Case Studies of Critical Issues and Incidents in Criminal Justice
This course will expose the student to critical issues and incidents in the criminal justice field. Students address issues in: citizen complaints, internal affairs, union negotiations, use of force incidents, debriefing tactics, deadly force encounters, and other current related issues.
Applications of Public and Media Relations in Criminal Justice
This course will explore effective and appropriate communication in the criminal justice field. Students will review or examine appropriate media relations and how/when it is appropriate to release information. Data privacy will be discussed and the legal ramifications of data privacy violations will be analyzed. This course will also expose students to proper community relations. Best practices for communicating with the public will be explored and assessed.
Case Studies of Budget and Finance in Criminal Justice
This course will introduce criminal justice budgeting and finance to students. Students will assess case studies on police budgets and finance issues as well as correctional budgets and finance issues.
Students will identify and explore the current restraints on public financing and will evaluate methods of preparing a budget for public safety organizations.