Criminal Justice Administration

CJ 300 Sec. 101, CRN 1848 Fall 2007 (200801)

Tuesday/Thursday 14:00-15:15  Smith Hall 418


Required Texts

Champion, D. J. (2003).  Administration of criminal justice: Structure, function, and process. Upper
Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

American Psychological Association. (2003). Publication manual of the American
     Psychological Association
(5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
This is where you can access the chapter PowerPoints and study guides.


Instructor Sam Dameron

Office: Smith Hall 781

Office Hours:  Posted on my door and website

If you want an appointment, just call me.

Office Phone: 304-696-2568 (Takes message anytime) 

Fax Number: 696-3085


Web Page:


Cell Phones/Pagers

      Turn them off before coming into class.  If you are expecting an emergency, put your cell phone or pager on vibrate and sit by the door.  Go out into the hall to answer the call.  Let me know that you are going to monitor your cell or pager before class begins.  Again, this should only be done for emergencies.  Failure to comply with this course requirement may result in a reduction of your final grade.



Course Description

CJ 300 Administration of Criminal Justice. 3 hrs.

      This course provides an analysis of the theories of organization and the administration of criminal justice agencies, including management styles, techniques of leadership, and decision-making.




CJ 200



Computer Requirements

      A student must have a computer or access to one, as well as access to the Internet to send and receive email messages.  If you are using an email account other than your Marshall email account, you must set your Marshall email account to forward to your other account.  You must use a word processing program which contains a spell and grammar check function.


Desired Learner Outcomes/Objectives

1. Students will be able to identify general concepts of administration, leadership, and management theories.

2. Students will be able to list and explain tenets of administration, leadership, and management theories.

3.  Students will be able to analyze management, administration, and leadership problems and create solutions for those problems.

3. Students will be able to apply administration, leadership, and management concepts to solve case studies.

4. Students will write solutions using good grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

5. Students will apply administration, management, and leadership theories so that all aspects of the theory chosen will be applied or the aspects that do not apply logically dismissed.

6.  Students will be able to use APA guidelines for their research paper and bibliography.

7.  Students will edit the writing of other students.

8.  Students will provide writing examples for other students to read and edit.



Evaluation/Measurement/Assessment of Learner Objectives

      Students’ performance will be measured through (quizzes), tests, writing, and theoretical applications to case studies.



Case Studies/Bibliography Guidelines

      Case studies are students’ solution of the case studies at the end of the chapter.  Students must turn in one case study.  Any case study may be done, however, besides answering the questions; a student must take an administration, management, or leadership theory from the book and apply it in their solution.  Each aspect of the theory must be used or an explanation given as to why the aspects used were not appropriate.  The solutions must be approximately five double spaced pages in length.  Points will be taken off for grammar, spelling, writing, punctuation and APA errors.  Each case study will be proofread by three people before being turned in and corrections made.  The proofreaders must sign the draft and the draft must be turned in with the final case study.

      There will be one bibliography constructed by each student.  Bibliographies will be constructed using APA guidelines.  Each bibliography will be brought to class fully typed and ready for turn in one week before the due date for peer review. 

     The bibliography will have 15 sources with the following sources as a minimum: one textbook, one original management book by the theorist’s author, one magazine article, one journal article, one peer reviewed journal article, one internet source, one web page and one on-line journal.

      Proofreading is mandatory for each assignment.  Failure to bring your paper to class for proofreading will result in a reduction in your grade of 20% for that assignment. 



Attendance 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.

      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.  If a student comes late to take an examination their paper will be taken when the assigned test conclusion time is reached, they will not receive an extension to complete the examination.


Course Philosophy and Themes to be Developed (Optional)

      The philosophy of the instructor is to facilitate the learning of students through, lecture, class discussion, question and answer sessions, practical exercises, research and writing.  I am a kinesthetic learner and instructor.  I believe that students learn by participation in class and by doing. 

      The theme to be developed is the application of administration, leadership, and management theories to problems within criminal justice agencies and to learn to use these theories to forestall some of these problems.



       Plagiarism is the use of another’s thoughts or ideas and claming 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, will result in an “F” for the assignment or course and reporting of the violation to the Academic Affairs Office, as a minimum.


Grade 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 student's responsibility to keep their materials. Final examinations and materials not picked up will be kept in my office for 30 days into the next 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.





Points Each

No. of Grades



Exam # 1




900-1000% = A

Exam # 2




800-899% = B

Final Exam (Exam 3)




700-799% = C





600-699% = D

Bibliography Pre-submit




Below 600% = F

Case Study





Case Resubmit










Cover Sheet
















A student’s grade may be increased up to 10 points for class participation and knowledge shown in class.  Such an adjustment is up to the professor’s discretion.  No student is entitled to these points.






Week 1

Introduction, APA, Writing and CJ


 Classes Begin August 20

Aug. 24th – Last day to add classes

Aug. 20st - 24th


Week 2

Skim Chapter 2


August 27th
Withdraw period begins 

Aug. 27th - 31st

Week 3

Chapter 3

Sep 6 Cover Sheet Due for Proofing


September 1st - 3rd

No Class Labor Day


Sept. 3th - 7th

Week 4

Chapter 4

Sept 11 Cover Sheet Due

September 14th
Application for Dec. Graduation Due in Dean’s Office

Sept. 10th - 14th 

Week 5

Chapter 5

Sep 20 Test 1

September 21
Last Day to Drop 1st 8Week Courses

Sept. 17th – 21st



Week 6

Chapter 6

Pre-Bib Due for Proofing



Sept. 24th - 28th 

Week 7

Chapter 6, Chapter 7

Pre-Bib Due Oct 4


Oct. 1st - 5th 

Week 8

Chapter 7

October 9 Mid-semester

October 10
2nd 8 Week Courses Begin

Oct. 8th - 12th

Week 9

Chapter 8

Oct 18 Case Study Due for Proofing


October 15
Deadline for Submitting Freshmen Mid-term Grades

Oct. 15th  – 19th 

Week 10

Chapter 9
Oct 22 Case Study Due


October 26
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Individual Course

Oct. 22nd – 26th

Week 11

Chapter 10, Chapter 11
Oct 26 Bib Due for Proofing


Oct 29-Dec 4
Complete Withdrawals Only

Nov 1-3 LAE Regionals

Oct 29th – Nov. 2nd

Week 12

Nov 6 Test 2

November 5-16
Advanced Registration for Currently Enrolled Students
Nov 9 Last Day to Drop a 2nd 8 Week Course

Nov 8-9 WVCJEA Meeting

Nov. 5th - 9th 

Week 13

Chapter 12, Chapter 13

Nov 12 Bib Due


Nov. 12th - 16th  

Week 14


Nov 19-24
Thanksgiving Break/ Fall Break No Classes

Nov 19-Dec 11 Advanced Registration Open to All Admitted Students

Nov 22-23 University Holiday

Nov. 19th - 23rd


Week 15
Chapter 13


Nov 28-Dec 4 Dead Week

Nov. 26th – 30th 

Week 16
Chapter 14
Final Examination
Thursday December 6
from 12:45 to 2:45

Tuesday December 4, Last Class Day and Last Day to Completely Withdraw

Dec 5, Study Day and
Exam Day for Classes 3 p.m. and Later

Dec 5th-6th Exam Days

Dec. 3rd – Dec. 7th

Week 17


Dec 10-11 Exam Days


*Class presentations may vary from schedule due to student interest or comprehension.