Criminal Justice (CRJS) 485
Police Management (Revision 3)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
Precluded Courses: None
Cross-listed Course: None
CRJS 485 is not available for challenge.
CRJS 485: Police Management provides a broad understanding of the organizational behaviour theories and management competencies relevant to the criminal justice system, within the scope of law enforcement. In this course, you will learn the important components of organizational behaviour.
- Unit 1: Law Enforcement Organizations: Evolving Theories and Strategies
- Unit 2: Dynamics of Management: Managers and Organizational Behaviours
- Unit 3: Leadership: The Integrative Variable
- Unit 4: Determinants of Human Behaviour
- Unit 5: Motivation: The Force Behind Behaviour
- Unit 6: Conflict: Nature, Causes, and Management
- Unit 7: Decision-Making: The Essential Element in Applied Management
- Unit 8: Power: Its Nature and Uses
- Unit 9: Groups and Teamwork: Human Dynamics at Work
- Unit 10: Change: Coping with Organizational Life
- Unit 11: Performance Management and Developing Effective Organizations
- Unit 12: Emerging Trends and Issues
Your final grade in Criminal Justice 485: Police Management will be based on your performance on four discussion board posts (20%), four case studies (20%), two written assignments (30%), and a final research paper (30%).
To receive credit for the course, you must achieve a grade of at least 50% on each assignment and an overall course grade of at least 50%. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Assignment for Credit||Weighting|
|Four discussion board posts||20%|
|Four case studies||20%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
More, H. W., Vito, G. F., & Walsh, W. F. (2012). Organizational behavior and management in law enforcement. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, December 12, 2013.
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Updated January 17 2019 by Student & Academic Services