Core Courses: 18 Credits
This interdisciplinary course will develop highly effective transformational leaders in their respective professions who formulate sustainable, ethically sound solutions to practical management problems encountered in a complex global environment. You will learn how to set direction and work with multiple constituencies with divergent needs through an ethical lens that includes social responsibility and the intersections of diversity, culture, and environment, and how these differences affect best practices in management in your discipline.
Strategic Talent Management
This interdisciplinary course will enable you to acquire the skills necessary to strategically lead decisively across all functions in organizations, including recruitment and selection of employees, training and development, performance appraisals, health and safety, labor relations, and change management. You will be introduced to leadership and talent management within and across disciplines and apply strategies to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. This course will integrate legal, management, and social science research with an action learning-based approach to executive-level leadership education. You will have the opportunity to apply these skills through your own disciplinary lens, and will gain an in-depth understanding of how these skills are applied in other disciplines.
Data Driven Decision Making
This course is an interdisciplinary approach to research methods and is designed to provide you with an introduction to statistical theory and practice. Learn how to research a current issue and interpret statistics for the fields of criminal justice, business, health sciences, and public administration, assuming leadership roles in your discipline.
A critical examination of the history, significance, and method of comparing and contrasting global criminal justice with those prevailing in the United States. Moreover, the course gives students significant understanding that no system is perfect and each has their own strengths and challenges—a sound model. Students elaborate on methods of evaluation of the individual system from a law enforcement leadership perspective by systematically comparing the criminal justice systems and examine both what works and doesn’t work dependent upon the overall circumstances—relative to cultural and historical contexts. Students digest how each balance individual rights and the necessity for order maintenance.
The Pillars of Criminal Justice
Examine criminal justice issues from the perspectives of the three pillars (law enforcement, courts, and corrections) to see how they work together to affect change in society. Through the lens of current issues, theory, policy, and ethics the course will explore how actions taken by different components of the criminal justice system interact and play out in society. Students will have the opportunity to respond to events as a leader of each of the pillars.
Legal and Constitutional Issues
This course examines some of the more important legal and constitutional issues facing criminal justice practitioners. Topics such as the roles of the courts in our judicial system, the powers entrusted to the separate branches of our government, 1st and 2nd Amendment rights and guarantees, 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment protections and issues faced by the various players in the criminal justice system, and restrictions on employee freedom of speech will be discussed. The course also addresses lying and decision in criminal justice and racial prejudice and discrimination.