CRJ 4350: Leadership in Criminal Justice


This course will give students familiarity in common leadership theories, practices and mode of implementation in criminal justice system organizations. The application of leadership techniques will be explored within courts, policing and corrections. Students will focus on values, group dynamics, power dimensions, change management and decision-making, among other aspects of leadership and leadership development.


  1. Explain the importance of leadership in effectively managing criminal justice organizations.
  2. Assess one’s own leadership style through use of DiSC Assessment, with focus on strengths and limitations of leadership style.
  3. Analyze how to develop leadership within criminal justice organizations.
  4. Compare and contrast various decision-making styles and determine the best styles in various situations.
  5. Examine the methods of improving communication, motivation and performance as a leader.
  6. Analyze various management styles, as well as the influence leadership has on each style.


  1. CRJ 2200
  2. CRJ 2001
  3. CRJ 2000
  4. CRJ 2200
  5. CRJ 2000
  6. CRJ 2001
  7. CRJ 3301
  8. CRJ 3301



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