Case Studies in Critical Issues and Incidents in Criminal Justice
Students learn critical issues and incidents in the criminal justice field. Students address issues in: citizen complaints, internal affairs, union negotiations, use of force incidents, debriefing tactics, deadly force encounters and other current related issues.
Applications of Public and Media Relations in Criminal Justice
In this course students explore effective and appropriate communication in the criminal justice field. Students will review or examine appropriate media relation and how/when it is appropriate to release information. Data privacy will be discussed and the legal ramifications of data privacy violations will be analyzed. This course will also expose students to proper community relations. Best practices for communicating with the public will be explored and addressed.
Applications of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
This course focuses on the issues and problems of emergency management. Students will learn about: the logistical planning of an emergency, managing high-stress environment, critical decision making and allocating resources for maximum benefit. Students will also explore proper responses to a terrorist event and will assess the Department of Homeland Security’s policies and practices in regards to national security incidents.