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CJA111 Intro Crim Just Sys - Police

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Course designed to provide an overview of the role of police in society. Students will become familiar with general concepts related to law enforcement and be introduced to associated foundations and principles that comprise the criminal justice system. A range of issues and facts relevant to policing will be discussed. Included is historical development of police in America, crime data collection, police organization and structure, the police sub-culture, police and community relations, laws and constitutional limitations on authority. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
3.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 46744

From the Instructor:
Welcome to the PCC Criminal Justice online course CJA111. Your instructor for this term is WF Grace, with email: frank.grace1@pcc.edu Be sure to complete the Course Informational Quiz to avoid being listed as a No Show and dropped from the course during the first week of class. The following information will give you an overview of the course along with textbook title and what to expect from this online course. Thank you for selecting a course from the PCC Criminal Justice Program. What to expect: Weekly discussion forums Term Paper requiring interviewing a professional in your field of interest Tests covering chapter content Within the course content area you will find various resources to enhance your online experience within this course. Textbook: Introduction to Policing, Second Edition Steven M. Cox Western Illinois University William P. McCamey Western Illinois University Gene L. Scaramella Ellis University SAGE Publications, Inc Paperback ISBN: 9781452256610
Course Specific Requirements:
Course Description Course designed to provide an overview of the role of police in society. Students will become familiar with general concepts related to law enforcement and be introduced to associated foundations and principles that comprise the criminal justice system. A range of issues and facts relevant to policing will be discussed. Included is historical development of police in America, crime data collection, police organization and structure, the police sub-culture, police and community relations, laws and constitutional limitations on authority. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121. Audit available. Addendum to Course Description This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the law enforcement component of criminal justice. Information will be provided on the role of police in society, and an analysis of the structure and organization of various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Students will be provided with an insight into police work not normally provided to the general public. Examples include hiring processes, testing, background investigations and occupational opportunities. This course is designed primarily for those interested in criminal justice as a career and/or desire to learn more about the law enforcement profession. The course is a prerequisite to all 200 level classes in the Criminal Justice Program at Portland Community College. Course work may relate to, but is not limited to, texts and journals, lectures, group discussion, videos, student projects, field trips, community volunteer work and guest speakers. Intended Outcomes for the course The student will be able to: 1. Use the understanding of law enforcement history, organization and structure as a foundation to expand knowledge of related criminal justice areas such as police roles, functions and responsibilities. 2. Analyze situational conflicts involving police ethics and discretion. 3. Locate and evaluate crime trends using official data. 4. Assess the need for police response with recognition of criminal conduct versus civil matters. 5. Consider and examine situations that may impose constitutional limitations on police authority. Outcome Assessment Strategies Objective and/or subjective examinations, student projects or activities and/or written assignments. Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills) This course will address topics including, but not limited to: History, organization and process of the CJ System Nature of crime victimization History and sources of criminal law Perspectives of crime and violence Law enforcement; past, present and future Private sector enforcement and security Crime prevention and community policing Police: the roles, functions and responsibilities Discretion, ethics, culture and problems in law enforcement Searches, seizures, exclusions, detentions and arrests
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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Fees:
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Textbooks:
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
WEB » 46744 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 12-Dec-2014
Instructor: W.F. F Grace
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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