CRJ 5200: Leadership and Management Skills for Criminal Justice


Leadership is an essential element for criminal justice professionals. Developing an effective management style is an important component for advancement. This course is designed for students to integrate research with real-world experiences involved in becoming a leader in the criminal justice field. Students will analyze and assess research that delves into the many leadership and management styles within criminal justice.


  1. Evaluate the importance of management and leadership in criminal justice organizations.
  2. Analyze the structure of different criminal justice organizations.
  3. Assess the criminal justice system environment.
  4. Examine methods and barriers to effective communication.
  5. Distinguish among the components of motivation and how motivation influences performance.
  6. Assess management styles and how this influences employees and the workplace environment.
  7. Analyze the importance of ethics, integrity, and diversity within criminal justice organizations.
  8. Evaluate the importance and constraints involved in budgeting within criminal justice organizations and discuss the importance of time management in creating budgets and in the operation of criminal justice organizations.
  9. Compare and contrast decision making styles and determine the best styles in various situations.
  10. Predict the future of criminal justice based upon changes in technology and law.
  11. Propose a leadership culture for a criminal justice organization while supporting the organization’s strategic direction by evaluating the operations, evaluating the issues, and using leadership theory and practice.


  1. ORG 5100


Criminal justice organizations: Administration and management (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2015)
Author: Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D., & Klofas, J.
ISBN: 9781285459011
Price: $171.77

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