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Current Issues and Future Directions in Criminal Justice Tony Callisto

Welcome to The Class


Anthony Callisto, Jr. Professional Experience SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY January 2006 – present Chief and Director of Public Safety – Permanent May 2007 – present, Interim March 2006 – May 2007 – Campus police, security and public safety executive administrator and commander

Deputy Director of Public Safety / Deputy Chief – January 2006 – March 2006

– Operations and administrative commander of peace office force, security force, communications officers and administrative staff in a large campus law enforcement agency.


ONONDAGA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE January 1982 – September 2006

Chief Deputy – December 1996 – September 2006 – Custody Department Commander / Research & Development Division Commander

Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant – October 1993 - December 1996 – Transition Director and Transport Unit Commander

Deputy Sheriff Sergeant – November 1987 - October 1993 – Transition Project Manager/Administrative Supervisor: (June 1990 - October 1993) – Transport / Court Security Unit Executive Officer: (November 1987 - June 1990)

Deputy Sheriff – January 1982 - November 1987


CALLISTO CONSULTING • June 1997 – present • National Criminal Justice and Organizational Development Consultant

ONONDAGA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION • September 1981 – January 1982 • Correction Officer

SOLVAY POLICE DEPARTMENT • June 1980 – January 1982 • Community Service Officer

DEY BROTHER’S DEPARTMENT STORES • September 1980 – September 1981 • Loss Prevention Officer


Adjunct Professor Experience COLUMBIA COLLEGE, Columbia, MO • May 2000 – present • Adjunct Faculty Member – Criminal Justice Administration and Master of Science Criminal Justice Graduate Courses: • Current Issues and Future Directions In Criminal Justice • Criminal Justice Policy Development • Crisis Intervention • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems Undergraduate Courses: • Corrections and Penology • Organized Crime • Legal Issues in Criminal Justice • Criminal Justice Integrative Seminar • Diversity in Criminal Justice • Management of Criminal Justice Agencies

KEUKA COLLEGE, Penn Yan, NY • February 2006 – June 2009 • Adjunct Faculty Member – Criminal Justice Administration Undergraduate Courses: • Punishment and Corrections • Ethnic Diversity


Published Articles November 1999 – “If it isn’t Written it didn’t happen, Incident Reports”, American Jails, November/December 1999 Volume XIII/Number 5 February 2000 – “Incident Reports Begin With Well-Developed Reporting System” ,Correction Manager’s Report Volume V. No.5 May 2000 – “Organizational Values in a Correctional Setting: The Guiding Light for Policy, Procedure and Practice”, American Jails, May/June 2000 Volume XIV/Number 2 November 2000 – “Enhancing Jail Security and Public Safety: Through Effective Jail Programs – Corrections and Education Working Together”, American Jails, November/December 2000 Volume XIV/Number 5 December 2001 – “Testifying in Court”, American Jail Association Jail Operations Bulletin Vol.VII No. 9 August/September 2003 – “Officer Safety in a Local Correctional Facility: Ten Steps to Keeping Officers Safe While Protecting Life and Property”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume IX, Number 2 October/November 2003 – “Investigations in Jails, Determining Who, What, Where, When Why, and How”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume IX, Number 3 November/December 2003 – “21st Century Correctional Outcomes: Organizational Assessment and Officer Hiring”, American Jails, November/December 2003 Volume XVI/Number 5 April/May 2004 – “Twelve Practices of Effective Jail Managers and Leaders”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume IX, Number 6 May/June 2004 – “President’s Commentary: Excerpts from 2004 Presidential Swear-in Speech”, American Jails, May/June 2004 Volume XVII/Number 2 July/August 2004 – “President’s Commentary: Physical and Mental Health in Jails”, American Jails, July/August 2004 Volume XVII/Number 3


Published Articles June/July 2004 – “Overtime Management in Public Safety”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume X, No. 1 August/September 2004 – “Inmate Health Care and Behavioral Health Services in Jails”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume X, Number 2 September/October 2004 – “President’s Commentary: Security and Staffing in Jails”, American Jails, September/October 2004 Volume XVIII/Number 4 October/November 2004 – “Developing Religious Programs in Jails”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume X, No.3 November/December 2004 – “President’s Commentary: Jails and the Community”, American Jails, Volume XVIII/Number 5 December/January 2004 – “Twenty-first Century Leadership in Local Corrections”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume X, No. 4 April/May2005 – “Principles of Community Policing, Principles of Direct Supervision and Direct Supervision Jails 30 Years Later”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume X, No. 6 June/July 2005 – “Staff Development, Strategic Thinking and the Learning Organization: Are You Building Your Leadership Bench for Tomorrow?”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume XI, No. 1 August/September 2005 – “Executive Development in Criminal Justice”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume XI, No. 2 October/November 2005 – “Avoiding the Fatal jail Sins of Complacency and Convenience”, Correction Manager’s Report Volume XI, No. 3 March 3, 2011 – “If Suspicious, Don’t Delay Calling Authorities”, Syracuse Post Standard (contributing writer) March 31, 2011 – “Social media tools put your safety at risk”, Syracuse Post Standard (contributing writer)


Course Overview •

The purpose of this course is to provide the graduate student with a view of the changing factors and conditions impacting the criminal justice system as well as a an overview of trends that will likely impact components of the system.

The course will review contemporary issues as well as advanced uses of technology. Issues which are serious problems within the system will be examined with up to date research.

The course will look at the future of juvenile justice, the impact of the threat of terrorism, new policing and law enforcement strategies, the death penalty, civil liberties, institutional and community corrections and diversity issues in the future of criminal justice.

The course textbook provides the graduate student with a blend of information including research as well as creative ideas for the future of the criminal justice system, law and public policy.

The student should demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the objectives by scoring an average of 80% or better on written examinations and classroom assignments, and demonstrating the ability to discuss and apply theoretical concepts in a practical manner.


Course Objectives • To understand current issues in the American system of justice. • To understand the legal, practical, political nature of issues and trends in criminal justice. • To understand the law and public policy and how they interface with crime and public safety. • To critically analyze trends and issues in the criminal justice system.


Measurable Learning Outcomes • Identify specific problems, trends and issues in the criminal justice system. • Distinguish between problems, trends and issues of the past, present and the future. • Master at least one trend or issue and become sufficiently knowledgeable so information can be imparted to the class in a formalized manner.

• Demonstrate a practical and working knowledge of how the issue or trend developed. • Predict, explain, and support likely future developments regarding the trend or issue and justify what interventions would be appropriate.


Assignment Overview • You are expected to be involved in the course a minimum of 5 hours per week participating in discussions and other appropriate online activities, such as sending and receiving e-mail. You should also plan to spend an additional 5 hours per week reading, writing and studying. • All work is due on Saturdays at 11:59pm.


Assignments Reading Assignments – Complete weekly reading assignments before participating in Discussions or Dropbox assignments so you can apply what you have learned from the text readings.

Multimedia Content – You must view any PowerPoints, videos and/or pod casts posted in the course content. – There may be quiz questions related to any of the materials as well as points of discussion during our weekly discussion posts.

Discussions – Your discussion postings must be original and intelligible; you must communicate effectively. – Your initial posting for each question must be a minimum of 100 words, and you must address each additional question posed by the instructor during the discussion. – In addition to posting your original answer, you must respond to at least three (3) of your classmates’ postings. – You are expected to read all discussion postings each week. All discussions must take place in the Discussions area. – E-mailed discussion postings will not receive credit.


Assignments Dropbox Assignments – Dropbox Assignments should be written as if you are communicating with a client. – The formal rules of proper English and grammar apply, and points will be deducted for misspellings, incomplete sentences, poor sentence structure, etc. – Each of the two assignments each week must be 2-3 pages in length, double spaced and written in APA or MLA format. – You must include an additional page with references with each assignment. – Please prepare your assignment using MS Word or Word Perfect and submit it to the Dropbox. – E-mailed assignments will not receive credit.

Tests – Beginning in Week 2, you will complete tests that will assess your understanding of the week’s material. – Each quiz consists of 20 multiple-choice questions, and you will have 1 hour to complete it. – You will not need a proctor for any of the tests.


Assignments Term Paper – By the beginning of Week Four (4) start researching a component of the criminal justice system. Write 15 – 20 page, double spaced APA or MLA format paper highlighting your research into the system component; highlight current challenges to the component, expected future challenges, and your creative ideas on how the component can be effective in the future. – References are required; you must cite at least five. – “Wikipedia” is not an acceptable resource and should not be used as a citation. – There are several Websites and library resources available on criminal justice to assist you in your research for this assignment; please ensure that the Internet is not your only source of information. – The paper must be prepared formatted for MSWord 97 or newer and submitted via the appropriate Dropbox folder. Make sure your full name appears on all pages. – The paper will be due Week 7.


Week 1