CJ Theory, Practice Policy

Course Description

An overview of criminal justice administration, the history of police administration, organizational systems theory, principles, ideology, and managerial practice that has shaped the criminal justice profession.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the history and progress of the police profession as it relates to criminal justice today.
  • Evaluate and compare the original organizational systems to the current systems.
  • Analyze the managerial practices that have shaped the criminal justice profession.
  • Appraise senior level perspectives in criminal justice administration.
  • Evaluate past police administration practices and compare to current police administration practices.
  • Compare current organizational systems theory against other criminal justice systems.
  • Evaluate the different principles and ideologies used in current criminal justice practice.

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