The study of applied research designs. Data
collection methods emphasized will be observation and psychometry. Both
qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods will be studied, with
strong emphasis on results interpretation. Must be taken as a foundational
course for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Cross-listed as EDUC
||Current Issues and Future Directions in
An examination of the current critical issues in the justice system
affecting law enforcement, criminal justice personnel, public policy, and
recent social developments. Must be taken as a foundational course for the
Master of Science in Criminal Justice.
Examination of topics in the area of law, legal controls, and
ethical issues in the criminal justice field. Areas such as corruption,
misconduct, and related issues will be discussed.
||Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
||Organizational Theory and Practice
Examination of modern concepts of effective management. Discussions focus
on foundations, theories, and literature for designing effective
organizational relationships. The case approach is used extensively to
develop a framework for analyzing the structural and contextual dimensions
which impact organizational effectiveness. Cross-listed as BUSI 522.
Examination of the development, implementation, and analysis of
public policy. Students identify and evaluate public policies as they relate
to the criminal justice system.
||Criminal Justice Policy Development and
Examination of Criminal Justice systems worldwide. Includes
exploration of means establishing cooperation toward mutual goals despite
structural, historical and ideological differences.
||Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Examination of the organizational human resource function and
contemporary techniques for managing human resources. Discussions focus on
work force diversity, managing change, staffing, training and development,
compensation and benefits, EEO and other human resource and labor relations.
Cross-listed as BUSI 526.
||Human Resource Management and Theory
||Topics in Criminal Justice
Intensive study of specially chosen topical areas with special emphasis
on the systems concept as it applies to problem solving in the management of
||Readings in Criminal Justice Administration
Selected readings that allow the student to pursue areas of particular
interest or need not covered in established courses or programs.
Pre-requisite: 12 semester hours of required graduate foundation courses.
Study of the theory and practice of crisis intervention with an emphasis
on outreach intervention models. Demonstration of skills is required.
Cross-listed as EDUC 561. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of required
graduate foundation courses.
||Seminar in Juvenile Justice
Analysis of all aspects of the juvenile justice system and process.
Topics include history, movements toward diversion and
deinstitutionalization, police interaction, court co-process, due process
and community intervention. Included is an examination of the law as it
relates to juvenile justice and future trends in the field.
||Capstone/lntensive Writing Seminar
This culminating experience requires students to refine their writing
skills. Numerous assignments are given students with special attention to
paper preparation in APA format, critical thinking content, identification
of salient topics in the field, and presentation of findings. Prerequisites:
12 semester hours of required graduate foundation courses and an additional
18 semester hours of required graduate core courses.