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Justice Leadership and Management Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in  fall 2016 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.

  • Administration of Justice (CRJU 610)

    Analysis of the major conceptions of justice and the ways these conceptions affect the manner in which social and legal systems are constituted. Examines theoretical perspectives with a view to understanding the relationships between various institutions and the administration of justice. Presents a comparative and historical focus on local, national and international systems of justice.

  • 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

  • Information and Technology in Criminal Justice (CRJU 636)

    Explores how information is developed and processed into data informed decision making and policy. Analyze how to translate data information into knowledge. Presents a variety of criminal justice data information sources to provide an understanding of how data outcomes drive decision-making in the criminal justice system. Engage in more informed strategic and tactical planning and decision making using data systems, data management and data analysis techniques. 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

  • 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.

  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (CRJU 730)

    Examines contemporary issues pertaining to the criminal justice system. Explores the newest research and its impact on laws, policy, and practices. Evaluates the current issues in leading and managing the various complex agencies within the criminal justice system.  

  • 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