Justice Administration and Crime Management Degree - Master of Science
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
(Click a course name below to view course details). All courses are 3 credit hours.
MJCM 500 Criminal Law
This course will focus on the substantive criminal law. Students will examine crimes such as homicide, sex offenses, and theft. Students will use this course material to improve their baseline of knowledge of our criminal law statutes.
MJCM 510 Forensics
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 prepare students to evaluate crime scenes and how forensic science is utilized to assist in a criminal investigation.
MJCM 520 Criminal Behavior Analysis
This course will cover the concepts of human behavior in a criminal context and examine prevailing criminological causation theories. Students will use this course material to analyze criminal behavior patterns and formulate hypotheses regarding deviant behavior and its association with criminality.
MJCM 530 Research Methods and Statistical Applications
This course will examine the relationship between criminological research methods and contemporary theories of criminal behavior. Students will use this course material to manage quantitative data and utilize methods of analysis.
MJCM 540 Crime Analysis and Case Management
This course will introduce students to the scientific study of crime analysis and criminal case management. Students will use this course material to identify and recognize criminological terminology and management methods, as well as methods and techniques of tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis.
MJCM 550 Advanced Crime Analysis
This course will build on the elements learned in MJCM 540. Students will use this course material to examine systematic analytical processes regarding crime patterns and crime trend correlations, in addition to spatial analysis of crime problem within crime analysis.
MJCM 600 Planning, Budgeting, and Resource Management
This course will examine the interactive management processes specific to law enforcement agencies. Students will use this course material to develop and create programmatic budgets, and apply financial management techniques to organizational planning initiatives.
MJCM 610 Organizational Analysis and Evaluation
This course will cover the concepts of organizational behavior specific to law enforcement agencies. Students will use this course material to select and differentiate between decision-making processes as they relate to policy decisions.
MJCM 620 Communication, Leadership, and Management
This course will concentrate on the structures and processes inherent within the leadership and management of criminal justice organizations. Students will use this course material to select the best means of managing labor relations, creating policy, and communicating effectively.
MJCM 630 Writing for the Criminal Justice Professional
This course will improve the technical and cognitive writing skills needed for people in law enforcement. Specific attention will be given to editing skills, communication style, and the application of proper grammar in a legal context. Students will use this course material to incorporate computer technology into written correspondence and reports.
MJCM 640 Ethics and Decision Making
This course will question the relationship between law and morality, especially with regard to individual responsibility. Students will use this course material to examine ethical issues applicable to criminal justice settings, and the corresponding role of Internal Affairs.
MJCM 650 Technology and Future Trends
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. Students will use this course material to select appropriate applications of communication systems, interfacing networks, agency training, and resource implementation.
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