CJ 300 Agency Administration
S1Q 2011 FEW
Miller, Stephen J.
Criminal Justice/Adjunct Faculty
MPA Public Administration, BA History/Political Science, AS Business Administration/AccountingCertified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
307 221 2294
307 638 4182
January 10, 2011 to March 6, 2011
5:00 - 10:00 PM
CJ100 and or CJ231, CJ232 or CJ233
Criminal Justice Management – Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Author: Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins
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Lectures, readings, papers, discussions, class room presentations, and examinations. The instructor wil encourage students to examine management theory and compare it to real world issues involving the management of the criminal justice agencies involving law enforcement, courts and corrections.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ300, the student will analyze and report on a section/bureau/division in a criminal justice agency. The focus of the analysis is to examine the manner in which the section/bureau/division influences agency operations. Examples include Human Resources Section, Records Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Internal Affairs and/or Professional Standards, Labor Relations Office, Budget Section for the ABC County Sheriff’s Office or the DEF Juvenile Detention Center.
The purposes in conducting and writing this study are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, solve problems effectively, present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this project, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight pages typewritten or computer-generated, not counting the cover page, reference pages, appendices. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in the section of the agency you study and that you know how to apply these concepts. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must correctly use APA format in source citation both in the body of the paper and in the reference page.
You will present your paper in class in a manner selected by the instructor for your course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. A = 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher)
2. B = 80-89% (or 800 to 899 points)
3. C = 70-79% (or 700 to 799 points)
4. D = 60-69% (or 600 to 699 points)
5. F = < 60% (599 or fewer points)
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Week 1: January 10, 2011 to January 16, 2011
Introductions: Place your introductions in Week 1 Introduction
Utilize the text, outside sources, personal experiences and ideas.
Homework Assignment: Homework Paper - This written assignment should be one to two pages. It should be to the point with support material, personal experiences and ideas.
Homework Paper Topic 1: Locate three mission statements in the criminal justice system. Which one do you prefer? Why? How are they different? Find a mission statement from another organization (not criminal justice or military). How are they alike and different from the law enforcement mission statements? Do mission statements make a difference to criminal justice employees, managers and the public?
Week 2: January 17, 2011 to January 23, 2011
Read Chapters 3 & 4
Complete Homework Assignment (paper) - 80 points (possible)
Homework Assignment: Homework paper - This written assignment should be one to two pages. It should be to the point with support material, personal experiences and ideas. Be sure to name sources used.
· Homework Assignment (paper) - 80 points (possible)
Homework Paper Topic 3: How is productivity measured in criminal justice agencies? New technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), public access to agency data via the Internet, and other methods provide the means of timely and real time analysis, review and a means of focusing resources. What are the positives and negatives of data and technology driven criminal justice services and the impact on management and productivity?
Week 4: January 31, 2011 to February 6, 2011
· Read Chapters 5, 6 & 7
Homework Assignment: Homework Paper –This written assignment should be one to two pages. It should be to the point with support material, personal experiences and ideas. Be sure to name the sources used.
Homework Paper Topic 4:The current economic crisis has focused attention on unfunded pension and medical insurance issues involving government employees, including those working in the criminal justice system. What impact does this create for criminal justice agency leaders with regards to budgeting, personnel and recruiting, agency morale, community support and relations, and the ability to provide critical public services?
Week 5: February 7, 2011 to February 13, 2011
Read Chapters 4 & 12
Homework Assignment (paper) - 80 points (possible)
Homework Assignment: Homework Paper - This written assignment should be one to two pages. It should be to the point with support material, personal experiences and ideas. Be sure to name the sources used.
Homework Paper Topic 5: The local, state and federal criminal justice systems do interact but often operate independently of each other. However, there are times when there is tension between these systems. How does a high profile issues such as a kidnapping, an assault on a public official or otherpublic figure, increasing of federal authority through new federal laws, local and state incarceration costs of illegal aliens and other issues create conflict between the systems involving law enforcement, the courts and corrections? What challenges does this present to criminal justice agency managers?
Week 6: February 14, 2011 to February 20, 2011
· Read Chapters 8 & 10
· Take this time to work on your Research Paper "CORE ASSESSMENT" See Week 7 & 8.
Week 7: February 21, 2011 to February 27, 2011
Read Chapters 9 & 11
Respond to the questions in discussion area - 80 points (possible)
Research Paper Directions: 250 POINTS
For CJ300, the student will analyze and report on a section/bureau/division in a criminal justice agency.
To complete this project, you should:
1. Select the agency in which you are interested.
2. Gather materials from the agency, such as organization charts, annual reports, and budgets.
3. Interview persons, if possible, working in the section about their job(s).
4. Observe the activities in the section.
5. Describe the structure, practice, and procedures of the agency and of the section you plan to analyze.
6. Describe the procedures you will use to conduct your study including interviewing some people, if possible, who work in the section.
7. Compare similar agencies.
8. Describe the results of your study.
9. Make conclusions about your findings, including the positive and negative aspects you discovered.
1. A cover page
3. Methodology section
5. Reference page
6. Appendix which might include a summary of your interview(s) and organization charts of your agency and your section
The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight pages typewritten or computer-generated, not counting the cover page, reference pages, and appendices. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in the section of the agency you study and that you know how to apply these concepts. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must correctly use APA format in source citation both in the body of the paper and in the reference page.
The paper must be submitted no later than the end of week 7 Sunday by midnight.
Power Point part of Research Paper requirement – Week 8
Week 8: February 28, 2011 to March 6, 2011
Read Chapters 10 & 13
Power Point presentation
RESEARCH PAPER: Power Point Presentation "CORE ASSESSMENT"
You will present your paper to the class in the form of a Power Point presentation.
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