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CJS 645 Leadership and Innovation in Criminal Justice

The course explores past and future trends, challenges, and advancements in criminal justice/law enforcement leadership. Focusing on the stories and lessons learned by leaders throughout the private, nonprofit, and public sectors; while exploring issues of ethics, diversity, and changing demographics of leadership within the criminal justice/law enforcement profession.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program or instructor's consent.
4 Graduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Define leadership
  • Compare and contrast different theories of leadership in criminal justice
  • Examine the concept of organizational justice and how people perceive fairness within an agency
  • Balance legal and ethical considerations in strategic decision-making
  • Use research and evidence to make decisions
  • Demonstrate and improve critical thinking and communication skills.