M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Law and Public Policy
Court decisions and the legislative process significantly affect public policy. Whether you plan to pursue a law degree or wish to develop a better appreciation for how the law affects your current career, the Law and Public Policy specialization provides a solid foundation in legal doctrine and concepts. Advance your academic and professional development with a stronger understanding of the legislative process, relevant legal issues, historic cases, and current trends.
61 total quarter credits
- Foundation course (1 cr.)
- Core courses (45 cr.)
- Specialization courses (15 cr.)
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
- CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study
- CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology
- CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice
- CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership
- CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research
- CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice
- CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination
- CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector
- CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management
- CRJS 6218 Applied Communications
- CRJS 6810 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy
- CRJS 6811 Legal Research for Policy Practitioners
- CRJS 6812 Contemporary Cases and Issues in the Courts
As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice.
- Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures.
- Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system.
- Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators.
- Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change.
- Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level.
- Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated.
- Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations.
- Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations.