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Republic of the Philippines

NAVAL STATE UNIVERSITY


Naval, Biliran

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


Department of Criminology

SYLLABUS in Ethics 311 – Police Ethics and Values

Course Code : Ethics 311


Course Title : Police Ethics and Values
Time Frame : 54 Hrs per Semester
Consultation : TBA
Instructor : Melcon S. Lapina, MSCrim

I. Course Description
This course gives emphasis on a humanity-oriented discipline intended to develop an understanding of the norms of appropriate action in public safety
and their stand on the basic issues including the legal and moral duties of public safety officers towards the community, based on Presidential Decree
No. 62.

II. Course Objectives


At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
1. appreciate the importance of the PNP code of professional conduct and ethical standards and police community relation in the success of every law
enforcement agency;
2. evaluate similarities and differences of the PC-INP with present PNP concerning the core of values and virtues;’
3. analyze the concepts of the law enforcement code of ethics and its practice or application with the contemporary days;
4. identify the inefficiency and incompetence of the PNP and to restructure it into a more responsive type of organization; and
5. analyze and upgrade the capabilities of the PNP through the value of the law enforcement code of ethics, the professional conducts, ethical
standards, and the ways o police community relation.
III. Course Content
TIME OBJECTIVES TOPIC CONTENTS ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES READING and MODE OF
FRAME TEACHING EVALUATION
MATERIALS
PRELIMS At the end of this lesson, the student should be A. Introduction: Values • Socialized discussion • Handouts • Recitation
able to: & Rights • Lecture • Reference • Written
1. Understand the definition of values & 1. Max Schellar’s • MS Power Point Books and quizzes
rights; and Definition of values Presentation Articles • Answer to
2. Learn the importance of ethical theory 2. Harmin, Raths & • Case Study • LCD Projector review
and human behavior, its principles, nature Simon Definition • Chalk and questions
& scope and concept. 3. Rights defined Board • Major
Examination
B. Ethical theory and s
human behavior
1. Principles of ethical
theory
2. Nature & scoop of
human behavior
3.Source of
understanding human
behavior
4. Assumptions of
human behavior
5. Reason for studying
human behavior
MIDTERMS At the end of this lesson, the student should be Police Behavior & • Socialized discussion • Handouts • Recitation
able to: Ethical Standards • Lecture • Reference • Written
1. Identify police behaviors and ethical a. Police Behavior • MS Power Point Books and quizzes
standards; and 1. Standards of police Presentation Articles • Answer to
2. Recognize the different police core behavior • Case Study • LCD Projector review
values, police ethical issues and different 2.Ethical standards • Chalk and questions
kinds of police corruptions. B. Who are the police? Board • Major
Elements of the Examination
definition of the police s
C. Police Professional
conduct & Ethical
Standards
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1. Police core values
2. PNP stands on
basic issues
D. Police ethical
issues
1. Police corruptions
PRE- At the end of this lesson, the student should be The role of the police • Socialized discussion • Handouts • Recitation
FINALS able to appreciate the role of the police in the & the community • Lecture • Reference • Written
community, the importance of public relation, environment. • MS Power Point Books and quizzes
and police interpersonal skill. A. Police Community Presentation Articles • Answer to
Relation • Case Study • LCD Projector review
B. Public Relation • Chalk and questions
C. Police-community Board • Major
environment Examination
D Role of the police s
E. Police interpersonal
skill
F. Police interaction
FINALS At the end of this lesson, the student should be Community Policing • Socialized discussion • Handouts • Recitation
able to acquire knowledge in the practice of -Crime prevention • Lecture • Reference • Written
community policing by being a community program in the • MS Power Point Books and quizzes
oriented police as a crime prevention program. Philippines Presentation Articles • Answer to
-Empirical studies • Case Study • LCD Projector review
of community • Chalk and questions
policing Board • Major
Examination
-Community
s
policing adoptable
in the Philippines
-Community
oriented police

IV. Policies and Expectations

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Class Attendance and Participation

1. Regular class attendance is a course requirement. Students are encouraged to attend class punctually. A 15-minute portion of class missed is
counted as an absence.
2. Regardless of prior course grades, students who missed 10% of the total hours of academic time required per semester is automatically dropped
from the class with prior notice.
3. Classes begin at the exact times specified in the schedule of classes. Tardiness in three consecutive times will be counted as one absence.
4. Students absent from class are not allowed to make up missed tests, quizzes, writing assignments or other graded work.
5. Attendance will be taken during each class. Students must be present during the entire class period to be marked present. Going out of class earlier
than schedule is not allowed.
6. Attendance and participation make up 20% of the students’ grades.
7. Since attendance marks an important part of the students’ grades, regular attendance and active participation are therefore of central importance for
this course to provide students not just with good grades but also with both fun and satisfying education experience.

Class Decorum

1. No wearing of headphones. All electronic devices must be turned in discreet mood during class so as to avoid disturbing the class.
2. Students who are more than 15 minutes late are not permitted entry in the classroom and are therefore marked absent.
3. Students caught cheating and/or plagiarizing will be dismissed from the class and will receive failing grade.
4. Students wearing incomplete or improper uniforms are not allowed entry in the class.
5. Absolutely no eating and drinking in the class.
6. Leaving the class in the middle of a lecture, discussion, and class activities without express permission, having private conversations, text messaging
and receiving calls that disrupt the class are absolutely prohibited.

Turning in Works

1. All works such as assignments, and other written classroom activities must be turned in and handed to the instructor personally at the beginning of
the class on the date due. Works turned in by methods other than the one specified will not be accepted.
2. Late works are not accepted.

V. Assessment Procedure/Evaluation Scheme

The components of the student’s grade for a particular grading period are as follows:

Major Exams 40%

Quizzes and Other Requirements 40%


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Attendance 10%

Participation 10%

100%

The grade equivalent of scores in exams, quizzes, requirements, attendance and participation will be derived using the given formula:

GE = RS x 50/No. of Items + 50

Where: GE = grade equivalent; RS = raw score

A Student’s final overall grade will be calculated as followings:

(Prelim Grade + Midterm Grade + Pre-Final Grade + Final Grade)/4 = Final Grade Average

VI. References

Atty. Danilo S. Bermas, Handbook on Policr Ethics & Community Relations, Central Book Supply, Quezon City. 2004.
Peak, K (1999). Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices.
Wycoco, R. Notes on Police Community Relations. Manila, Philippines.
Republic Act 6713
Police Community Relations Manual; DPCR 2003 (Directorate for Police Community Relation)

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