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Professional in Criminal Justice CRIM 112. Course Orientation and Introduction. Today’s Schedule. Instructor Introduction University Education Course Outline and Expectations Website Orientation Course Beginning. Raymond E. Foster, MPA. EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

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professional in criminal justice crim 112

Professional in Criminal JusticeCRIM 112

Course Orientation and Introduction

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today s schedule
Today’s Schedule
  • Instructor Introduction
  • University Education
  • Course Outline and Expectations
  • Website Orientation
  • Course Beginning

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raymond e foster mpa
Raymond E. Foster, MPA

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Doctoral Student, Touro University International – Winter 2006

MPA, Public Financial Management — California State University, Fullerton

4.0 GPA (Member Phi Kappa Phi) - 2003

BA, Criminal Justice — The Union Institute — 1999

National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Incident Command System

POST Courses POST Certificates

West Point Leadership Program Management

Instructor Development Course Supervisor

Middle Manager Advanced Officer

Watch Commander Intermediate Officer

Supervisory Development Basic Officer

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publications
Publications
  • • “De-briefing Suspects: An Analysis of the Crime Control Tactic of Gathering Criminal Intelligence from Arrested Persons” LAPD Intranet, September 1999.
  • • “Police Technology” Prentice Hall, July 2004.
  • • “Five Tactics for Taking Civil Service Multiple Choice Examinations” www.hitechcj.com, January 2004.
  • • “Hi Tech Criminal Justice Newsletter” 2003 to Present (Editor).
  • • “Police Pursuit Technology” Modern Marvels, History Channel, September 2004, (Technical Advisor).
  • • “Tailored Technology” Mobile Government, September 2004.
  • • “Air-to-Ground Communications” Airbeat Magazine, October 2004.
  • • “Returning to the Scene of the Crime: High Definition Survey Technology and Law Enforcement” Government Technology Magazine, March 2005.

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Publications

  • “Small Unit Leadership” (Policeone.com, April 2005)
  • “Terrorism: Crime or Asymmetrical Warfare” (Policeone.com, May 2005).
  • • “Homeland Security: A Needs Assessment (Part I).” (Policeone.com, June 2005)
  • • “Homeland Security: A Needs Assessment (Part II).” (Policeone.com, June 2005)
  • • “Lessons Learned Overseas” (Policeone.com, July 2005).
  • • “Lessons Learned Overseas: Police Technology for Counter Terrorism”
  • (Policeone.com, August 2005)
  • • “The Jump Start: Small Unit Leadership (Part I of XII)” www.hitechcj.com, July 2005
  • • “Field Tactics and the Toughbook® Arbitrator™” (Policeone.com, August 2005)
  • • “Homeland Security and the New Threats of Global Terrorism: From Cold War to
  • Flaming Hot War” (Prentice Hall, February 2007) Co-Authors: retired Maj. General
  • Dror Itzhaki (Israeli Security Services) and Dr. Reuven Paz.

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Publications

  • “An Introduction to Policing: From NYPD to LAPD” (Prentice Hall, January 2007) Co-Author: Dr. James O’Keefe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, St. John’s University, New York.
  • Pre-publication reviewer: “Introduction to Biometrics” (Prentice Hall, 2006) by Steve Elliot
  • Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Co-author with Andrew Harvey
  • Prepared and submitted numerous successful grant applications.

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Work History

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON

(Instructor) 2004 – Present

UNION INSTITUTE AND UNIVERISTY

(Faculty Advisor and Instructor) 2004 – Present

HI TECH CRIMINAL JUSTICE

2003 – Present – Owner

FOSTER YOUTH CONNECTION

2003 – Present – Founding Board Chair

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT 1980-2003

LIEUTENANT (1997-- 2004)

SERGEANT (1988 – 1997)

POLICE OFFICER (1980 – 1988)

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contact me
Contact Me
  • Office Hours:
    • By Appointment
  • Office Telephone: 909.599.7530
  • raymond@hitechcj.com

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what does a university education mean
What does a university education mean?

You can manage a long term project.

You can work independently.

You can work in a group.

You can manage competing resources.

You can read and write.

You learned new ideas.

You were exposed to a variety of cultures.

You enhanced your critical thinking skills

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course objectives
Course Objectives:

This course is an exploration of professionalism and decision making in criminal justice through the lens of ethics, professional codes of conduct and leadership in organizations. The course will lay a foundation for exploration through a comprehensive survey of various ethical theories and leadership theories. With this foundation, the students will examine their own decision making process and apply these theories to current problems and issues facing criminal justice professionals.

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learning goals
Learning Goals:
  • List, compare and contrast various ethical theories and leadership theories;
  • Improved technology literacy, research and writing skills;
  • Analyze current issues in criminal justice using different ethical and leadership theories;
  • Describe the development and importance of ethics, professional codes of conduct and leadership in criminal justice organizations;
  • Discuss typical ethical lapses by criminal justice practitioners; criminal justice organizations; and, individual and organizational responses to those lapses;
  • List and discuss the development values, norms and culture in organizations and how they relate to ethical issues in criminal justice; and,
  • Improved verbal communication skills.

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prerequisites
Prerequisites
  • Per the catalogue, the prerequisites for this course are CRIM 2 and 20; and CRIM 100 and 170 are highly recommended.
  • If you have not met the prerequisites, discuss it with the instructor.

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required text books
Required Text Books:

(Available at the Bookstore)

  • Ruggiero, V. Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues. McGraw/Hill, 6/e.
  • Meese, E. & Ortmeier, P. Leadership, Ethics and Policing. Prentice Hall.

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additional materials
Additional Materials

Students must have an email account and internet access. The

university provides each student with a free email account. Students

may sign up for the email online at https://email.csufresno.edu.

Moreover, "At California State University, Fresno, computers and

communications links to remote resources are recognized as being

integral to the education and research experience. Every student is

required to have his/her own computer or have other personal access

to a workstation (including a modem and a printer) with all the

recommended software. The minimum and recommended standards

for the workstations and software, which may vary by academic major, are

updated periodically and are available from Information Technology Services

(http://www.csufresno.edu/ITS/) or the University Bookstore. In the

curriculum and class assignments, students are presumed to have 24-hour access

to a computer workstation and the necessary communication links to the

University's information resources.

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course requirements
Course Requirements:

The following responsibilities apply to all students:

  • Attend class and take notes.
  • Read and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings by the dates identified in the course syllabus.
  • Complete two examinations, one at approximately mid-term and one final examination.
  • Prepare five, 2-3 page, reaction/reflection papers on ethical and professional issues identified by the instructor.
  • Participate in class activities and discussions.
    • Keep a participation log;
    • Make eight entries in an online discussion forum; and,
    • Make meaningful contributions to class discussions.
  • Complete a presentation project near the end of the semester

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method of evaluation
Method of Evaluation:
  • Participation 10%
  • Reaction/Reflection papers 50%
  • Mid Term 15%
  • Presentation Project 10%
  • Final 20%

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grades
Grades:

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attendance
Attendance

Within the university setting, students are expected to attend class on a regular

basis and participate in topic discussion to enhance the overall learning

experience. As participation is directly related to attendance, students missing

four (4) class sessions will not receive any credit for the attendance portion

of participation. Attendance will be recorded by a class roster that will be

passed among the students during each class. It is the student’s responsibility to

sign the roster. Furthermore, if a student is absent, it is their responsibility to

obtain lecture notes and class announcements from that missed course

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ethical conduct
Ethical Conduct

Students should be aware that there are severe

consequences for violations of academic ethical

conduct. Primarily, we are concerned with

cheating and plagiarism. Students who are

determined to have cheated or committed

plagiarism will face disciplinary action as identified

within University regulations. For additional

clarification of cheating and/or plagiarism, refer to

the University website, catalogue or the instructor.

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schedule changes
Schedule Changes
  • The syllabus and schedule are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances and/or upon due notice and at the discretion of the instructor.

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near mid term
Near Mid Term

One hundred questions that are a

combination of multiple choice, fill-in-the-

Blanks, true/false and short answer. All

readings and lecture material covered in

class and/or assigned on the schedule may

be included in the test. An in-class review

will be held prior to this examination.

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reflection reaction papers
Reflection/Reaction Papers
  • Students are required to prepare a five (5) typed, 2-3 page, reaction/reflection papers which are a discussion and analysis of a course related issue.
  • At a minimum, it is expected that the students will produce an academically sound and properly formatted work (APA format is strongly encouraged)
  • A minimum of three sources from the readings, lectures or outside research.
  • You will be given the question or reading at least two weeks prior to the paper being due.
  • The appendix in the Ruggiero reading gives information on critical thinking and writing.
  • As you progress through the course, expectations increase.
  • The papers will be graded on content as well as exposition.
  • Late papers lose grade per week or portion of a week late.

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final examination
Final Examination
  • The final examination will consist of two essay questions
  • It will be cumulative.
  • Five final questions will be posted on the website prior to the mid-term.
  • Two of them will be part of the final examination.
  • Be prepared to answer all five at the time of final, because the two questions to be asked will be announced at the final.
  • Not an “open book” test, it is an open notes test
  • students may use any notes they took during class or while studying during the final examination. The must be the students notes.
  • An in class review will be held prior to the final.
  • You will use a large blue book and write in narrative form.
  • The student MUST answer both questions.
  • Above average and superior responses to the final questions will include sourcing to the readings, lectures, videos and class discussions

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presentations
Presentations
  • Each student will be assigned a different web-based resource
  • Website are designed to promote general ethics or ethical conduct; ethics or ethical conduct in criminal justice; professional standards in criminal justice; current issues in criminal justice; or, other web-based criminal justice resources.
  • The student is expected to thoroughly explore the resource.
  • Prepare a ten minute presentation
  • Prepare a one-page briefing paper.
  • The student must bring a copy of the briefing paper for each classmate and the instructor.
  • The list of sites will be constantly updated on the course website.
  • Site assignments and presentation dates will be by random draw.
  • Assignment will be made after the mid-term.

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extra credit
Extra Credit
  • There is no extra credit available in this course.

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participation
Participation
  • Ten percent of the student’s final grade.
  • Participation measured by:
    • the use of a “student participation log”
    • class attendance
    • participation in an online discussion forum of course related issues.
  • Each of these is one third of the final participation score.
  • Participation log is available for download at the course website.
  • The students are expected to obtain the log and keep a record of their participation in class.
  • The log must be handed in at the time of the final.
  • To count toward the final participation grade, the online postings in the threaded discussion must be within 72 hours of the issue discussed.

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Participation Log

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classroom decorum
Classroom Decorum
  • An exploration of ethical issues should result in a variety of opinions and opposing points of view.
  • A large part of this course is aimed at growing critical thinking skills through the discussion and debate of issues.
  • Students are reminded that University policy says, "The classroom is a special environment in which students and faculty come together to promote learning and growth. It is essential to this learning environment that respect for the rights of others seeking to learn, respect for the professionalism of the instructor, and the general goals of academic freedom are maintained. ... Differences of viewpoint or concerns should be expressed in terms which are supportive of the learning process, creating an environment in which students and faculty may learn to reason with clarity and compassion, to share of themselves without losing their identities, and to develop and understanding of the community in which they live . . . Student conduct which disrupts the learning process shall not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action and/or removal from class."

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students with disabilities
Students with Disabilities
  • Upon identifying themselves to the instructor and the university, students with disabilities will receive reasonable accommodation for learning and evaluation. For more information, contact Services to Students with Disabilities in Madden Library 1049 (278-2811).

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website
Website
  • The course has one companion website. At that website the students will find hyperlinks to the readings, important course downloads (such as the syllabus and class log) and hyperlinks to other course related multimedia presentations (such as PowerPoint presentations, short videos, etc).

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note taking
Note Taking
  • Your logs
  • PowerPoint Presentations

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general stuff
General Stuff
  • You must read the text and the supplemental material before the lecture.
  • Reading will enhance your ability to participate
  • Participation will increase your grade, enhance not only your learning, but your enjoyment of the class.

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professionalism in criminal justice

Professionalism in Criminal Justice

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what is criminal justice

What is Criminal Justice?

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what is professionalism

What is Professionalism?

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profession
Profession
  • Generally, paid.
  • Some education, training or expertise requirement
  • Licensing
  • Significant norms, values and culture attached.
  • Codes of conduct

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crim 112
CRIM 112

This course is an exploration of professionalism and decision making in criminal justice through the lens of ethics, professional codes of conduct and leadership in organizations. The course will lay a foundation for exploration through a comprehensive survey of various ethical theories and leadership theories. With this foundation, the students will examine their own decision making process and apply these theories to current problems and issues facing criminal justice professionals.

Copywriter 2006, Raymond E. Foster