Course Number & Name: CJI 111 Police Administration and Organization
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Course Description: This course examines the organizational framework, authority structure, and major functions of representative police agencies. It also covers the administrative problems of allocating responsibility and support functions and of coordinating many large and small area commands. The course includes discussion of recruitment, career advancement, and selection of leadership.
<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- explain the history and evolution of policing organizational structure theory and practice;
- describe the characteristics of the police culture;
- identify and define common terms associated with police organizations and administration;
- analyze the structure and organization of a police agency, distinguishing between the different functions;
- evaluate issues of police leadership;
- analyze the impact of societal diversity on law enforcement organization and administration;
- explain the ethical responsibilities of law enforcement professionals; and
- demonstrate critical thinking skills within the context of evaluating the complexity of criminal justice management issues.