Criminal Justice Management Courses

Critical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System (3 Credits, CJMS 600)

An analysis of the U.S. criminal justice system. Topics include the role of criminal justice agencies and personnel in the prevention and response to crime, as well as interagency cooperation and coalition building from a manager’s perspective.

Perspectives in Law Enforcement Management (3 Credits, CJMS 610)

A study of law enforcement philosophies and techniques to reduce crime commonly applied at the organizational level. Topics include the politics of policing, police/community relations, police research, professionalization of personnel, and emerging problems in policing from a domestic and international perspective.

Issues in Correctional Administration (3 Credits, CJMS 620)

An in-depth study of current challenges for managers in correctional environments. Topics include the privatization of corrections, intelligence sharing, re-entry and community corrections, security threat groups, assessment techniques and empirical evaluations of treatment methods, special populations, growth rates, the political environment, and interagency and community cooperation.

Seminar in Security Management (3 Credits, CJMS 630)

A study of the management of security operations within a private setting. Discussion covers vulnerability assessment; emergency planning; interagency cooperation; threat assessment; use of technology; and information gathering, sharing, and storing. Topics also include personnel management, budgeting, reporting requirements, and current trends.

Criminal Justice Intelligence Systems and Approaches (3 Credits, CJMS 640)

An in-depth examination of the principles that guide the gathering and sharing of intelligence in the United States. Emphasis is on the interoperability between crime-fighting agencies within the criminal justice system. Topics include analytic methodologies, interview and interrogation techniques, open-source and proprietary data sources, criminal organization analysis, criminal conspiracy, enterprise theory, trial testimony, and witness protection.

Legal Aspects within the Criminal Justice System (3 Credits, CJMS 650)

An introduction to the impact of constitutional and criminal law on managerial responsibilities within the criminal justice system. Topics include pivotal historic and current legal cases and their application to methods of prevention, as well as reaction to crime in the United States.

Issues in Criminal Justice Leadership (3 Credits, CJMS 660)

Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits of program coursework, including all core and specialization courses except MGMT 670. A discussion of case studies involving successful leaders in the criminal justice system. Analysis covers the various characteristics and leadership styles that have proven most effective in the profession. Various theories, models, historical examples, and practical applications are reviewed. Senior criminal justice leaders discuss issues via videoconferencing. Topics include ethics and virtue in criminal justice; navigating the political environment (e.g., being politically savvy without being political); staff development; and labor relations, media relations, and working effectively with various advocacy groups.