CMRJ620 - Policing and Corrections in Homeland Security
Course Code: CMRJ620 Course ID: 4467 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course explores the evolving role of police and corrections in the homeland security enterprise. Historical, social, legal, and operational aspects are considered. Threats and strategies specific to police and correctional facilities and best practices in the field are critically assessed. Furthermore, negotiating relationships with other agencies continues to be a challenge for information sharing and dissemination between different law enforcement and correction agencies. This course examines the role the police should play in the task of preventing and responding to terror and the aftermath of terror. Special emphasis is placed on the relationships between the police and their community and how those relationships can be leveraged post 9/11.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|09/30/19 - 02/28/20||03/02/20 - 04/26/20||Winter 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|12/30/19 - 05/29/20||06/01/20 - 07/26/20||Spring 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
CO-1: Understand historical aspects of police, corrections and terrorism.
CO-2: Evaluate the role of police and correctional facilities in homeland security-related functions.
CO-3: Analyze the impact of homeland security threats on police and correctional organizations.
CO-4: Understand the challenges of balancing of civil liberties and security in policing and corrections.
CO-5: Examine the post 9/11 relationships between the police and community
CO-6: Assess the effectiveness of police counter-terrorism strategies.
The course grade is based on the following assessments:
Discussion Forums – 20 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET (Sunday 11:55 PM ET for week 1) and respond to two or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas. The initial post should be a minimum of 500 words and the replies to two students’ posts should be a minimum of 250 words each.
Progress assignment - 25 percent
This assignment is a 6-10 page (double-spaced) paper that is on a topic of your choice related to the content presented in this class.
Midterm assignment - 25 percent
This assignment is a 3-5 page (double-spaced) paper over the extent of homeland security issues within law enforcement and corrections and the prospects for effectively addressing these issues.
Final assignment – 30 percent
This assignment is a completed research paper. It is an additional 2-3 pages added to what was submitted and revised based on feedback from the progress assignment.
|Week 1||2.50 %|
|Week 2||2.50 %|
|Week 3||2.50 %|
|Week 4||2.50 %|
|Week 5||2.50 %|
|Week 6||2.50 %|
|Week 7||2.50 %|
|Week 8||2.50 %|
|Progress Assignment||25.00 %|
|Midterm Assignment||25.00 %|
|Research Paper||30.00 %|
All required readings are located under the Lessons tab in the classroom.
|Book Title:||There are no required books for this course.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.