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Nancy Carroll
Phone: 831.588.0875
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Office Hours: Spring 2018 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 2017 CJ12 Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement

INSTRUCTOR Nancy Carroll Office: 1601

Cell: 588-0875


CJ 12

This course is an online Distance Education Course. The student should already be familiar with Canvas 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 but outside 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.

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. 10 pts per article
3. Midterm Exam on Lessons Assignments TBA 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.


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

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