Criminals continue to advance their techniques through technology, as well as skate the edge of legal loopholes, taking advantage of non-existent or loosely-defined laws. You’ll find the issues related to criminal justice span the globe, entering the homes and business of its residents in a physical and virtual manner, threatening homeland security, and demanding immediate policy changes to protect the innocent and prosecute the guilty.
The Public Policy & Leadership specialization curriculum prepares you to:
- Recognize issues within an organization and management of criminal justice agencies, including police departments, prosecutors' offices, courts, jails, prisons, and community corrections.
- Demonstrate theories of public policy making, mechanics of the process, methods of examining policy impacts, and how criminal studies policy can affect and be affected by research.
- Communicate effectively about the principles and problems of public administration including the bureaucratic politics, organization theory, decision-making, leadership, personnel management, budgeting, regulation, program implementation, ethics, and accountability.
- Describe ways in which policy is formulated, adopted, and implemented in the political system.
- Address all functional areas of management including key management responsibilities of planning, organizing, controlling, leading, and staffing.
- Address ethical issues and social responsibilities, change, and global challenges.
- Address healthcare ethics and medical ethics and develop moral reasoning and decision-making skills as well as the relationthips between ethical theory and medical theory.
- Analyze the interrelationships among religious, national, and racial minority groups and their dominant majorities in America.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationSome College
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV
- Applicants must have a minimum of 57 transferable credits.