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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Criminal Justice Administration (CRJ 313)


Self-study, self-paced. 

Various; distance learning format.

January 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: critically analyze and evaluate the theories of organizational management and leadership within the Criminal Justice system; synthesize and apply knowledge of leadership, job design, motivation, and communication in criminal justice organizations to real-world situations; investigate and integrate modern-day management concepts to address contemporary challenges in the justice system; examine and assess the ethical issues arising within management and administration of criminal justice organizations, proposing solutions and preventive measures; and analyze the organizational structure and administration of the United States justice system, considering its historical development and current context.


This course provides students a theoretical, conceptual, and practical overview of criminal justice organization and management. Topics include an overview of the American criminal justice system as an interdisciplinary social science involving aspects of criminology, sociology, law, and political science, administrative and managerial concepts underlying decision making, policy formulation, operational strategies, and coordination and control procedures.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, Public Justice, Criminology, and Emergency Management (6/23).