This course is designed to familiarize the student with the theoretical and practical management perspectives embraced by the American criminal justice system. This will include the nature of criminal justice organizations, individual and group behavior within those organizations, processes inherent in those organizations, and areas of criminal justice reform from a Christian perspective.
The purpose of this course is to expose the student to introductory concepts in the field of criminal justice management. It primarily explores the science of management in the three main areas of the field: policing, courts, and corrections. This is not a “how-to” be a police manager course, but rather a familiarization of the challenges of organization, staffing, and training (including discussion of Civil Rights obligations), and an overview of historical developments of theoretical frameworks and key thinkers related to managerial development.
You will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
You will take an online quiz over the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations.
You will complete 2 Discussions in this course. Post one initial thread then post 2 replies to two other students’ inital post.
You will write three 1-2 page memorandums on different topics. To do so, you will use the instructions and document templates to guide the content and format of the memo.
You will read the assigned chapters in Called to Lead and take an online quiz on the material.
You will read the assigned chapters in Managing Police Organizations and take an online quiz on the material.
You will take one online cumulative quiz on the material covered in the reading assignments.