Public Safety Leadership Certificate Requirements
- These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2019 and thereafter.
Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
- Click each course below to read the course description.
This 12-credit certificate program requires the following:
CRJU 676 Systems and Applications in Criminal Justice
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
CRJU 708 Leadership Development in Criminal Justice
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
CRJU 718 Leadership in Public Safety Organizations
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.
CRJU 722 Strategic and Crisis Management in Criminal Justice Organizations
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 of the need for organizational change. prerequisites: none