Management Of Institutional Risk –


(3 credits)

This course takes an in-depth look at managing risk within the context of justice and security organizations. Topics focus on both the operational and legal aspects of risk management and include an examination of insurance against risk, legal liability, and risk related to policies, regulations, and case law.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Organizational Risk

  • Examine the nature of organizational risk.
  • Explain why risk management is important.
  • Describe how organizations manage risk.

Managing Risk

  • Analyze how to plan for risk and identify needed resources.
  • Explain the costs involved in managing risk.
  • Examine the consequences of not managing risk.

Impact of Crime on Civil Liability and Risk

  • Create an operating definition of civil liability.
  • Examine organizational obligations for safety and security.
  • Explain issues of risk related to civil liability as it applies to crime, justice, and security organizations.

Insuring Against Risk

  • Analyze how organizations insure against risk.
  • Explain the issues involved in insuring against risk.
  • Explain compliance issues and consequences related to EEO, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA, IFC, and workers' compensation.

Scenario Thinking and Risk

  • Explain scenario thinking.
  • Analyze how scenario thinking can minimize risk.
  • Discuss examples of scenario thinking.

Best Practices in Managing Risk

  • Analyze current best practices in justice and security organizations.
  • Evaluate the benefits of applying best practices within justice and security organizations.
  • Present examples of best practice applications documented as successful in reducing risk.

Social Responsibility and Risk

  • Analyze the social responsibility that justice and security organizations have to the public.
  • Examine cases where organizations have failed in managing risk and in their social responsibility.
  • Present examples of positive social responsibility in organizations.

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