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Justice Administration and Crime Management

Master of Science Degree

This master's degree program was developed by subject matter experts who understand the importance of criminal justice administration in today's dynamic environment. Designed for graduate-level students in sworn, public, and civilian positions, the in-depth curriculum helps those who are veterans in the field, as well as those new to criminal justice, understand how to work with forensic data, how to apply the latest analysis to criminal case management, how to plan and budget their resources, and how to lead a team and work collaboratively with a variety of public and private agencies. A special section on technical and cognitive writing is especially helpful for those responsible for budgets and securing supplemental funding through grant writing, and for those seeking promotions in the field of criminal justice.

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Courses in the major include:

This course will focus on the substantive criminal law and will examine crimes such as homicide, sex offenses, and theft. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will examine the fundamental forensic topics of fingerprints, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic pathology, biological fluids and DNA, microanalysis of trace evidence, and firearm and tool mark examination. Additionally, this course will focus on the evaluation of crime scenes and how forensic science is utilized to assist in a criminal investigation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will cover the concepts of human behavior in a criminal context and examine prevailing criminological causation theories. A focus will be on the analysis of criminal behavior patterns and hypothesis regarding deviant behavior and its association with criminality. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will examine the relationship between criminological research methods and contemporary theories of criminal behavior. A focus will be on the management of quantitative data and the utilization of various methods of analysis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will examine the scientific study of crime analysis and case management. The focus will be on the identification and recognition of criminological terminology and management methods, as well as methods and techniques of tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will build on the elements learned in MJCM 540. It will examine the systematic processes regarding crime patterns and crime trend correlations, in addition to spatial analysis of crime problems within crime analysis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will examine the interactive management process specific to law enforcement agencies. An emphasis will be on the development and creation of programmatic budgets and the application of financial management techniques to organizational planning initiatives. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will cover the concepts of organizational behavior specific to law enforcement agencies. The focus will be on the selection of, and differentiation between, decision-making processes and policy decisions. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will concentrate on the structures and processes inherent within the leadership and management of criminal justice organizations. The emphasis will be on the best means of managing labor relations, creating policy, and communicating effectively. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will improve the technical and cognitive writing skills needed for criminal justice professionals. Specific attention will be given to editing skills, communication style, and the application of proper grammar in a legal context. This course will also incorporate the use of computer technology into written correspondence and reports. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will question the relationship between law and morality, especially with regard to individual responsibility. The focus will be on the examination of ethical issues applicable to criminal justice settings, and the corresponding role of Internal Affairs. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.
This course will focus on how technology has affected the operation of systems utilized in contemporary criminal justice settings, as well as the development of long-range forecasts for trends impacting law enforcement operations. An emphasis will be placed on the selection of appropriate applications of communication systems, interfacing networks, agency training, and resource implementation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Science in Justice Administration and Crime Management (MJCM) accelerated degree completion program.

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