CRJU 3600 - Criminal Justice Administration


Introduction to criminal justice management theory, practice, and policy. This course includes a review of traditional schools or organizational theory, including bureaucracy, scientific management, human relations, and the behavioral approach, with particular emphasis on how each applies to criminal justice agencies.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to assess and analyze administrative and management concepts in the criminal justice system.
  2. Identify criminal justice stakeholders and their influence in the delivery of criminal justice related services.
  3. Understand environmental factors that affect the delivery of criminal justice related services.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use their understanding of criminal justice organizations and contexts as models and exemplars of administrative theoretical principles.
  • Module 1: Defining Management and Organization
  • Module 2: Open versus Closed Systems
  • Module 3: Service Quality Approach and Environmental Influences
  • Module 4: Motivation, Conflict, Power, and Ethical Issues
  • Module 5: Leadership and Communication
  • Module 6: Police Administration and Courts
  • Module 7: Probation, Parole, Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers
  • Module 8: Measuring Organizational Effectiveness and Service Quality

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1100

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