(The following required and recommended readings are hyperlinked off the different module pages website)
Required Supplemental Readings:
· Your Source for Law Enforcement IT Guidance, The Police Chief, Technology Talk, May 20
· Introduction to Wireless Data, Broadbeam White Paper, 2003
· When They Can’t Talk, Lives Are Lost, National Institute for Justice
· 800 MHz Public Safety Interference: The Consensus Plan, The Police Chief, Technology Talk, October 2003.
· Your Source for Law Enforcement IT Guidance, The Police Chief, Technology Talk, May 2003
· Radio Spectrum, Executive Technology Brief, National Institute for Justice
· Intranets: A New Tool for Corrections Managers, Ned Benton, Corrections Managers' Report, October/November 1996
· Introduction to Wireless Data, Broadbeam Corporation, Trenton, New Jersey, 2000
· Improving Public Safety through Justice Information Sharing, National Governor's Association,
A Center for Best Practices, February 2004
· Public Safety and the Interoperability Challenge Public Safety and the Interoperability, Smith, Brenna and
Tom Tolman, AGILE, April 2000
· Crime Analysis in America: Findings and Recommendations, Timothy C. O'Shea, Ph.D.
· DNA Testing: Foolproof? CBS News 60 Minutes
· A Beginner's Primer on the Investigation of Forensic Evidence, Kruglick, Kim
· Can Wiretaps Remain Cost Effective? Hanson, Robin
· History Repeated: The Dangers of Domestic Spying by Federal Law Enforcement, ACLU, 2007
Through the forum you will be able to participate and establish a dialogue with tutorial learners in this course as well as other courses being taught by your instructor. To receive full credit for participation you must answer each discussion question and respond to at least one other learner/student in the same discussion question. Minimally, you will complete two posts on the forum during each module. Specific information on logging into the forum is found on the module one page. Each module of instructions contains a hyperlink to the proper question. Superior responses to discussion questions (the grade A) will be those responses that not only incorporate the primary text, but also the supplemental readings, additional research and the learner’s personal experiences. It is not enough to just answer the question, you must find connections.
Try This Exercises
In addition to recording what happened, you should also analyze the exercise. Ask yourself: How is this useful to criminal justice practitioners? What management, social or ethical issues are involved in the use of this technology?
Learners are required to prepare typed, 3-5 page paper on a course related issue (Fragmentation, Community Policing, or Situational Crime Prevention). At a minimum, it is expected that the learners will produce an academically sound and properly formatted work (APA format is strongly encouraged); with a minimum of three sources, not including the text book. The papers will be graded on content as well as exposition. Superior papers will incorporate management and supervision issues as well as a discussion the impact of technology in the area chosen.
The final three chapters of the primary text book will be used as broad outline for the Session/Semester project. Your task is to produce an eight to ten page analysis of the topic you choose. The three board areas of inquiry are: Personnel and Training; Implementing and Managing Technology; and, Emerging and Future Technologies. At a minimum, the paper should be 8-10 pages in length with 8-10 references. The book may be used as a reference.
In addition to being in properly formatted (APA is strongly encouraged), the paper should address the following under these specific headings:
Impact of Technology
Outcomes and Consequences (intended and un-intended)
the Session/Semester you are required to submit certain parts of your
1. Module One: One paragraph describing the topic you have chosen;
2. Module Two: Expanded bibliography. An expanded bibliography details your source and describes in three or four sentences how that source will be used in your paper.
3. Module Three: As an option, you may submit a draft of your paper during Module Three. If you are having difficulty writing the paper or understanding the directions, this is the time to seek assistance. The draft option is only available during Module Three.
4. Module Four: Submit final paper.
The websites for review can be found on that page. For this assignment, choose five of the websites. Write a one-page management briefing paper on each. Presume for this assignment that your supervisor has directed you to review these five sites and that you are to brief your agency’s chief executive on website. What information is critical for your agency’s chief executive?
Exams one and two will consist of 50 multiple choice, true-false or short answer questions. All of the material in the exams will come from the primary text and will be cumulative. The exams will be sent via email and should be returned via US Mail.
69% and Under
Papers and Assignments:
Note: All assignments, particularly forum postings are due on or before the stated dates. Late assignments will lose one letter grade.
|Due Dates Fall 2009|
|Session I||Session II||Go To|
|August 31, 2009||October 26, 2009||Session Begins|
|September 11, 2009||November 6, 2009||Module One|
|September 25, 2009||November 11, 2009||Module Two|
|October 9, 2009||December 4, 2009||Module Three|
|October 21, 2009||December 16, 2009||Module Four|
|October 24, 2009||December 19, 2009||Session Ends|
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