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

IUPUI – Appendices


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 Risk Research 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

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