Wayland Baptist University
Division of Criminal Justice
Course Number and Title: (CRIJ 3301-SA01 POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS)
Course Description: This course presents an overview of the various factors that comprise the relationships between the community and the criminal justice system. We will examine basic concepts of human relations; the contact between one person and another, or one group and another. We will also examine community misunderstandings and the lack of cooperation and mistrust that may paradoxically be generated by the system’s efforts to make the community a safer place.
Text: (Philip P. Purpura, Police and Community, Allyn & Bacon Publishing, 2001.
Grading: There will be four exams and an individual project. The project will be an oral presentation on a topic associated with the problems of the criminal justice system. A paper on the oral presentation is required. The paper must be three pages double-spaced with five references. No special format is required. The paper will not be graded but is required to be turned in at the time of the oral presentation. Each exam and the individual project is one-fifth of your grade. The university grading system will be followed.
Class meetings: On Tuesday from 6 to 10:10 pm.
Attendance: Please review the Wayland Handbook for policy on attendance. According to the policy, students who miss 25% or more of the regularly scheduled class meetings will receive a grade of “F” for that course. This policy does not make exceptions. If you have a special problem on attending a class, please contact me. Bonus points will be given for perfect attendance.
Office Hours: I will be available before and after class if you need to confer with me on any problem. I can be contacted at my home 558-6772. E-mail:
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES AND READING ASSIGNMENTS
Classes will meet in L10215 (Carter Hall) Rm. 225
WEEK DATE ASSIGNMENT
#1 Nov 4 Introductions, Bill of Rights, Ch.1 pp. 1-23
#2 Nov 11 Ch. 2 pp. 25-49
#3 Nov 18 Ch. 3 pp. 51-69, Exam (topic due)
Nov 25 No Class
#4 Dec 2 Ch. 4 pp. 71-91
#5 Dec 9 Ch. 5 pp. 93-115
#6 Dec 16 Ch. 6 pp. 117-141, Exam (Presentations begin)
Dec 23 No Class
#7 Jan 6 Ch. 7 pp. 143-163
#8 Jan 13 Ch. 8 pp. 164-191
#9 Jan 20 Ch. 10 pp. 219-243, Exam
#10 Jan 27 Ch. 11 pp. 245-277
#11 Feb 3 Overview, Final Exam
Chapters in bold print will be covered in class. The others will be the students’ responsibility to read
*NOTE; THERE WILL BE PERIODIC VIDEOS AND THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO
REVISION AS NECESSARY
It is university policy that no otherwise qualified disabled person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the University.