CJS 640

Managing Human Resources in Criminal Justice

4 Graduate credits
Effective May 1, 2012 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the problems criminal justice professionals encounter in their duties as managers/supervisors regarding managing of human resources with a focus on: policy development; labor/management issues; labor laws; budgeting issues and concerns; supervising the difficult employee; internal discipline, recruitment, training, and retention issues; and working with minority issues and cultural differences.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply the critical steps in managing change and stress in a changing workplace.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of coaching, counseling, and mentoring.
  • Evacuate the difficulties of supervising the difficult employee.
  • Explain and demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and managerial issues associated with diversity and supervising minorities.
  • Identify the issues and strategies of discipline.