cja474 | undergraduate

Managing Criminal Justice Personnel

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This course is a survey of important personnel issues inherent to organizations and especially to criminal justice organizations. Problems, procedures, and solutions to common personnel issues will be explored.

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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    Occupational Socialization

    • Identify the socialization process—stages and models of influence.
    • Identify problems in the socialization process.
    • Describe strategies for socialization.
    • Define occupational socialization.
    • Define organizational culture.

    Personnel Supervision and Evaluation

    • Apply guidelines for supervision and evaluation to managing criminal justice personnel.
    • Describe types of problem employees and situations.
    • Explain various disciplinary actions.

    Organizational Effectiveness

    • Apply theories of organizational effectiveness to the management of criminal justice personnel.
    • Define organizational effectiveness.
    • Describe methods for exerting control in an organizational setting.
    • Compare bureaucratic and agile organizations.
    • Identify the elements of managing by objective (MBO).


    • Explain what values do for and to us.
    • Explain the nature and importance of human values in the workplace.
    • Identify your core values.
    • Describe how people acquire and change values.

    Motivation and Empowerment

    • Compare motivation and empowerment.
    • Apply theories of motivation to managing criminal justice personnel.
    • Define the components of empowerment.
    • Analyze the implications of empowerment and delegation in a criminal justice organization.
    • Analyze the role of trust in personnel issues.
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