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MS Criminal Justice Leadership and Intelligence Plan of Study

MS Criminal Justice Leadership and Intelligence
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MS Criminal Justice Leadership and Intelligence


   Program Requirements (32 cr. to be chosen)


      Foundation Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)

         CJ  5530   Law, Justice and Society - A Policy Approach 3 cr.  This course will explore the different policy options for the criminal justice system, with particular attention paid to the connection between law and justice. The course examines historically significant and recent crime and criminal justice policies in terms of antecedent factors, their impact on measureable outcomes, and their unintended consequences. 
         CJ  5560   Contemporary Issues and Controversies in Criminal Justice 3 cr.  A close examination of current issues and controversies within the criminal justice system, preparing the graduate student for capstone work and research at the end of the degree. Students will examine the impact of emergent technology on criminal justice operations. Study of the integration of organization theory, principles of public administration, and community expectations of criminal justice leaders. A focus on issue identification as well as research and literature reviews will be emphasized. 
         CJ  5700   Implicit Bias and Human Behavior Awareness for Law Enforcement 3 cr.  This course helps law enforcement officers—police, corrections, and probation—understand the neuroscience behind implicit (hidden) bias, and how unconscious brain processing is the dominant force that drives all human behavior. Learners understand brain development, as a means of helping officers identify obstacles that might be getting in the way of connecting with others. Learning these neuro-psychosocial concepts provides officers with additional tools to better resolve conflict, build public trust with the constituents in their community, and improve personal relationships. 

      Core Curriculum (18 cr. to be chosen)

         CJ  5100   Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Administration 2 cr.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront managers and administrators in a criminal justice agency: the underlying legal process and issues as related to the decision functions of managers and administrators; the adjudicatory process (civil, administrative, and criminal); contract law; and other contemporary issues. Emphasis is given to the operation of our legal system, including an examination of employment issues, such as discrimination, administrative agencies, civil liability, and vicarious liability. Emphasis on the ethical administration and application of authority to both internal and external entities. 
         CJ  5220   Labor Law Issues in Criminal Justice Management 2 cr.  Examination of various labor law issues as they relate to law enforcement/criminal justice management. Focus on public sector labor relations, specifically the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA), with some historical references to general labor laws on a national level, i.e., National Labor Relations Act. The course also includes applicable arbitration decisions. 
         CJ  5300   Advanced Criminal Justice Administration 3 cr.  An examination of the functions of the police, court, and corrections in the Criminal Justice System; concepts and principles of organizational structure; concepts and principles of administration; and management with an emphasis on budgets, change, conflict, strategy, and evolution. 
         CJ  5400   Criminal Justice Operations and Programs in the 21st Century 2 cr.  Review of contemporary policy issues, programs, and strategies. Assessment of reform measures, and accountability mechanisms. Detailed analysis of present practices within each criminal justice component and investigation of what may be changed in the future. 
         CJ  5750   Analyzing Financial Crime (CJ*/FIN) 3 cr.  This course examines the nature and scope of financial crimes and many of the tools used by law enforcement in the preparation of a financial case. Includes a detailed treatment of the following: laws which serve to aid in the detection and prosecution of these crimes, types of business records available, types of bank records available, an examination of offshore business and banking operations, and the collection and analysis of this information. An examination of the issue of detection and prosecution of terrorism financing and money laundering. 
         CJ  5770   Crime and Intelligence Analysis 3 cr.  This course provides a broad understanding of the intelligence and analysis discipline relevant to the criminal justice system. Students will be exposed to the various aspects of crime analysis in law enforcement organizations. Learners will gain a deep understanding of how analysis is integral to policing through increased knowledge of crime theory and models of policing. Tactical and strategic applications of crime and intelligence analysis will be utilized to identify and address serious and organized crime. Problem based learning models will focus on crime control and recommended reduction strategies. 
         CJ  5800   Global Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.  Today’s criminal justice professional must be prepared to address and respond to incidents of terrorism locally, nationally, and internationally. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the various organizations of Homeland Security. Emphasis on technology, cyber-crime, transportation, border security, and risk management. 

      Capstone Sequence (5 cr. to be chosen)

         HUS 5010   Applied Research Methods 3 cr.  An examination of various research methods in social sciences in the light of course work and professional experiences. Students design community organization-based action research projects. 
         CJ  5850   Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice 2 cr.  This course serves as the capstone course for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Intelligence degree. Students will research an approved topic demonstrating their knowledge and critical analysis of criminological and/or criminal justice theory related to leadership or intelligence, using approved research methods and public policy issues. Prerequisites: CJ 5530, CJ 5560, and HUS 5010. 
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