Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number:
Management of Criminal Justice Agencies
Examines criminal justice agencies within the context of current management principles, organizational theory, and administrative practices. Prerequisites: CJAD 101 and Junior standing.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
CJAD 101 and Junior standing.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered even Fall.
Most current editions of the following:
Many suitable textbooks are available from various publishers and the following list is not comprehensive. Other textbooks may be judged by individual instructors to be more suitable in meeting course objectives. Many current textbooks have companion websites, and the instructor is encouraged to enhance the course experience for the student by utilizing available technology.
Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement.
By Bennett, Wayne and Karen Hess (West Publishing) Recommended
Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behavior
By Swanson, Charles R., Leonard Territo and Robert W. Taylor (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Justice Administration Police, Courts, and Corrections Management
By Peak, Kenneth J. (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Describe the history, evolution and present application of management theory in public organizations.
Articulate the roles and procedures followed by managers in public organizations.
Identify and describe important ethical, legal and political issues faced by managers in criminal justice organizations.
Explain common terminology and best practices used by managers in the Criminal Justice System.
Describe and analyze common organizational structures used by criminal justice entities.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
The evolution of American policing
Politics and police administration: external and internal controls
Concepts of police organizational design
Interpersonal and organizational communication
Human resource management
Stress and criminal justice personnel
Legal aspects of agency administration
Planning and decision making
Information systems and applications
Productivity, quality, and evaluation of agency service
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.