This course in organizational behavior encompasses the study of individual and group behavior as they apply to criminal justice organizations—court systems, law enforcement, and corrections. Managing organizational behavior challenges individuals to understand organizational structure and systems, leadership, motivation, effective communication, change management, and performance systems. A comprehensive review of these processes, as well as others, will allow students to examine their role in criminal justice systems in our rapidly changing society.
Understand the relationship between employee motivation and job design.
Explain the limitations of traditional organizational behavior theory in increasingly multicultural criminal justice organizations.
Analyze the potential applications of the e-Corporation, privatization, and competition in the criminal justice system.
Explore the impact that globalization, societal diversity, and organizational diversity have upon the work of criminal justice agencies.
Explore ethical issues related to uses of power in criminal justice agencies.
Identify the power sources of leadership, and how they apply in a criminal justice setting.
List informal and formal channels of communications.
Explain the information richness in communication channels.
Describe the communication process as it applies to a criminal justice setting.
Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your personal communication style.
Individual Behavior and Processes
Develop a personal approach to stress management.
Apply motivation theory to a criminal justice scenario.
Compare and contrast motivation theories.
Organizational Behavior and Environment
Explain social, political, and organizational forces influencing change in criminal justice agencies.
Analyze change management strategies as they apply to criminal justice agencies and the criminal justice system.
Describe observable aspects of the organizational culture of criminal justice agencies.
Analyze techniques for managing the perceptions of organizational stakeholders
Evaluate perception as a driver of attitude and behavior.
Understand the value of diversity in serving diverse communities.
Explore individual differences found within the criminal justice workforce.
Consider the relationship between organizational behavior and organizational systems.
Understand the changing dynamics of organizational behavior in contemporary criminal justice agencies.
Group Behavior and Processes
Explain the benefits of time management.
Determine a personal style for dealing with conflict.
Explore approaches to internal and external conflict management.
Identify the factors that influence decision-making in criminal justice agencies.
Outline a typical decision-making process in a criminal justice agency.
Describe the attributes of groups and high-performance teams.
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