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Nancy Carroll
Phone: 831.588.0875
Office Hours: Spring 2020 Online Wed. 6PM-8PM
Location: On line

Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers (CCFT)Criminal Justice and CorrectionsPublic Safety

Nancy Carroll
CJ Instructor

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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 2020 CJ12

Instructor: Nancy Carroll

This course is an online Distance Education Course. The student should already be familiar with Canvass Learning Systems.

Designed to analyze issues of immediate concern to the justice system including domestic violence, recruitment, police review, juvenile justice, controversial prosecutions and voter initiatives directed at the criminal justice system.

TEXTBOOK: No Text Required / Online research

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.

Instructors must drop students based on their participation in class. ‘Attendance’ (through logins) is not the same as participation. Participation means actively completing course activities such as assignments, assessments, posting on discussion forums, etc.

Course Requirements/Learning Assessment
1.Online research assignments – 4 papers, 3 to 4 pages
for discussion on line.
Student must participate to pass this class.

2.Participation in discussion forums on current events.

3.Midterm Exam on Lessons Assignments

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

ACCOMMODATIONS: Students needing accommodations should contact the instructor ASAP. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to insure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact Disabled Student Services, Room 810, 479-6379, or Learning Skills Program, Room 1073, 479-6220.
Veterans may qualify for accommodations. Wounded Warriors may have acquired injuries which through the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) entitles the use of accommodations to ensure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. To determine if you qualify or need assistance with an accommodation, please contact Disabled Student Services, Room 1073, 479-6379, or the Learning Skills Program, Room 1073, 479-6220.

I need extra help with my courses
Group and individual tutoring services for this class (and many others) are available at the Tutorial Center on the 2nd floor of the library, 479-6470. Some courses require an appointment while most allow you to simply drop in for some help.

What is my goal as a student?
Everyone here at Cabrillo wants to help you. If you are unsure about what direction to take, whether that be which classes to take to transfer quickly or what career opportunities are available within your major (and what steps are required to reach my career goals), please contact Academic Counseling 479-6274, or the Transfer Center, 479-6385 to schedule an appointment.

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 research papers (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.

CHALLENGING THE COURSE: In some unique situations, students may have the necessary combination of knowledge, training and experience to challenge the content of the course and receive college credit. If you are interested in pursuing this option, contact me at the start of the course to discuss this possibility.

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