Criminal Justice-coas | Criminal Justice Management
P411 | 1460 | Michelle Brown


This course deals with the topic of management in bureaucratic
organizations.  We will consider these issues generally and more
specifically in the context of criminal justice organizations.  A
primary focus will be on management theory and the relationship
between management practices and issues such as the satisfaction,
alienation, and effectiveness of employees.  We will also consider
broader issues of organizational effectiveness and the relationship
between the organization and the environment.  More specifically, we
will consider contemporary examples in community policing, community
corrections, and juvenile corrections, as well as the issues of
internal and external organizational change that arise.  The course is
offered as a service learning course.  For students pursuing the
service learning option there will be weekly meetings out of class in
either policing or juvenile corrections settings.  For students not
electing service learning there will be two independent research
projects.

Readings: Osborne, D. and T. Gaebler, "Reinventing Government"
Reading packet

Requirements:
Service learning option - weekly meetings in service learning
settings, journal entries, group project, presentations, regular
attendance.
Non-service learning option - weekly assignments based on readings,
take-home essays, two research projects, regular attendance.

Class Meeting:  One 150-minute seminar each week (W, 5:45-8:15P, SY
002)

Course Will Satisfy:  CJUS major 400-level requirement
Students have the option oftaking this course for COAS Intensive
Writing Credit

Instructor:  Michelle Brown, Criminal Justice Department