CJAD6304 Public Administration and Criminal Justice

Course Description

A critical analysis of criminal justice administration theories, research methodologies, and technologies that impact criminal justice administrations and application (law enforcement, courts, and corrections). Examines principles of administration, including organizational structure, function, and the processes of criminal justice systems.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify core management issues affecting delivery of services by criminal justice agencies.
  • Describe the political, economic, legal, and social environments in which criminal justice agencies operate.
  • Explain the constitutional and legal challenges of delivering policing, court, and correctional services in a diverse society.
  • Synthesize information and use analytical approaches in designing appropriate courses of action for management‐related problems in criminal justice agencies.
  • Organize and communicate information to a diverse workforce and citizenry by means of oral presentations, written documents, presentation graphics, and online techniques.
  • Observe and identify examples of decision‐making, leadership and management skills in public, private, or nonprofit criminal justice organizations.