation. Be assured that the evaluations are anonymous and that your instructor will not be able to see them until after final grades are submitted.
11 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 11 Additional Resources Orientation for New Students This course is offered online, using course management software provided by Desire2Learn and Columbia College. The Student Manual provides details about taking an online course at Columbia College. You may also want to visit the course demonstration to view a sample course before this one opens. Technical Support If you have problems accessing the course or posting your assignments, contact your instructor, the Columbia College Helpdesk, or the D2L Helpdesk for assistance. Contact information is also available within the online course environment ex Online Tutoring Smarthinking is a free online tutoring service available to all Columbia College students. Smarthinking provides real-time online tutoring and homework help for Math, English, and Writing. The Writing Center can be used for writing assistance in any course. Smarthinking also provides access to live tutorials in writing and math, as well as a full range of study resources, including writing manuals, sample problems, and study skills manuals. You can access the service from wherever you have a connection to the Internet. I encourage you to take advantage of this free service provided by the college. Access Smarthinking through CougarTrack under Students->Academics->Academic Resources. Grading Criteria s Rubric for s Criteria Description Points Content Posting is complete, concise and relevant to the question posed. The posting shows that the student completed and understands the week s reading assignment. The posting encourages conversation by posing 10 new questions, ideas or perspectives. Sources are cited where appropriate. Response A response to at least two other student posts is required. Responses must be substantive and help extend the discussion. A good response may provide more evidence to prove a point given, offer constructive 10 criticism to encourage stronger analysis/research from your classmates, or pose a question to promote further discussion. Reading Read a majority of your fellow student s posts. 100 to 90 percent read full credit. 70 to 89 percent read 3 points off, 50 to 69 percent read 6 points off, less than 49 percent read 10 points off. 10
12 Columbia College Online Campus P a g e 12 Total 30 Dropbox Assignments Rubric for Dropbox Assignments Criteria Description Points Content Contains correct solutions to the problems, complete answers, fully answers the required question or fully explores the listed 27 topic Organization Clearly defined points, exceptional organization, including sentence structure, transitions/headings and paragraph 1 development Diction Diction is fitting, lively and consistent, up-to-date, accurate, recitations of applicable law used in support of the points 1 asserted in the answer Mechanics Free from spelling and grammatical errors 1 Total 30 Term Paper Rubric for Term Paper Criteria Description Points Content Contains correct solutions to the problems, complete answers, fully answers the required question, shows collaboration regarding crucial issues that were addressed in the Dropbox 50 Assignments Organization Clearly defined points, exceptional organization, including sentence structure, transitions/headings and paragraph development 25 In memorandum format Diction Diction is fitting, lively and consistent, up-to-date, accurate, recitations of applicable law used in support of the points 15 asserted in the answer Mechanics Free from spelling and grammatical errors 5-7 pages in length and double-spaced 10 Properly cites sources Total 100
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