CCJS3360 Criminal Justice Administration

Course Description

Administrative problems and their solutions in correctional and law enforcement programs.

This course is designed to provide students with the basic philosophy, principles, and organizational structures available for administrators of the police, the courts, and corrections. The intent is not to postulate one, true management style, or organization. It is to develop a set of principles and practices used to organize the personnel, and define their functions and roles within the criminal justice system. The course will examine the police, the courts, and corrections aspects separately. A select portion of the semester will be devoted to the rights of employees, labor relations and liability issues, as well as discipline and budgetary concerns of the criminal justice system.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Defend the position of the criminal justice system being a true system or a process of a true non system.
  • Describe operations, roles, and functions of the police, courts, and corrections components of the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze unique issues and practices in the police, courts, and corrections.
  • Explain special challenges an administrator faces with labor relations, liability, discipline, and ethical considerations within the frame work of the criminal justice system.
  • Identify technologies currently used and new technologies in application to the criminal justice system.