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					                   West Hills College Coalinga
                    Course Revision Packet
Course Name/Title: AOJ 1 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Originator: J.R. Bart
Date: 03/10/05
                    Checklist:
                                  Course Revision Proposal Form
                                  Course Outline
                                  Distance Education Statement
                                  Learning Resources Statement
                                  Adopted Textbook Form
                                  Prerequisite Form A
                                  Prerequisite Form B
                                  Prerequisite Form C
                                  Prerequisite Form D
                                  Prerequisite Form E
                                  Limitations on Enrollment Justification
                                  Faculty Signatures

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Curriculum Department Representative (required)                Articulation Officer (required if transferable)



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Dean of Learning Resources (required)                          Director of Information Technology Services (requires ITS resources)



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Chief Instructional Officer Coalinga (required)                Associate Dean of Vocational Education (required if Voc Ed)



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College Curriculum Committee                      (approved)   Chief Instructional Officer Lemoore (required if offered in Lemoore)



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District Curriculum Committee                     (reviewed)   West Hills Community College District Board of Trustees




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                                                    COURSE REVISION FORM
                                                     West Hills Community College District


Initiated by:         J.R. Bart                                                                      Date:       04/20/04

Department:           Social Science/Public Service

Course Name and #:               AOJ 1                              Title:       Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Change(s):


           Number
           Title
           Prerequisite
           Units
           Catalog Description Update
           Grading Option
           Prefix
           Deletion
           Textbook change
           Five Year Review
           Content has been evaluated and updated. Yes                              or No
           Other
           Significant Change - Does this change affect the course content to the degree a student could retake the course?
           Yes         or No


From:


To: (Write new information here for any changes checked above.)

Justification: (Reason(s) for the above changes.)




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                                 Course Outline with Guidelines
                                                                                   Date:    04/20/04

Department:        Social Science/ Public Service

Course Name & Number:             AOJ 1

Course Title:       Introduction to Criminal Justice

Units:         3
Grading option (select one):               Standard Grading Only             Credit/No Credit Only
                                           Standard Grading/Credit/No Credit
Course Can be Taught Short Term            Yes      No
Justification to not teach short term:
Materials Fee:     $
Full Semester Lec Hours:   3        /wk. Short Term Lec Hours:                 6           / 9            wks.
Full Semester Lab Hours:            /wk. Short Term Lab Hours:                             /              wks.
How many times may this course be taken for credit? 1

1.        PREREQUISITE(S): None

          and/or

          ADVISORY(S): None


2.        CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
          AOJ 1 is the history and philosophy of justice as it evolved throughout the world. This
          course is an in-depth study of the American system and the various subsystems; roles and
          role expectations of criminal justice agents in their interrelationships in society. AOJ 1
          examines concepts of crime causations, punishments and rehabilitation; ethics, education
          and training for professionalism in the social system. (AA, CSU, UC)

3.        INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES (Use measurable objectives only):
          Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
          A. describe the development of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections in today’s
             society.
          B. describe the foundations of present day law.
          C. identify the United States Constitutional Amendments applicable to the Criminal Justice
             System.
          D. explain various concepts of crime causation, victimology and treatment.
          E. explain various career options in the Administration of Justice.
          F. explain the role and the interrelationship of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections
             with the community at large.

4.        COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units):
          A.   ORIENTATION
               1. Attendance, expectations of performance, proper study habits
               2. Testing, grading policies, objective and essay tests
               3. The criminal justice system in our society

          B.       OVERVIEW OF THE SYSTEM
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               1. Philosophy of the contemporary system, the adversarial approach
               2. The legal foundations of crime
               3. The evolution of social control

          C.   EVOLUTION OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF JUSTICE
               1. The foundation of law - ancient
               2. Background of the American system of justice – legal-social
               3. Development and evolution of the subsystems

          D.   THE EXPLANATION OF CONTEMPORARY CRIME
               1. Concepts of crime causation
               2. Criminal victimology and fear of crime
               3. The role of discretion in criminal processes

          E.   THE SCOPE OF THE CRIME PROBLEM
               1. Sources of crime data
               2. Volumes and rates of criminal activity
               3. Crime classification systems

          F.   THE DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS
               1. From the English model and other international heritage
               2. Emerging law enforcement systems in the United States
               3. Contemporary law enforcement systems, public-private

          G.   ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS
               1. International and national
               2. State structure and operation
               3. Local

          H.   INNOVATIONS AND ROLE EXPECTATIONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
               PERSONNEL
               1. Constitutional provisions – effects of legal interpretations
               2. Emphasis upon order maintenance
               3. Changes in patrol and investigative methodology

          I.   STRUCTURE AND ROLE OF COURTS
               1. Federal
               2. State and Local
               3. Court officers – roles and expectations

          J.   PROSECUTOR’S ROLE IN THE COURT SYSTEM
               1. U.S. Attorneys – expanded federal role
               2. State and local
               3. Prosecution problems, plea bargaining, law enforcement liaison

          K.   STRUCTURE AND PURPOSE OF THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM
               1. Contemporary correctional philosophy
               2. Institutional corrections
               3. Problems within the different prison systems

          L.   PROBATION, PAROLE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
               1. Private sector impact on the system
               2. New innovations in probation
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                 3. Special problems of parole

          M.     THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
                 1. Background and history
                 2. Contemporary thought on juvenile justice
                 3. Cases and the juvenile process

          N.     INNOVATIONS AND CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY
                 1. Field command and control systems
                 2. Laboratory devices, fingerprints computer, the alcohol intoxilizer, etc.
                 3. Communications and reporting

          O.     PROFESSIONALIZATION OF PERSONNEL
                 1. The struggle to professionalize – 1960 - present
                 2. Social change and challenge
                 3. The current state of the American Criminal Justice System

          P.     SPECIAL PROBLEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
                 1. Traffic enforcement and control
                 2. Criminal investigations
                 3. Specialized investigations

          Q.     REVIEW OF COURSE OBJECTIVES
                 Final examination


5.        INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGIES (instructor initiated learning strategies):
          A. Required reading of text and supplemental handout materials
          B. Class lectures presentations utilizing supplemental text, publications, and personal
          experience
          C. Audio/Visual presentations
          D. Utilization of internet web sites applicable to topic matter
          E. Utilization of library resources

6.        MULTIPLE METHODS OF EVALUATION (measurements of student achievement):
          A. Examinations (multiple choice, terminology, essay, spelling, true. false)
          B. Homework/research assignments (written essay/ exercises)
          C. Participation

7.        WRITING ASSIGNMENTS/PROFICIENCY DEMONSTRATION:
          A. Homework/research assignments (written essay/exercises)
          B. Essay questions included in tests (mid-term and final)

8.        ASSIGNMENTS THAT DEMONSTRATE CRITICAL THINKING
           (use detail when describing student assignments and state in cognitive terms):
          Homework/Research Assignments – Students are given essay questions which require them
          to demonstrate an understanding of the different components of the Criminal Justice
          System. For example, students may be asked to discuss the changes that occurred in the
          arrest procedure after Miranda.

9.        ASSIGNMENTS, METHODOLOGIES, OR OTHER EXAMPLES OF HOW CULTURAL
          PLURALISM IS ADDRESSED:

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          Throughout this course the instructor explains the various cultural influences on laws and
          the criminal justice system. Throughout this course the student is exposed to various cultural
          influences within the context of the law and its application in today’s society.

10.       REQUIRED EXTRA CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:
          None




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Distance Education Statement
 Course Number and Title:            AOJ 1 Introduction to Criminal Justice

 Initiated by:      J.R. Bart

 Date:         03/10/05


          The department does not recommend this course be taught via distance education at this time.

          Justification:


The following must be completed for the delivery of this course via distance education technology as an
addition to the original course outline:
(A textbook form will need to be completed if text differs from the original course).

1. What distance education modality is being proposed for the delivery of this course?

     Video Conference                    Hybrid (Mix of Traditional/Online)                        Online (100% Online)

2. What strategies will be employed for effective contact between instructor and students to assure
   learning outcomes, as specified in the course outline, are met?
   Video Conference – The instructor will alternate teaching at each campus the course is taught.
   Online – The instructor will use email and the Blackboard discussion board to insure
   communications with the instructor and students.

3. Are there any specific requirements for the delivery of this course? Yes    No
   Please explain: When the course is taught as a Hybrid, the class will need to be scheduled with
access to a computer lab during class time.


4. Provide an analysis of any additional cost factors that may be involved in offering this course:

Course Licensing:                       License Fee
                                        Per Student Fee

Proctor/Technician:                     Coalinga                                        X                X                    =
                                                                           hours            days               rate
                                        Lemoore                                         X                X                    =
                                                                           hours            days               rate
                                        Firebaugh                                       X                X                    =
                                                                           hours            days               rate
Video Duplication:                                                                      X                X                    =
                                                                           hours            copies             cost
Computer
Hardware/Software:

Other:

                                                                                            Total =
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                                    Curriculum Technical Review Committee
                                               Comment Sheet

Learning Resources Statement
          Catalog Change
          Five Year Review

Course Title and Number or Discipline:     AOJ 1 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Department :               Social Science/Public Service                                                     Ext.    2605

The holdings of the LRC collection in the subject area(s) related to the proposed new/revised course/discipline have
been reviewed.

         The LRC has sufficient resources presently available for support of this course/discipline.

         The LRC resources are not presently adequate to support this course/discipline. Additional needed items have
         been identified and should be purchased.


Comments:




Learning Resources Statement
It is the policy of the West Hills Community College District to ensure that every course offered in the college
curriculum is supported with a basic collection of materials and to ensure that the campus libraries are used by
faculty and students in the teaching and learning process. Library research assignments are effective means to teach
critical thinking. An essential outcome of each course in the curriculum, and fundamental to critical thinking and
self-directed learning, is the skill to find information and conduct library research.

When a new course or program is being developed, the faculty responsible should work with library faculty to
review collection adequacy and recency and to recommend purchase of materials which will support the course(s).
Accordingly, for every new/revised course or program proposed, a library collection survey must be completed and
signed by the course originator and the college librarian. Also, to maintain currency, a survey must be completed for
each discipline as part of the five year curriculum review. This above summary will be attached to and filed with the
course syllabus.

The purpose of the resources survey is:
    1) To allow the course originator to become familiar with the library holdings in the subject area.
    2) To inform the library staff of new additions to the curriculum so that supporting materials can be acquired
        before offering the course.
    3) To guide the district to build an effective library budget.
    4) To enable the instructor to integrate library assignments into new courses offered.

While survey completion is required, there are no standards for course or program support that the LRC must meet
before a new course is approved or a five year program review is completed.




            Attach this sheet to final packet when submitted to Curriculum Committee for review.

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                                 Curriculum Technical Review Committee
                                            Comment Sheet

                                  WEST HILLS COLLEGE COALINGA
                                   ADOPTED TEXTBOOK FORM

Course Name, Number & Title:       AOJ 1 Introduction to Criminal Justice
1.   Recommended textbook(s):

     A. Title:  Introduction to Criminal Justice
        Edition: 3rd                                          ISBN #: 0-07-824928-7
        Author(s):     Robert M Bohm & Keith N. Haley
        Publisher:     Glencoe McGraw - Hill
        Required                   Optional
        Readability level: 12.0                   (Attach readability materials to original.)

     B. Title:
         Edition:                                                           ISBN #:
         Author(s):
         Publisher:
         Required                        Optional
         Readability level:                                   (Attach readability materials to original.)
2.   Supplemental text(s):

     A. Title:
        Edition:                                                            ISBN #:
        Author(s):
        Publisher:
        Required                         Optional
        Readability level:                                    (Attach readability materials to original.)

     B. Title:
         Edition:                                                           ISBN #:
         Author(s):
         Publisher:
         Required                        Optional
         Readability level:                                   (Attach readability materials to original.)

          Required                       Optional
          Readability level:                                  (Attach readability materials to original.)




            Attach this sheet to final packet when submitted to Curriculum Committee for review.

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                                      Curriculum Technical Review Committee
                                                 Comment Sheet

Readability
AOJ 1 Introduction to Corrections

Introduction to Criminal Justice 3rd Edition, by Robert M. Bohm and Keith N. Haley

Pg. 4
1.1 Crime in the United States
    Every day we read about crime in newspapers, magazines, and news programs. We also see crimes on TV
    docudramas and on such popular show as the fictional NYBD Blues, Law and Order, and Homicide and the
    reality- based America’s Most Wanted, Cops, and Unsolved Mysteries. There is also Court TV, an entire
    network devoted to crime and justice issues. Crime is also a favorite subject of movies and novels.
    Unfortunately, some of us encounter crime more directly as victims. We cannot escape the subject of crime in
    our everyday lives.
         However, the crimes presented by the media are usually more sensational than the crimes routinely
    committed. Some of the top crime news stories in the United States for 2000 (through mid-July) were as follows;
          On January 19, Michael Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Senator Robert F.
              Kennedy, was charged with the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old neighbor. Skakel was 15
              years old at the time of the murder.

Pg. 268
State Courts of Last Resort
          In most states, the state court of last resort is referred to as the state supreme court, although, as noted
above, some states use different names. In Massachusetts and Maine, for example, the state court of last resort is
called the Supreme Judicial Court; in Maryland and New York, it is called the Court of Appeals. Oklahoma and
Texas have two courts of last resort: the Court of Criminal Appeals (for criminal appeals) and the Supreme Court
(for civil cases). The Court of Last Resort in 13 states or the Chief Justice Court of Last Resort in 36 states is the
designated head of a state’s judicial branch.
          As previously noted, the primary responsibility of the state courts of last resort is to hear appeals from either
trial courts of general jurisdiction (in those states without intermediate appellate courts) or intermediate appellate
courts. In states with intermediate courts of appeal, the state court of last resort, like the U.S. Supreme Court, has
discretion in which cases it will hear. And, like the U.S. Supreme Court, most state courts of last resort have original
jurisdiction over a few types of cases.

Pg. 543
         However, it is important to keep in mind that several possible factors might significantly reduce or negate
the tremendous cost savings anticipated from new correctional technologies. For example, the success of the strategy
may create incentives for net-widening, which will reduce or eliminate any anticipated cost savings. In addition,
technology has its own costs: Experts must be employed, staff must be trained, equipment must be serviced, and
systems must be upgraded as new technologies are introduced.
         You may have noticed that this discussion did not cover an important subject: crime and delinquency
prevention – the effort to prevent criminal delinquent acts from being committed in the first place. Although crime
and delinquency prevention will probably be a priority in the future, it will be mostly the responsibility of
government agencies and philanthropic organizations outside the criminal process (for example, social, health, and
welfare agencies).




             Attach this sheet to final packet when submitted to Curriculum Committee for review.

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                                        Curriculum Technical Review Committee
                                                   Comment Sheet




     Course Name, Title, and Number: AOJ 1/ Introduction to Criminal Justice

     Originator: John Bart

     Received by TRC on: November 17, 2004

     Reviewed by:

__X___ Maggie Discont

_____ Jacqui Shehorn

_____ Larry Beloof

Course packet has the following problems:

_____ None    (See Additional Comments below)

_____ Incorrect forms

_____ Incomplete packet – needs:


_____ Incorrect boxes checked

_____ Incorrect format

_____ Grammatical errors

_____ Punctuation errors

_____ Spelling errors

_____ Too many problems for TRC to address (see curriculum representative for assistance)
                 Attach this sheet to final packet when submitted to Curriculum Committee for review.

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                                      Curriculum Technical Review Committee
                                                 Comment Sheet

Packet returned to ___X__ originator __X___ curriculum chair _____ dean

on ___December 2, 2004______________.

Additional comments:
   1. I added an specific example to #8 Writing proficiency
   2. Change department classification from AOJ to Instructional Center: Social Science/Public Service
   3. Signature page seems to be missing




                 Attach this sheet to final packet when submitted to Curriculum Committee for review.

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