SRJC Course Outlines

10/21/2019 8:43:49 AMAJ 222B Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 222BTitle:  MODULAR ACADEMY LVL II  
Full Title:  Modular Basic Police Academy - Level II
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled17.00
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled16.0017 min.Lab Scheduled272.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total17.00 Contact Total289.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  34.00Total Student Learning Hours: 323.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course is the second module of the Modular Basic Police Academy course and fulfills the minimum training requirements for Level II Reserve Officers as prescribed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Topics include criminal law, laws of arrest, evidence, report writing, crimes in progress, hazardous materials, firearms, and chemical agent training.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of AJ 222A or equivalent


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Student must pass California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Reading and Writing test with a POST required minimum T-Score of 42 to meet entry level requirements for law enforcement positions. Students must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal code 13511.5. Students must possess a valid driver’s license.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is the second module of the Modular Basic Police Academy course and fulfills the minimum training requirements for Level II Reserve Officers as prescribed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Topics include criminal law, laws of arrest, evidence, report writing, crimes in progress, hazardous materials, firearms, and chemical agent training.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of AJ 222A or equivalent
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Student must pass California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Reading and Writing test with a POST required minimum T-Score of 42 to meet entry level requirements for law enforcement positions. Students must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal code 13511.5. Students must possess a valid driver’s license.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify the definition, classification and elements of California Criminal Law.
2.  Identify the six warrantless searches.
3.  Demonstrate the ability to conduct preliminary investigation and investigative report writing.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. List and identify the crime elements and classifications of selected California Penal Code
    sections.
2. Define probable cause, 4th Amendment protections, the exclusionary rule and expectation of
    privacy in regard to search and seizure.
3. Evaluate the role of law enforcement within the meaning of community relations.
4. Identify major types of evidence and categorize as to whether it is direct or circumstantial and
    as to whether it is evidence or proof.
5. Differentiate between a category and narrative report including six essential primary
    questions.
6. Define and analyze California law which allows officers to use force, explain reasonable
    force, and correlate the force option used with the suspect's level of resistance.
7. Demonstrate proficiency in control holds, take-downs, carotid restraint, proper use of
    handcuffs, and weapon take-away techniques acquired in Arrest and Control/Baton training.
8. Demonstrate techniques of evidence presentation and courtroom testimony.
9. Identify safety guidelines used during firearms training and demonstrate proficiency in the use
    of a firearm and shotgun.
10. Analyze elements common to many cultures and examine the historical and current cultural
    composition of California.
11. Determine crime elements and classifications for violations of hate crime law, indicators of
    hate crimes and the impact of hate crimes on victims.

Topics and Scope
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I. California Criminal Law - Definition, Classification and Elements of:
    A. Property crimes
    B. Crimes against persons
    C. General criminal statutes
    D. Sexual assault
    E. Crimes against justice system
    F. Crimes against children
    G. Weapons violations
II. Search and Seizure
    A. 4th Amendment protections
    B. Introduction to warrant searches
         1. Probable Cause
         2. Affidavits
         3. Search warrant return
    C. Warrantless searches and seizure
         1. Plain view
         2. Stop and frisk
         3. Consent searches
         4. Exigent circumstances
         5. Incident to arrest
         6. Probation/parole searches
    D. Searches involving motor vehicles
         1. Plain view
         2. Probable cause
         3. Protective searches
         4. Consent
         5. Vehicle search incident to arrest
         6. Vehicle inventories
         7. Searches of vehicles as instrumentalities
    E. Searches involving bodily intrusions
         1. Warrant requirements
         2. Use of force during intrusion
         3. Specific circumstances
    F. Identification procedures
         1. In-field show-ups
         2. Photographic line-up
         3. Custodial line-ups
III. Evidence
    A. Evidence in a criminal trial
    B. Concepts of evidence
    C. Types of evidence
    D. Criteria for admitting evidence
    E. Exclusion of evidence
    F. Exceptions to hearsay
         1. Spontaneous statements
         2. Admissions and confessions
         3. Dying declarations
         4. Business records
IV. Investigative Report Writing
    A. Field notes
    B. Content elements of investigative report writing
    C. Investigative report writing
         1. Factual basis
         2. Elements of the crime
         3. Report preparation
V. Use of Force
    A. Introduction to force
         1. Reasonable force
         2. Authority to use force under Penal Code definitions and case law
    B. Force options
         1. Level of resistance-types of force
         2. Tactical communication
    C. Lethal force
         1. Consideration regarding use
         2. Homicide by peace officer under California Penal Code and case law
    D. Documentation of use of force
         1. Rationale for detailed documentation
         2. Level of detail
    E. Emotional aspects of the use of force
         1. Concept of control
         2. Managing fear
         3. Managing anger
         4. Role of initial and on-going training
    F. Intervention and use of excessive force
         1. Basis for intervention
         2. Intervention techniques
         3. Factors affecting intervention
    G. Consequences of unreasonable force
VI. Arrest and Control/Baton
    A. Controlling force, control holds, take-downs
         1. Gaining compliance
         2. Voice command
         3. Controlling force
    B. Carotid restraint
         1. Application
         2. Hazards
         3. Physical responses of the suspect
         4. Appropriate procedures after application
    C. Weapon retention/takeaways
         1. Controlling officer's firearm
         2. Disarming techniques
    D. Baton techniques
         1. Use as a defensive weapon
         2. Baton strikes
         3. Inappropriate use under color of authority
     E. Transporting prisoners
         1. Safety issues
         2. Suspect positioning within the vehicle
         3. Transporting officer responsibilities
         4. Search of the prisoner
         5. Use of safety belts
         6. Use of restraint cords
VII. Firearms/Chemical Agents
    A. Firearms safety
    B. Principles of shooting
    C. Chemical agents
VIII. Cultural Diversity/Discrimination
    A. Culture and ethnicity
    B. History
    C. Language and communication
    D. Social group patterns
    E. Customs
    F. Prejudice and discrimination
    G. Human rights
    H. Hate crimes
    I. Law related to hate crimes
    J. Racial Profiling
IX. Community Relations as they Relate to the Function of Law Enforcement
    A. Peace officers responsibilities in the community
    B. Proactive versus reactive policing
    C. Community partnerships
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments
1. Read 6-10 chapters per week from POST workbooks
2. Research and document approximately 25 written assignments from police policy and
    procedure manuals or texts
3. Prepare 6-8 investigative reports of which 2 are graded
 
Lab Related Assignments
1. Prepare and recall approximately 40 law study cards
2. Complete 25 POST learning activities
3. Complete 1 POST constructed multiple choice tests
4. Complete 11 POST exercise tests

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 40%
Written homework, write various types of crime reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework problems, report writing vignettes including crime classification
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 40%
Class performances, skill simulations--Defensive Tactics & Firearms
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
Tests, final: Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, mid-term; final; quizzes; scenario testing
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Student Workbooks, Learning Domains 6,7,8,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,30,33,35,39,40 and 42, current edition.
California Penal Code, current edition.
California Collision Investigation Manual, current edition
California Alcohol Beverage Control Manual, current edition
California Criminal Evidence Guide. Hill, Raymond. Halleck Creek Publishing. current edition

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