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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CJE6025
Tracking Number - 2901

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13; replace Sel Topics. Approved. Cleared Syst Concurrence 7/31/13. to SCNS 8/5/13. Approved eff 9/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-07-10
  2. Department: Criminology
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 1221000-01036-000000-0000000
  5. Contact Person: Max Bromley
  6. Phone: 8139747281
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CJE
  9. Number: 6025
  10. Full Title: Policy Organization, Behavior, and Administration
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 3
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Policy Org., Behavior, and Adm
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Graduate seminar focusing on the topics of police behavior, organization, and administration.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Replace selected topics course with permanent course numbers needed for completion of the MACJA program requirements. This course will act to enhance the professional, analytical, and problem solving skills of criminal justice practicioners currently employed in the field.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Earned doctorate/terminal degree in Criminology or a related discipline.
  29. Objectives: Discuss the current trends and issues facing the police in the United States.Discuss the idea of deviance/corruption of police and list the control systems available to deal with this problem.Discuss the hazards of police work.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Describe the historical overview and foundation of the police role in society.

    Identify the selection, training, and socialization issues in policing.

    List the management and organization concerns in policing.

    List and describe the issues facing minorities in policing.

    Compare and contrast community-based policing and problem oriented policing.

  31. Major Topics: current management and organization issues facing police to include; use of force, community based policing, and hazards of police work, policy implications
  32. Textbooks: Dunham, Roger G. and Alpert, Geoffrey P. (Editors) Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings, 6th Edition, Waveland Press, Inc., Long Grove, Illinois, 2010.

    Wexler, Chuck, Wycoff, Mary Ann, and Fischer, Craig, Good To Great Policing: Application of Business Management Principles in the Public Sector, Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, DC, June 2007.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: A., “The State of Community Policing in Small Towns and Rural Areas," Community Policing in a Rural Setting: Second Edition, Thurman and McGarrell Editors, Anderson Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2003

    Supplemental Reading: Hawkins, Jr. Carl W., “Problem Solving Auto Theft in Unincorporated Hillsborough County, Florida,” Community Policing in a Rural Setting: Second Edition, Thurman and McGarrell Editors, Anderson Publishing Company, Cincinnati,Ohio, 2003.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The criteria utilized to grade students will be:

    Analytical Report and Presentation....(25%)

    Case Study and Team Presentation......(25%)

    Quiz 1................................(20%)

    Quiz 2................................(20%)

    Class Participation and Attendance....(10%)


    Grade Scale:

    A = 92% to 100% A- = 89% to 91%

    B = 82% to 88% B- = 79% to 81%

    C = 72% to 78% C- = 69% to 71%

    D = 60% to 68% F = Below 60%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Description of Assignments:

    An analytical report of not more than 20 pages is due on February 4, 2012. The paper must be typed and will address an issue in criminal justice. On January 7, 2012, requirements for the paper will be discussed. Topics for the paper must be submitted for approval no later than January 14, 2012. An executive power point presentation of the paper will be presented in class beginning February 4, 2012.

    A case study will be presented by student teams beginning January 21, 2012. Case study requirements will be discussed on January 7, 2012, along with student team assignments. A typed outline and answers to the case study method handout will be given to the instructor and each class member at the time of the presentation.

    Two quizzes will be given during the term. The quizzes will cover all reading assignments and supplemental material. Quizzes will be comprised of short essay questions scheduled on-line January 15-17, 2012, and January 29-31, 2012.

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Make-Up Work:

    The case study, analytical report, and their presentations are due when scheduled. A student who does not turn in the assignment and/or make the presentation on time will be penalized as follows: a deduction of one letter grade for submissions and/or presentations from one to seven days late; a deduction of two letter grades for submissions and/or presentations from eight to fourteen days late; and a deduction of three letter grades for submissions and/or presentations more than two weeks late.

    Students may take the quiz early by contacting the instructor at least one week prior to the scheduled date. Make-up quizzes will be granted at the discretion of the instructor and only for legitimate emergency situations. Students must submit a written explanation along with documentation to the instructor within three days of the missed quiz. After review, the instructor may grant a make-up quiz. If a make-up is not granted, the student will receive 0% for that portion of their total grade.

    Academic Honesty:

    The field of criminal justice is based on the integrity of those working in it. It is assumed that students taking this class will live up to the highest levels of academic honesty. If the instructor has reason to believe that a student is cheating or being academically dishonest in any way, proceedings may be instituted to have the student dismissed from the program and/or the University of South Florida (see current USF Catalog). A class in which the student receives an F because of academic dishonesty is not repeatable.

  38. Program This Course Supports: MA in Criminal Justice Adminstration; Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Public Administration

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