Justice Leadership and Management Degree Requirements
- These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2018 and thereafter.
- Click each course below to read the course description.
This 30-credit program requires the following:
Core Courses (30 credits)
Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (CRJU 600)
Examines ethical and moral values and professional responsibilities and decision-making as they pertain to the criminal justice system. Recognize characteristics of an ethical system and ethical frameworks for various criminal justice organizations. Explores ethical implications of discretionary power and various policy issues. Analyzes ethical dilemmas and ethical conduct versus misconduct.
Research Analysis for Criminal Justice (CRJU 604)
Methods and techniques of research and research design, conducting and assessing research in criminal justice agency management environment; translation of research findings to policy; informational resources readily available to the agency manager. Designed to prepare students to gather decision-relevant information.
Management and Supervision in Criminal Justice (CRJU 620)
Examines the foundational concepts of management and supervision as applied in criminal justice organizations. Explores organization and policy planning, budgeting, forecasting, human resources, and policy implementation. Emphasis is placed on issues relating to effective management and supervision in criminal justice. Topics covered include managing budgets and strategies on project management, supervising and managing personnel and staff development, setting clear performance goals, and building internal and external partnerships and community relationships to support the mission of an organization.
Professional Communications in Criminal Justice (CRJU 626)
Examines strategies and techniques used to obtain information in a variety of situations, to differentiate between interview and interrogation, to interact with diverse populations, to communicate with the media and to analyze information for consideration as evidence. Explores how the use of appropriate communications techniques and procedures leads to effective leadership, management and supervision within the criminal justice system. prerequisite: none
Politics, Legislation and the Media in Criminal Justice (CRJU 666)
Examines the influence and process of politics on the criminal justice system, the legislative process and how legislation is enacted, and general policy-making procedures. Includes analysis of the evolution of a crime problem and how it transforms into law, policy and practice and how politics and the media influence perceptions and reactions to criminal behavior that may lead to successful legislative outcomes. Explores the design and implementation of future forecasting models, guided by law and policy, specific to the criminal justice process and offers a problem-oriented approach to effective lobbying and utilization of media resources in policy-making. prerequisite: none
Systems and Applications in Criminal Justice (CRJU 676)
Students diagnose and analyze real-world crime-related issues and problems in the criminal justice system. Examines decision-making techniques used in time-sensitive situations and crisis management. Offers a problem-oriented approach to effective leadership and management within the criminal justice system. prerequisite: none
Leadership Development in Criminal Justice (CRJU 708)
Integrates evolving perspectives in leadership, principles of criminal justice administration, and relevant technological innovations and applications. Studies the influence of leadership as it relates to criminal justice organizational culture, governing bodies, strategic planning, succession planning, diversity and globalization. prerequisite: none
Leadership in Public Safety Organizations (CRJU 718)
As the issues facing today's public safety organizations become more diverse, so too does complexity of their missions. Leadership in an organizational context requires knowledge of the organization's functioning, its culture, and the situations in which decisions are shaped and made individually or collectively. This course provides a historical and contemporary overview of the relationship of leadership and organizations relevant to public safety. Students examine the process of organizational leadership through the lens of complexity leadership theory, and identify components of that process within public safety organizations that can develop them into more adaptive systems. Students will examine real public safety leadership and organizational issues and problems from a bureaucratic organizational perspective, and discover way to resolve them while applying theory to practical situations. This course allows students to identify and evaluate contemporary leadership issues in today's complex public safety system.
Strategic and Crisis Management in Criminal Justice Organizations (CRJU 722)
Examines strategic and crisis management methodologies and tactics employed in criminal justice organizations. Provides foundational skills and financial literacy for managing resources and personnel while managing competing priorities. Identifies conflict management and resolution strategies in justice leadership. Explores the cultural, ethical, social and political effects on organizational management. Discusses the nature and impact of external forces on criminal justice management and leadership and an understanding ofthe need for organizational change.
Capstone in Criminal Justice (CRJU 777)
Capstone course offers students an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of knowledge in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, gained while working toward completion of the graduate degree. Course is designed to be an integrative experience in which students combine their knowledge of criminological theory and of justice policy with practical skills to develop a comprehensive approach to planned change. rerequisites: CRJU 601, 602, 603, 610, 708 and 710
as of fall 2018