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Spring 2019

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CRJ205 - Administration in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents general administrative concepts of criminal justice agency operations. Examines organizational principles and the individual, allocation and management of human resources, organizational effectiveness, change and evaluation. Prerequisite: CRJ101. Spring only.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.Analyze criminal justice administrative and management principles, policies and procedures and apply these principles to real life situations.
2.Explain the organizational structure and management of various criminal justice organizations within the three components of the Criminal Justice System.
3.Describe the management functions of various criminal justice organizations.
4. Explain the significance of leadership within a criminal justice agency.
5.Identify the culture, perspectives, attitudes, styles and ethics of various participants in criminal justice organizations.
6.Develop a comprehensive presentation by selecting, evaluating and applying relevant areas of scholarship to an important criminal justice issue, including recognizing how these criminal justice issues are affected by political, social, cultural, economic or ethical dimensions. *
7.Demonstrate communication skills that are appropriate to the criminal justice field by communicating information orally and in an effective manner and presenting written information employing proper grammar, spelling and structure.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. Intro to Criminal Justice Management
II. Management Positions in Criminal Justice
III. Historical Antecedents in Criminal Justice
IV. Leadership in Criminal Justice Agencies
V. Organizing Criminal Justice Agencies
VI. Decision Making and Planning in Criminal Justice Agencies
VII. Evaluating, Appraising & Assessing in Criminal Justice Agencies
VIII. Staffing and Personnel Issues in Criminal Justice Agencies
IX. Training and Education for Criminal Justice Agencies
X. Allocating Resources in Criminal Justice Agencies
XI. Reporting, Info. Mgt. & Communications in Criminal Justice Agencies
XII. Future Issues in Criminal Justice Administration

Effective Term: Spring 2016