Course Syllabus Outline

410/510 Police Administration

Sec. 201 CRN 1823/1829

Spring 2008

SH 418 TR 14:00-15:15

Chief Of Police



Name: Sam Dameron

Office: Smith Hall 773

Office Ph.#: 304-696-2568 (CJMU)

Dept. Fax: 304-696-3085


Office hours: Posted on my door and Webpage, or by appointment


Required Texts

American Psychological Association. (2003). Publication manual of the American

     Psychological Association
(5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Bennett, W. W., & Hess, K. (2007). Management and supervision in law enforcement

(5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth.


Course Description

      Students examine various theories and techniques used in teaching and training criminal justice professionals, develop lesson plans, and use technology based presentation media to present information.



      Prerequisite: CJ 200


Computer Requirements

      A student must have access to a computer, a personal computer or campus computers. A student must be able to use Email and Microsoft Word.  Emails may be sent to your Marshall Email account for this class.  You must regularly monitor your Marshall Email account or have the Email forwarded to another account.  Only inquiries from your Marshall Email account will be answered if the request if for student specific information.

       Students also must have a “jump” or “travel drive” to backup assignments and bring in presentations.  Students may use CDRs, CDRWs, etc. but must back up their work.  Computer loss of assignments will not be accepted as an excuse, so back up your work often.  Students also should backup work on their “V” drive to prevent loss.

      A student must have basic computer skills, be able to complete assignments in Microsoft Word, and receive Emails via your Marshall account.


Desired Learning Objectives

  1. Students should know the basics of organization, management and leadership theories.
  2. Students will discuss management theories during class discussions.
  3. Students should be able to analyze situations and apply the appropriate theory to solve law enforcement problems.
  4. Students should be able to explain how theories are used and how they are related to law enforcement functioning.
  5. Students should actively participate in class.
  6. Students must present solutions in class.
  7. Students should write and communicate in a professional manner.
  8. Students will complete all assignments, whether or not they are to be submitted for a grade.
  9. Students will have their work edited and critiqued by other students and edit and critique other students’ assignments.
  10. Students will complete take-home assignments and two in-class tests which are problem solving in nature.


Evaluation of Objectives

      Students’ performance will be measured through quizzes, tests, writing assignments, a short paper, and a bibliography.

  1. Students will be graded on take-home practical exercises.
  2. Students will be graded on presentations of solutions to other class members.
  3. Students will send and receive email.
  4. Students will be graded very heavily on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  5. Students will be evaluated according to their understanding and application of management theories.
  6. All tests and practical exercises will be written.  Practical exercises solved at home will be typed, spell and grammar checked.  They also must be proofread by three other students


Practical Exercise Guidelines

       Papers must be written and typed according to APA guidelines with correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.  The paper must include sources used for the assignment. 

      An example paper is located on the Web for you to use in formatting.  It includes examples of citations and text.  The margins, etc. are correct and allow you to place your material in the correct APA format.

Mock Paper is listed above the PowerPoints for the class.

  1. All Practical Exercises will be typed
  2. All Practical Exercises will be spell and grammar checked.
  3. All Practical Exercises will be edited by three students from the class
  4. All Editors will sign the rough draft.
  5. Rough drafts of all assignments will be brought to class on Tuesday.  Rough drafts should be suitable for turn in when brought to class.
  6. Revised Practical Exercises are due the next class period.


      Plagiarism is the use of another’s thoughts or ideas and claiming them as your own.  This includes quoting without citing, but also includes paraphrasing another’s work without giving them credit.

Plagiarism or academic dishonesty, such as cheating on quizzes or exams, as a minimum will result in an “F” for the assignment or course.  The infraction also may be reported to the Academic Affairs Office (see current Student Catalog for further consequences).


Attendance Policy/ Participation Policy

      Role will be taken at each class.  If you are not there when the role is taken you will not be recorded as present.  There is no penalty for absences except in the case of a quiz, assignment due, or test.  Absence for a quiz, assignment, or test must be pre-approved by the instructor or an excuse consistent with the University Excused Absence Policy of the current 2007-2008 Online Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog must be presented to make up a missed quiz, assignment, or exam. Missed tests, assignments, or quizzes will result in a grade of zero.
     If a student comes late to take an examination their paper will be taken when the assigned test conclusion time is reached, the student will not receive an extension to complete the examination. During testing sessions, once any student has left the classroom no student will be allowed to take the test and any student who comes to take the test after a student has left the classroom will receive a zero.

Tenets of Attendance

  1. A student should recognize that one of the most important aspects of a college education is
    classroom attendance and participation.  The value of this part of the academic experience
    cannot be fully measured by testing procedures.  You must attend all classes, except where
    Absences such as those resulting from illness, death in the family, or institutional activities
    (those approved by the academic deans, such as debate, artistic performances, and athletics)
    are to be excused when a student reports and verifies them to the instructor.  For such excused absences, the student should not be penalized (MU Undergraduate Catalog).
  2. When students attend classes, they are in a position to make significant contributions to their
    learning experiences and the learning experiences of other students by asking relevant questions, making pertinent observations, and sharing information.  When a student misses class, the student and the class both suffer from a missed opportunity to exchange information and promote the learning process.  Students should attend and participate in class.  Missing a Tuesday will result in a 20 point reduction per class because of missing your classmates’ presentations and peer editing.
  3. Students will be held accountable for all requirements and information covered in all classes,
    whether or not they attend.  If it becomes necessary to give quizzes to spur attendance or
    learning, quizzes may be given and their results applied to any test scores.
  4. Any materials are due in class on the day stated.  If papers or any precursors for papers are late,
    a student's grade will be reduced by one letter grade per day.  The reductions will begin one
    minute after the class ends at which the assignment was due, and deductions will continue to
    accrue thereafter at the same rate at the same time each day until such time as the assignment
    is submitted to the instructor.
  6. The Criminal Justice Department is not a print shop.  If you are having trouble with your printer,
    you may email the assignment to me as proof that you have completed the assignment.  At that
    point, no changes can be made to the assignment; to make changes would be academic
    dishonesty. You must print out the paper and bring it to me at the next class period.  Be careful
    what you title your attachments because the spam blocker could block your message.  If you do
    not get a reply from me about your paper, I probably didn’t get it.  It is your responsibility to make
    sure I receive it.
  7. Phone Behavior (Cell Phones, Pagers, etc.)  Turn them off when you get to class.  If it goes off,
    you can be penalized 50 points per occurrence.  If you have an emergency situation, let me know
    and set by the door.  When your phone vibrates go into the hall to answer it.  No texting in class
    will be permitted.  If you do so, you can be penalized 50 points per occurrence. Also, you should
    not check to see who is calling or texting you.  Such behavior is disruptive to the class and will be
    treated as if you answered the phone, 50 points per occurrence.
  8. Computers in class are OK if you are taking notes.  If you are emailing, or using the computer for
    non-class related surfing, your behavior will be counted as phone behavior, see number 7.
  9. Classroom demeanor. Civility in class is expected.  You must respect the opinions and rights of
    other students and allow them to participate in class.  Be active in discussions, but do not hog
    them or blurt out answers all the time.  Everyone should have a chance to participate in class.  A student should recognize that one of the most important aspects of a college education is
    classroom attendance and participation.  The value of this part of the academic experience
    cannot be fully measured by testing procedures.  You must attend all classes, except where
  10. Absences such as those resulting from illness, death in the family, or institutional activities
    (those approved by the academic deans, such as debate, artistic performances, and athletics)
    are to be excused when a student reports and verifies them to the instructor.  For such excused absences, the student should not be penalized (MU Undergraduate Catalog).
  11. If the instructor feels a student is not prepared for class, the student will be required to turn in the assignment for that day and it will be counted as one of the mandatory assignments. If a student misses a Tuesday Class without excuse as discussed above, the student will receive a zero for one of the assignments for the class.

Theories with which You Should Be Familiar

Ø  Theory X Theory Y Douglas McGregor

Ø  Hierarchy of Needs Abraham Maslow

Ø  Motivation Hygiene Frederick Herzberg

Ø  Managerial Grid Blake and Mouton

Ø  Situational Leadership Lynch/Roberg

Ø  Power Hershey and Blanchard (Tri-dimensional Model)

Ø  Force Field Theory Kurt Lewin

Ø  MBO Peter Drucker

Ø  Immaturity/Maturity Chris Argyris

Ø  Gantt Chart

Ø  Communication Model


Graduate Assignments, Discussed in class.  Student County, Three police departments: large, medium and small.  Five practical exercises ala Dameron County, two per and one.



Points Each

Number of Assignments

Total Points


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Exam 2














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Web Practical Exercises







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County Presentation













Week (Assignments)

Important Dates

Week Dates

Week 1

 Theories Reviewed



Classes Begin Jan 14, Late Registration

Jan 18 – Last day to add classes


Jan 14- 18



Week 2

Ch 1, 2

Jan 21 No class Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan 22 Withdraw period begins


Jan 21-25

Week 3

Ch 3, 4



Jan 28-Feb 1


Week 4

Ch 5

February 8
Application for Dec. Graduation Due in Dean’s Office

Feb 4-8

Week 5

Ch 6

February 15 Last Day to Drop 1st 8Week Courses

Feb   11-15

Week 6

Ch 7


Feb 18-22


Week 7

Ch 8


Feb 25-29

Week 8



Mar 5 Mid-semester

Mar 6 2nd 8 Week Courses Begin

Mar 3-7

Week 9

Ch 9

March 10 Deadline for Submitting Freshmen

Midterm Grades


Mar 10-14

Week 10

Ch 10

March 21 Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Individual Course

Mar 17-21

Week 11


Spring Vacation, No Classes

Mar 22-28

Week 12

Ch 12, 13

Mar 24-May 2 Complete Withdrawals Only

Mar 31-Apr 4 Advanced Registration for Currently Enrolled Students for Summer Sessions

Mar 31- Apr 4

Week 13

Ch 14

Apr 7 Advanced Registration for All Admitted/Re-
Admitted Students

April 9 Assessment Day no Classes until 4:00 P.M.

Apr 11 Last Day to Drop 2nd 8 Week Courses

April 7-11 WVCJEA Meeting


Apr 7-11

Week 14

Ch 15

April 14, April 25 Advance Registration for Fall Semester for Currently Enrolled Students

Apr 14-18

Week 15

Ch 16

Graduate Projects Due


Apr 21-25


Week 16

Ch 17

Dead Week Dec. 5 Study Day


Apr 28-May 2


Week 17

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
16:00 to 16:00 Final Exam

May  5-6 Final Examinations

May 7 Study Day
(Exams for Wed Classes 3 P.M. and Later)

May 8-9 Final Examinations

May 5-9



Grading Inquiries

Student materials will be returned as soon as graded to the student. If the student has a question about a grade on an assignment, the student must bring the assignment to the professor. No grade inquiries about specific assignments will be explored without the questioned assignment. It is the students’ responsibility to keep their materials. Final examinations and materials not picked up will be kept in my office for 30 days into the next regular semester. A student may pick up their final examination and other materials after grades are turned in for the semester until thirty days into the next semester. At that time, finals and all other material not claimed will be destroyed.