Leadership, Ethics and Policing – CJUS 610

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Ethical Leadership is a foundational principle in building an excellent organization and developing and maintaining public trust. This class focuses not only on ethical principles; it focuses on ethical leadership with a Christian Worldview.

Prerequisites

CJUS 500 and CJUS 520 and CJUS 530 and CJUS 550

Rationale

Without warning, a police leader can be called to a scene of a critical incident. The police leader will make decisions on behalf of the department that not only may define the leader’s career but also defines the public’s view of that very organization where the leader works. Literally lives of citizens and lives of subordinates may balance in the hands of this police leader. At other times, a police leader may not be challenged with a split second leader decision; rather, they may be challenged by a set of circumstances that will require a well-thought-out ethical decision. This class challenges the skill set of police practitioners by focusing on sound ethical leadership principles.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Compose a personal leadership statement encompassing Christian worldview ethical leadership.
  2. Produce a personal definition of leadership.
  3. Analyze leadership principles through a Christian worldview.
  4. Recognize the importance of ethical leadership.
  5. Identify an ethical decision-making process.
  6. Identify the consequences of unethical behavior in justice organizations.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

There will be 3 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread must be 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250 words.

Personal Philosophy of Leadership

The student will write a 5-page Personal Philosophy of Leadership paper in current APA format that focuses on the vision, mission, and values of the student. The paper must include at least 5–7 references in addition to the class textbooks and the Holy Bible.

Narcissistic Leadership Project

The student will compare and contrast the traits of a narcissistic leader with those of a covenant leader by writing an 8–10-page paper. The paper must follow current APA guidelines. The page count does not include the title page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material. It must include 10–15 sources with at least 1 source being the Holy Bible.

Servant Leadership Project

The student will outline a brief plan to apply the ideas of servant leadership in a police organization by writing an 8–10-page paper. The paper must follow current APA guidelines. The page count does not include the title page, abstract, or reference section. It must include 10–15 sources with at least 1 source being the Holy Bible.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10–15 multiple-choice and 2 essay questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.