Justice, Policy and Leadership Master’s Degree Curriculum

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Core Courses 15 hours

Applied Research 3 hours

Choose One Concentration:  12 hours

Concentration in Police Policy and Leadership

Select 9 hours from the following or approved electives:

Concentration in Corrections Policy and Leadership

Select 9 hours from the following or approved electives:

Concentration in Juvenile Justice Policy and Leadership

Select 9 hours from the following or approved electives:

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion  30 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the university graduate catalog.

 

Course Descriptions

JPL808 Analysis of Correctional and Juvenile Justice Data.  (3) A.  Formerly COR 808.  Prerequisites:  undergraduate research methods and undergraduate statistics or departmental approval. This course examines techniques for analyzing data in corrections and juvenile justice. Emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation of data using univariate, bivariate, and multivariate techniques.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 808.

JPL809 Program/Policy Evaluation & Analysis. (3) A.Formerly COR 809. Qualitative/quantitative concepts and procedures to manage, understand, and effectively consume program evaluation and statistically based-research. Reading, understanding, accurately interpreting evaluation-based research journals and governmentally produced research emphasized.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 809.

JPL810 Criminological Theory for Policy and Leadership.(3) A.  Formerly COR 810.  Presents and critiques explanations of crime, delinquency, and criminalization processes, with emphasis on application of explanations to criminal/juvenile justice policy/leadership issues.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 810.

JPL 812 Leading with Political, Ethical and Emotional Intelligence (3) A.  Formerly COR 812.  This course examines leadership within the justicefield, focusing on three competencies essential for effective, just leadership: political, ethical, and emotional intelligence. Understanding mindset/tactics associated with administrators that do/don’t lead with these competencies.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 812.

JPL818 Research Methods for Justice Policy & Leadership.  (3) A.  Formerly COR 818.  This course examines strategies/issues relevant to collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for criminal justice research. Special attention to methodologymost relevant to agency administration.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 818.

JPL820 Trends/Issues in Juvenile Institutional/Community Corrections.  (3) A.  Formerly COR 820.  Examines trends/issues central to understanding contemporary juvenile corrections/crime; correctional trends; historical development; use/effectiveness of various interventions (prevention, pre/post adjudicatory responses to juvenile offenders).  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 820.

JPL823 Topical Seminar in Justice Policy and Leadership.  (1-3) A.  Formerly COR 823. This is a variable topic seminar meant to provide in-depth, critical analyses of contemporary issues in adult corrections,juvenile justice, or police policy.  The course may be retaken to a maximum of six hours on different topics.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 823.

JPL825 Illicit Offender Networks (3) A.  Formerly COR 825.  Examines structure/functions of inmate exchange networks. Discussion on markets for illicit goods, services; interpersonal, collective, sexual violence; staff complicity in illegal activities. Explore social/institutional factors impacting inmate exchange networks.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 825.

JPL826 International Responses to Juvenile & Adult Offenders. (3) A.  Formerly COR 826.  Examination of adult and juvenile systems of punishment, traditional and non-traditional, of various nations. Explore critical issues/trends from several perspectives to develop deeper understanding of prison and alternatives in the US and world.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 826.

JPL827 Corrections and Crime Mythology. (3) A.  Formerly COR 827.  Interrelatedness of social construction of issues in corrections, prisons, crime in popular/media culture with empirical realities of these issues. Examination of social and symbolic construction through analysis of film, literature, popular culture, academic literature.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 827.

JPL828 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Issues in the Correctional Setting. (3) A.  Formerly COR 828.  Explores prevalence, diagnosis, best practices for treatment of mental illness/substance abuse disorders; pressing issues facing the criminal justice system in the correctional population.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 828.

JPL830 Understanding Corrections/Juvenile Justice Institutions. (3) A.  Formerly COR 830.  Situates issues facing correctional organizations in historical, political, economic, cultural contexts. Emphasizes applying theory and critical thinking to address problems/issues/trends facing leaders in corrections and juvenile justice.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 830.

JPL835 Advanced Justice Administration & Leadership. (3) A.  Formerly COR 835.  An examination of theoretical bases and contemporary approaches to justice organizations, administration and leadership. Emphasis placed on the social, cultural, and political setting of justice administration and management.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 835.

JPL839 A-F Cooperative Study in Justice Policy Leadership. (.5-3) A.  Formerly COR 839 A-F. Prerequisites:  departmental approval and graduate GPA of at least 3.0. Students work in an agency in corrections, juvenile justice, policingor related area.  Accompanying classroom and coursework components are designed to promote integration of work and academic experiences. A minimum of 80 hours work is required for each hour of academic credit.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 839 A-F.

JPL840 Trends/Issues in Adult/Institutional/Community Corrections. (3) A.  Formerly COR 840.  This course analyzes current and emerging trends/issues in adult community and institutional corrections. The future of corrections is examined based on current and projected trends.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 840.

JPL850 Corrections and Juvenile Justice Interventions. (3) A.  Formerly COR 850.  This course provides critical analyses of research and theories guiding effective rehabilitation programs in corrections and juvenile justice. It examines how various factors contribute to criminal behavior and how assessment procedures can improve programs.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 850.

JPL856 Law and Ethics in Dealing with Offenders. (3) A.  Formerly COR 856.  Analyzes ethical and legal issues confronting leaders in adult and juvenile correctional agencies. Evaluates statutory law, case decisions, administrative promulgations from constitutional and socio-legal standpoints.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 856.

JPL857 Community Context of Adult/Juvenile Corrections. (3) A.  Formerly COR 857.  Analyzes interaction between local communities/institutional/community corrections. Explores how community shapes offenders entering the correctional system; how the correctional system impacts local communities. Emphasis on subcultural theories of crime and communities; implications of re-integrating offenders.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 857.

JPL878 Capstone Applied Research Project. (3) A.  Formerly COR 878.  Prerequisites: Complete core courses; final semester registration.  Culminating academic experience involving research of well-defined justice policyleadership topic.  Emphasizes grounding the project in relevant literature, appropriate topical methods of inquiry, integrating knowledge gained throughout program.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 878.

JPL897 Independent Study.  (1-6) A.  Formerly COR 897.  Students must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor, department chair, and the graduate director before enrolling. Students engage in self-directed learning at the university or in a field setting under graduate faculty supervision. Students must have completed a minimum of 6 hours of JPLcoursework and have clear admission status to be eligible to register for this course.  Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 897.

CRJ 802 Violence Against Women (3) A. This course provides students with a human right framework and cross-cultural understanding of violence against women, and efforts across societies to translate international knowledge into local justice for gender-based violence and female victims.

CRJ 814 Policing and Society. (3) A. Theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives on policing. Critical analysis of the function of police in modern society.

CRJ 860 Advanced Organizational Theory. (3) A. Analysis of theories/metaphors of organizations and management, including modernist, neo-modernist and post-modernist with respect to political, technological, environmental, historical contexts, with implications for organization design, structure, culture, leadership, strategy.

CRJ 862 Race, Identity & Policing. (3) A. Examines why racial injustices exist in criminal justice and policing, using historical and contemporary studies of connections between race, poverty, and the criminal justice system/policing.

CRJ 864 Comparative & International Policing. (3) A. Examination of comparative and international policing focusing on the structure and processes of systems in other nations, their relative successes, failures, and effects on the world environment.

CRJ 875 Crime and Public Policy. (3) A. Provides an overview of factors shaping crime policy. The concept of crime, the use of law to promote social control policies, policy responses related to crime control and the efficacy of those policies will be examined. Addresses conceptualizations of the modern state and the use of state power

This page reflects the program requirements in 2016-2017 catalog and is subject to change.
 


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