This course applies management and financial principles to criminal justice organizations. Emphasis is placed on budgets, financial accounting principles and assessing the effectiveness of the activities of criminal justice organizations. Constitutional requirements, court decisions, and legislation (such as EEOC requirements) as they impact management in criminal justice organizations are discussed. Basic accounting and financial terminology, and purposes and formats of financial statements are introduced: depreciation of assets, capital budgeting, cash management, lease versus purchase, and inventory management.
Examine current uses of technology in criminal justice administration.
Understand discipline, labor relations and liability in criminal justice organizations.
Evaluate the rights of criminal justice employees.
Budgeting in the Criminal Justice Organization
Explore the influence of politics and fiscal realities in budgeting.
Identify pitfalls in budgeting.
Explore budget formats.
List the elements of a budget.
Examine budgeting in the public sector.
Assess corrections issues and practices.
Examine community corrections.
Define corrections personnel roles and functions.
Analyze corrections organization and operation.
Explore court issues and practices.
Define court personnel roles and functions.
Understand court organization and operation.
Understand police issues and practices.
Assess police personnel roles and functions.
Explore police organization and operation.
Define the scope of justice administration.
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