2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Criminal Justice Management, Bachelor of Science

The Criminal Justice Management major focuses on the development of leadership, supervision and analytic skills of students who aspire to executive positions in criminal justice agencies such as correctional facilities, courts, and emergency response and law enforcement agencies. The major is designed to introduce students to the American criminal justice system, expose students to management issues and methods, introduce ethical considerations, and provide students with basic academic and management skills that are needed for supervisory and executive positions.

Learning Outcomes. Students will:

  • Identify core management issues affecting delivery of services by criminal justice agencies.
  • Describe the political, economic, legal, and social environments in which criminal justice agencies operate. 
  • Explain the constitutional and legal challenges of delivering policing, court, and correctional services in a diverse society.
  • Synthesize information and use analytical approaches in designing appropriate courses of action for management-related problems in criminal justice agencies.
  • Organize and communicate information to a diverse workforce and citizenry by means of oral presentations, written documents, presentation graphics, and online techniques.
  • Observe and identify examples of decision-making, leadership and management skills in public, private, or nonprofit criminal justice organizations.

Credits Required.

Criminal Justice Management Major 39
General Education 42
Electives 39
Total Credits Required for B.S. Degree 120

Prerequisites. POL 101. This course fulfills the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity area of the general education requirements.

Coordinator. Professor Henry Smart, Department of Public Management (hsmart@jjay.cuny.edu, 212.393.6865)

Advisor. Ms. Yvonne Purdie, Department of Public Management (212.237.8554, ypurdie@jjay.cuny.edu)

Advising information. Advising Resources Page including a Sample Four-year Advising Plan of Study.

Baccalaureate/Master’s Program in Criminal Justice Management. Qualified undergraduate students may enter the Baccalaureate/Master’s Program and thereby graduate with both a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management, and either a master’s degree in criminal justice or the Master of Public Administration degree. For additional information, see BA/MA webpage or email: bamadirector@jjay.cuny.edu.

Additional information. Students who enroll for the first time at the College or changed to this major in September 2015 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose either the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version may be obtained in the 2014–2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

Part One. Foundation Courses

Required
CJBS 101Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System

3

LAW 203Constitutional Law

3

PAD 101Introduction to Public Administration

3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Part Two. Management Courses

Required
ENG 235Writing for Management, Business and Public Administration

3

PAD 121Information in Public Administration

3

PAD 314Leadership, Supervision and Performance

3

PAD 318Decisions in Crises

3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Part Three. Electives

Choose three courses from the following list. If you choose PAD 402 Seminar and Internship in Public Administration (6 cr.) then you can only choose one additional course.

Select three
COM 285Courtroom Communication

3

COR 202The Administration of Correctional Programs for Juveniles

3

COR 282Principles of Correctional Operations

3

COR 303Comparative Correction Systems

3

CRJ 255Computer Applications in Criminal Justice

3

LAW 313/POL 313The Law and Politics of Race Relations

3

PAD 318Decisions in Crises

3

PAD 346Human Resource Administration

3

PAD 380Selected Topics in Public Administration

3

PAD 402Seminar and Internship in Public Administration

6

PAD 404Practicum in Public Administration

3

PSC 201Police Organization and Administration

3

PSC 216Crime Mapping

3

PSC 340Planning for Police Operations and Management

3

STA 250Principles and Methods of Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Note: If students take PAD 402 the internship or PAD 404 practicum, the placement or project must involve an agency with a criminal justice–related mission to count in the Criminal Justice Management major.

Part Three. Technical Courses

Total Credit Hours: 12

Part Four. Criminal Justice Planning and Policy Analysis

Total Credit Hours: 3

Part Five. Capstone Seminar

Total Credit Hours: 3

Part Four. Capstone Seminar

Required
PAD 445Seminar in Justice Administration and Planning

3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 39