Master's Emergency Administration 2006, B.A. Psychology, FBI National Academy
With Cabrillo College since 2000
Executive Director 2009/2010
California College and University Police Chief's Association
Retired Asst. Police Chief, University of California Santa Cruz. (2008)
29 years Law Enforcement Experience serving in patrol,investigations and administration.
Spring 2015 CJ 12 Online Course Information
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
INSTRUCTOR Nancy Carroll Office: 1601
This course is an online Distance Education Course. The student should already be familiar with Blackboard Learning Systems.
Designed to analyze issues of immediate concern to the justice system including domestic violence, recruitment, police review, drug and narcotic abuse, controversial prosecutions and voter initiatives directed at the criminal justice system.
TEXTBOOK: No Text Required
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1. Evaluate existing and proposed remedies to domestic violence.
2. Understand the recruitment process and be able to evaluate current practices.
3. Understand the importance of ethical decision making in law enforcement.
4. Analyze and apply legal principles to the decision to prosecute high profile or controversial criminal cases.
5. Summarize the impact of current voter initiatives on law enforcement actions.
6. Understand the concept of Community Policing.
Course Requirements/Learning Assessment
1. Online research assignments – 8 papers, 3 to 4 pages for discussion on line.
Student must participate to pass this class. 25 pts each Total 200 Points
2. Participation in discussion forums on current events. 150 Points
3. Midterm Exam on Lessons Assignments 50 Points
4. In depth Final Group Project on a topic chosen from a list created
by the Instructor 100 Points
Extra Credit (arranged with the instructor) 50 points
I use a “traditional” grading system.
90-100% A – Superior achievement
80-89% B – Very good work
70-79% C – Acceptable, college-level work
60-69% D – Below college-level work
59% F – Failure to approach college-level work
1. Class Paper. The papers will cover topics researched from on line assignments. The paper should be at least 3-4 pages, double spaced.
2. Classroom presentation. In order to obtain an “A” in this course you must participate in a group presentation online. The presentation will be on a topic from a list that the instructor has compiled. In order to obtain maximum points the presentation should be well presented by using a variety of methods, i.e. PowerPoint, video, demonstration. The presentation will be between 5-10 minutes long, accompanied by a paper.
3. Final : Presentations will be final
*I encourage students with disabilities, including “invisible” disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning, and psychological disabilities, to explain their needs and appropriate accommodations to me during my office hours. Please bring a verification of your disability from the Learning Skills or DSP&S offices and a counselor or specialist’s recommendation for accommodating your needs. Accessibility Support 479-6679.
My expectations for you:
Login to class weekly with positive attitude and an open mind prepared to discuss topics from online assignments.
Complete weekly assignments.
Treat other people with respect; be considerate
A Note on Academic Honesty: While I encourage the formation of study groups for this class and want you to help each other to succeed, I also expect that each student will do his or her own work. It’s great to talk with each other about the course content, but it is not O.K. for you to use your friend’s work product. Think and talk with each other; write by yourself. If you are caught copying or cheating, then you may receive an “F”: in the class.
Instances of plagiarism on assignments or take-home essays (presenting the words or ideas of another author as your own – without citation) could also result in your receiving no credit for the class. All you have to do to avoid this is to write your own paper and when you DO use the words or ideas of another author, simply tell where you got that information in a footnote.
ATTENDANCE: Weekly login/attendance is need in order to do well in this course. Regardless of reasons, if you have an excessive number of absences (more than two weekly sessions) you should expect to be dropped from the class. If you think that you will miss more than this amount of classes during the semester, then you should consider dropping class. If you decide to drop the class, then you are responsible for dropping it officially.
The student should be familiar with Blackboard Distance Learning prior to taking the class. There are no on campus meetings for this class.