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School of Public and Environmental Affairs - Master of Criminal Justice and Public Safety

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Appendix A

Student Demand Survey Results on Desirability of MSCJPS Degree.*

All CJ Majors (N=194)

CJ Majors GPA 2.75+ (N=128)

Agree

Disagree

Agree

Disagree

Question

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

Prefer MSCJ to another degree

153

78.9

41

21.1

104

81.2

24

18.7

Prefer MSCJ to concentration

149

76.8

41

21.1

99

77.3

25

19.6

MSCJ helpful to advancement

180

92.8

14

7.2

121

94.6

7

5.5

Prefer IUPUI to other Schools

168

86.6

26

13.4

114

89.1

14

11.0

* Note: Totals may not equal 100 percent due to missing data and rounding.

Description of the Survey

To gauge student demand for an MSCJPS we conducted a short paper survey in all SPEA criminal justice classes taught by full time faculty in the Spring Semester of 2008 (see Appendix B for the full text of the survey). Although this sample of students was not random, we chose it because it likely contained the greatest concentration of students who might pursue graduate studies in criminal justice at some point in the future. In all, 242 students responded to the survey, of which 194 listed themselves as CJ majors.

Table X describes student responses to questions relating to their preferences for an MSCJ degree. The results on the left side of the table include respondents who self-identified as CJ majors, whereas the right-hand side of the table includes responses of CJ majors with self-reported GPAs of 2.75 or higher. We chose to include this subsample because these students have a reasonable likelihood of meeting entrance requirements for graduate programs.

The level of support for an MSCJ is quite strong among CJ majors generally and even stronger for those with strong GPAs. Approximately 80% of respondents would prefer an MSCJ to another graduate degree, and more than three quarters of respondents would prefer an MSCJ to a concentration within another degree such as the MPA. More than 90% believed that an MSCJ would be helpful to them for career advancement and more than 85% stated that they would prefer to get an MSCJ from IUPUI rather than attend another school. Focusing on CJ majors with a self-reported GPA of 2.75 or greater (n=128), 64.1% (n=82) anticipated attending graduate or law school and 73.4% (n=94) stated that they had considered graduate school. It is important to note that we believe that this likely underestimates the level of support for the proposed degree because the survey does not include information on the significantly shorter time to completion with the proposed 36 hour degree versus the 48 hour MPA currently offered. In addition, we also polled current MPA-CJ concentration students (in SPEA J502 Spring 2008) and 100% (9/9) stated strong preferences for an MSCJ versus the current MPA with a CJ concentration. In fact, several wanted to know how long it would take to get the program up and running so they could switch. Thus, there appears to be strong support for such a degree among both the current undergraduate and graduate students.

Appendix B

Student Demand Survey

We are interested in gauging interest in and demand for a potential master of science in criminal justice and public safety. PLEASE CHECK THE BOX THAT IS THE BEST RESPONSE FOR EACH QUESTION.

  1. Are you a criminal justice major?  Yes  No

  1. Please indicate your status:  Full time  Part time

  1. Please describe your current class standing:

 freshman

 sophomore

 junior

 senior

  1. What is your overall grade point average? ____________________

  1. Have you ever considered pursuing a Master’s degree?  Yes  No

  1. Do you anticipate going to graduate school or law school at some point?  Yes  No

  1. If so, what major or field of study would you pursue? _____________________________________

USING THE SCALE BELOW, PLEASE INDICATE THE EXTENT TO WHICH YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:

Strongly Strongly

Agree Agree Disagree Disagree

1 2 3 4

_____ 8. A masters’ degree would be helpful for advancement within criminal justice agencies.

_____ 9. I would prefer a masters’ degree in criminal justice or public safety rather than another graduate

degree.

_____ 10 I would prefer a masters’ degree in criminal justice or public safety over another degree with a

concentration in criminal justice.

_____ 11. I would stay at IUPUI to pursue a masters’ degree in criminal justice or public safety, if one was offered

by SPEA rather than going to some other school.

THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING.

Appendix C

List of SPEA Graduate Student Scholarships and Fellowships

Indianapolis World Police & Fire Games Scholarship

C. Michael Pitts Fellowship

Johnson Community Service Scholarship

Tom and Pat DeCoster Scholarship

Robert E. Martin Scholarship

Ken and Cindy Stella Scholarship

MHA Scholarship

Borst Fellowship

Greg Lindsey Scholarship

Appendix D

SPEA Internal New Course Descriptions:

SPEA-J 528 Risk Analysis for Public Safety

Crisis Management for Public Safety

Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety

SPEA INTERNAL NEW COURSE REQUEST FORM

Instructions: Complete all items requested on this form. Core Campus: IUB and IUPUI

Circle suggested course level: Graduate: SPEA-J 528

Course Title: Risk Analysis for Public Safety

Is variable title approval being requested? ___Yes __X_ No Instructor: Varies

First time course is to be offered (semester/year): Spring 2010 Frequency of scheduling: every other year

Credit Hours: Fixed at __3___ or variable credit from _____ to _____

Is this course to be graded S-F? ___ Yes ___X No

Will this course be required for majors: __X_ Yes ___ No

Lecture Contact Hours: Fix at _____________ or Variable from ______________ to _____________

Non-Lecture Contact Hours: Fixed at ________ or Variable from ______________ to _____________

Estimated Enrollment: _7-30____ of which _100____% expected to be graduate students

Prerequisite (limit of 4): ___ Yes (If yes, indicate prerequisite courses) __X_ No

Course description (not to exceed 50 words): An examination of theoretical foundations of risk analysis including the history of risk analysis, risk assessment, perception and communication; models for decision making, techniques for generating alternative courses of action and definitions of risk and opportunity within a context of local, state and federal regulatory guidelines, media and social context.

Justification for new course: New public safety graduate level degree and need for theoretical framework course

Attach statement outlining if course overlaps with existing courses in SPEA or other IU departments. Please list departments/schools consulted and their response. No overlap.

Legislative History:

Faculty Member Submitting Request: Kenna Quinet Date: 09/19/08

Faculty Group Approved: Date: 11/07/08

Curricular Committee(s) Approved: Date: 11/07/08

Campus Faculty Approved: Date: 11/07/08

Council of Program Administrators Approved: C of PA Date: 01/16/09

Academic Council/Consent Docket Approved: Consent Docket Date: 02/12/09

University Registrar Form Submitted: Terri Belden → David McSwane Date: 02/19/09

SYLLABUS: RISK ANALYSIS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

SPEA-J 528 FALL 2010

Description: An examination of theoretical foundations of risk analysis including the history of risk analysis, risk assessment, perception and communication; models for decision risk decision making, techniques for generating alternative courses of action in risk analysis and definitions of risk and opportunity theory will be examined. Within a context of local, state and federal regulatory guidelines, risk analysis and risk management will be investigated against a background on public safety and homeland security issues.

Course Information: This new public safety graduate level degree fills the need for a theoretical framework course, in particular, on risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management. It consists of graduate sessions over 15 academic weeks, requiring a midterm, final and a research paper.

Course Sequence: Weeks:

  1. Risk— Introduction, Definition and Discussion of Terms

Kinds of Risks---Natural and Man-Made and Risk Analysis Theory

  1. History of Risk Analysis and Assessment

Perception and Communication of Risk

  1. Models of Risk Analysis and Assessment

Strategies of Risk Assessment and Analysis

  1. Strategies for Global Risk Assessment

Risk Surveys and Design

  1. Quantitative Risk Assessment and Analysis

Analytical Tools of Risk Analysis and Assessment

  1. Threats, Vulnerabilities, Consequences

Federal, State and Local Differences in Model Risk Assessment and theory

  1. Midterm

  2. Risk Behavior and Assessment During Emergencies and Disasters

Asset Based Risk Assessment versus geographic Based Risk Assessment

  1. Decision Making Matrix in Risk Assessment

Risk Decision Making: Case Studies

  1. Individual Risk and Assessments

Organizational Risk Assessment

  1. Chaos Theory and “Analytical “ Luck

Mitigation of Risk at Community and State levels

  1. Mitigation of Risks at the Federal Level

Communicating Risk and Risk Legacy Theory

  1. Life Cycle of Risk Analysis and Assessment

Risk Assessment of High Consequence Events

  1. Risk Assessment Consequences: People, Property and Infrastructure

Improving Risk Assessment in Crisis

  1. Final Exam and Research Papers Due

Readings: One text, Terje Aven, Risk Analysis:Assessing Uncertainties (New York: Wiley, 2008) will be used plus David Vose, Risk Analysis: A Quantitative Guide (New York: Wiley, 2008), and six case studies, plus four articles from the Journal of RiskResearch and SRA Risk Analysis. Bibliographies are attached.

SPEA INTERNAL NEW COURSE REQUEST FORM

Instructions: Complete all items requested on this form. Core Campus: IUB and IUPUI

Circle suggested course level: Graduate: SPEA-J 524

Course Title: Crisis Management in Public Safety

Is variable title approval being requested? ___Yes _X__ No

Instructor: Varies

First time course is to be offered (semester/year): Frequency of scheduling:

Credit Hours: Fixed at ___3__ or variable credit from _____ to _____

Is this course to be graded S-F? ___ Yes __X_ No

Will this course be required for majors: ___ Yes __X_ No

Lecture Contact Hours: Fix at _____________ or Variable from ______________ to _____________

Non-Lecture Contact Hours: Fixed at ________ or Variable from ______________ to _____________

Estimated Enrollment: __7-30___ of which _100____% expected to be graduate students

Prerequisite (limit of 4): ___ Yes (If yes, indicate prerequisite courses) __X_ No

Course description (not to exceed 50 words): The identification and management of criminal justice and public safety crises. Issues of psychological and behavioral responses to crises, mitigation, contingency and response plans, coordination with governmental and nonprofit agencies and private corporations, crisis decision making, communication, infrastructure and proactive planning. Practical crisis management techniques for use in public safety.

Justification for new course: New graduate-level public safety degree

Attach statement outlining if course overlaps with existing courses in SPEA or other IU departments. Please list departments/schools consulted and their response. NO OVERLAP

Legislative History:

Faculty Member Submitting Request: Kenna Quinet Date: 09/19/08

Faculty Group Approved: Date: 11/07/08

Curricular Committee(s) Approved: Date: 11/07/08

Campus Faculty Approved: Date: 11/07/08

Council of Public Administrators Approved: C of PA Date: 01/16/09

Academic Council/Consent Docket Approved: Consent Docket Date: 02/12/09

University Registrar Form Submitted: Terri Belden → David McSwane Date: 01/19/09

IUPUI - SYLLABUS

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

SPEA-J 524 Crisis Management for Public Safety

General Description:

This course is designed to improve critical thinking skills and the development of concepts and techniques to manage crises. The course will examine the National Response Plan, National Incident Management System, organizing for response, managing the response organization, managing in a turbulent environment, crisis decision making and communications which can be used in dealing with emergencies and disasters. An examination of current approaches to crisis identification, issue management, and crisis management through a mix of discussion, lecture, and presentation by applying research, theory, and case examples to situations with a goal of developing crisis, contingency, and incident management plans along with issue identification and strategic response sets to crisis situations.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course students will be conversant with current disaster management doctrine and will have demonstrated, through discussions, quizzes, exam, and practical exercises, the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and abilities to:

  • Be aware of the National Response Plan(NRP) and National Incident Management System(NIMS)

  • Effectively use the Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Positively contribute to a disaster management team

  • Contribute in the emergency planning process

  • Effectively engage in leadership activities

  • Emulate the attributes of an effective decision maker

  • Efficiently communicate in an emergency

  • Understand the key tasks involved in working with other public safety agencies, non-government organizations (NGO’s), volunteers and citizens

  • Participate in a formal critical infrastructure hazard risk assessment activity

  • Actively participate in the process of developing a hazard risk mitigation plan

  • Assist in the development and presentation of realistic, risk based lectures, training programs and exercises to protect vulnerable civilian populations from a cataclysmic event

Texts and Readings

Worst-Case Scenarios by Cass R. Sunstein. Harvard University Press, 2007.

The National Response Plan, the National Incident Management System, and the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan are required documents. Additional reading will include articles and reports addressing a variety of applications of crisis management, leadership, and case studies. A required text is TBD.

Course Requirements

Group Project: Students will be required to conduct a threat analysis and develop a comprehensive protection plan.

Final Paper: Students will complete a final paper involving research and writing a paper on the application of crisis management in a public safety context. Proposals for other types of papers or projects will be considered and may be pursued with the authorization of the instructor

Examinations: Midterm and final examinations covering crisis management concepts, techniques, strategies and public safety applications.


Course Schedule: TBD

SPEA INTERNAL NEW COURSE REQUEST FORM

Instructions: Complete all items requested on this form. Core Campus: IUB and IUPUI

Circle suggested course level: Graduate: SPEA-J 520

Course Title: Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety

Is variable title approval being requested? ___Yes _X_ No

Instructor: John Ottensmann

First time course is to be offered (semester/year): Spring 2010 Frequency of scheduling: Every 2 years

Credit Hours: Fixed at __3__ or variable credit from _____ to _____

Is this course to be graded S-F? ___ Yes _X_ No

Will this course be required for majors: _X_ Yes ___ No

Lecture Contact Hours: Fix at _____40______ or Variable from ______________ to _____________

Non-Lecture Contact Hours: Fixed at ________ or Variable from ______________ to _____________

Estimated Enrollment: __20_ of which _100_% expected to be graduate students

Prerequisite (limit of 4): ___ Yes (If yes, indicate prerequisite courses) _X_ No

Course description (not to exceed 50 words): The use of geographic information systems to map locations of events and analyze patterns for decision making and facility location in areas of public safety including criminal justice, fire services, emergency management, and homeland security and the management and application of those systems.

Justification for new course: Required for proposed Master in Criminal Justice and Public Safety degree program.

Attach statement outlining if course overlaps with existing courses in SPEA or other IU departments. Please list departments/schools consulted and their response. NO OVERLAP

Legislative History:

Faculty Member Submitting Request: John Ottensmann Date: 09/23/08

Faculty Group Approved: Criminal Justice Faculty Date: 11/07/08

Curricular Committee(s) Approved: Graduate Curriculum Committee Date: 11/07/08

Campus Faculty Approved: IUPUI Faculty Date: 11/07/08

Council of Program Administrators Approved: C of PA Date: 01/16/09

Academic Council/Consent Docket Approved: Consent Docket Date: 02/12/09

University Registrar Form Submitted: Terri Belden → David McSwane Date: 02/19/09

SPEA SYLLABUS

SPEA-J 520 Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety

General Description

This course provides the skills for mapping and analyzing data on crimes, fires, emergency responses, and other incidents for law enforcement and other areas of public safety using geographic information systems. The course covers basic concepts of mapping and geographic information systems and addresses the use of geographic information systems for the analysis of such data.

A major part of the course involves learning to use ArcGIS geographic information system software for public safety mapping and analysis. An introduction to the use of specialized analysis software is also provided.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Understand basic mapping and geographic information systems concepts

  • Create a variety of maps, including thematic maps, using ArcGIS

  • Produce finished map products suitable for presentation

  • Know various sources of GIS data and how to get those data into a GIS

  • Geocode incident locations from address data

  • Query and select incident data by attribute and location

  • Perform analysis of incident data using buffers, spatial overlays, and other geoprocessing tools

  • Create incident density surface maps and perform hot spot analysis

  • Perform network analysis for emergency response

  • Use GIS to aid in facility location

  • Understand how GIS is applied in a wide range of public safety contexts

  • Manage the GIS function in a public safety context

Texts and Readings

Given the rapid rate of change in this field, suggested texts are only examples of what might be used when the course is offered.

Tim Ormsby, Eileen Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carlyn Groess, and Laura Feaster. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop. Second edition updated for ArcGIS 9. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press, 2004.

Keith Harries. Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, 1999.

Nancy J. Obermeyer and Jeffrey K. Pinto. Managing Geographic Information Systems. Second edition. Guilford Press, 2007.

Additional reading will include articles and reports addressing a variety of applications of geographic information systems and spatial analysis in public safety settings. Because these should represent the current state-of-the art, it does not make sense to identify such readings for the new course proposal. Indeed, these readings should be updated each time the course will be offered.

Course Requirements

Labs: The course will meet on a regular basis in a computer lab for purposes of learning the use of the geographic information systems software. Students will be required to participate in all lab sessions. If a student is forced to miss any lab, the student will be required to make up the work covered in the lab and submit the appropriate material documenting that work.

GIS Assignments: Regular assignments will require the use of the geographic information system to perform a variety of mapping and analysis activities. Students will complete these assignments outside of class.

Final Paper or Project: Students will complete a final paper or project that involves either (a) researching and writing a paper on the application of geographic information systems in a specific public safety context; or (b) developing a geographic information system application to address a specific public safety problem, either real or hypothetical and preparing a report on the application. Proposals for other types of papers or projects will be considered and may be pursued with the prior authorization of the instructor

Examinations: Midterm and final examinations covering geographic information systems concepts, understanding of methods of analysis, and public safety applications.

Course Schedule

Week 1

Lecture: Introduction to the course; applications of GIS in public safety

Week 2

Lecture: Basic cartographic and GIS concepts

Lab: Introduction to GIS software

Week 3

Lecture: Representing information in GIS

Lab: Displaying features, dealing with projections

Week 4

Lecture: Mapping spatial data for decision making

Lab: Displaying data in GIS, thematic maps

Week 5

Lecture: Presenting spatial data for decision making

Lab: Preparing maps for presentation in a variety of formats

Week 6

Lecture: Sources of GIS data

Lab: Obtaining, converting, and entering GIS data

Week 7

Lecture: Technologies for spatial data collection

Lab: Geocoding

Week 8

Midterm examination

Week 9

Lecture: Analysis of spatial data

Lab: Using GIS to analyze spatial relationship

Week 10

Lecture: Facility location

Lab: Geoprocessing operations

Week 11

Lecture: Identifying problem distributions for decision making

Lab: Density mapping and hot spot analysis

Week 12

Lecture: Using GIS to manage emergency response

Lab: Network analysis

Week 13

Lecture: Managing GIS – strategic issues

Week 14

Lecture: Managing GIS – operational issues

Week 15

Lecture: Future developments in the application of GIS for public safety

Final Examination



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