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Organizational Behavior And Management

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Individual Behavior and Processes

    • Identify organizational approaches and strategies for managing stress.
    • Describe approaches to internal and external conflict management.
    • Compare motivation theories.
    • Apply motivation theory to a criminal justice scenario.

    Organizational Communication

    • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the communication process of a criminal justice organization.
    • Describe the communication process as it applies to a criminal justice setting.
    • List informal and formal channels of communications.
    • Identify how leadership power sources apply in a criminal justice setting.
    • Describe ethical issues related to uses of power in criminal justice agencies.

    Organizational Behavior and Environment

    • Describe observable aspects of the organizational culture of criminal justice agencies.
    • Explain the dynamics of social, political, and organizational behavior that influence change in criminal justice agencies.
    • Analyze techniques for managing the perceptions of organizational stakeholders.
    • Describe the relationship between organizational behavior and organizational systems.
    • Analyze change management strategies as they apply to criminal justice agencies and the criminal justice system.

    Organizational Trends

    • Analyze the potential applications of the e-corporation, privatization, and competition in the criminal justice system.
    • Compare organizational behavior theories and structures in increasingly multicultural criminal justice organizations.
    • Describe the effect societal and organizational diversity has on criminal justice agencies.
    • Identify the elements of an organization’s structure in criminal justice organizations.

    Group Behavior and Processes

    • Describe the attributes of groups and high-performance teams.
    • Identify the factors that influence decision making in criminal justice agencies.
    • Outline a typical decision-making process in a criminal justice agency.
    • Describe the value of diversity in serving diverse communities.
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