Topics: Leadership, Saint Leo University, Organizational studies and human resource management Pages: 15 (4688 words) Published: June 20, 2013
Saint Leo University School of Education and Social Sciences Department of Criminal Justice Masters in Criminal Justice Administration CRJ565 SP 2 Leadership Applications in Criminal Justice Instructor: Fermin De La Torre, J.D. Office: Phone: 352-467-0656 Fax: None Email: Class Meets: Thursday 06:00PM - 10:00PM, Chesapeake Center Crossways Blvd room TBA Office Hours: 30 minutes before or after class or by appointment The best way to reach me is by email at, since I check my email twice daily. In general I will respond to you within 24 hours. In addition, you may call me by phone at 352-467-0656, but if I am unavailable I ask that you leave a message, so that I can contact you as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, I am here to help you in any way I can. Course Description Contemporary Literature holds that “managers do things right; leaders do the right thing.” This course will offer an analysis of the most effective theories of organizational leadership, with a focus on their appropriate applications within criminal justice. Of critical importance will be the identification and discussion of those critical leadership skills necessary to advance a criminal justice agency. Required Textbook American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8 ISBN-13: 978-1-4338-0561-5. Dubrin, A. J. (2010). Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, Skills, 6th Edition. Rochester Institute of Technology. ISBN-10: 0547143966 ISBN-13: 9780547143965. Optional Reading Pelfrey, W. V. (2005). The Cycle of Preparedness: Establishing a Framework to Prepare for Terrorist Threats. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Article 5, 2005. Course Objectives 1

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Demonstrate awareness for the importance of individual character that differentiates good leadership. Define applications, terms, societal values, cultural and environmental factors and political ideology inherent in public not-for-profit administration and leadership. Discover the educational and operational value of effective leadership application, training and reframing, and the development of individuals for future roles as leaders. Summarize the national and local political trends and issues that influence leadership in the public sector. Recognize, evaluate and change ethical problems within a criminal justice organization. Organize, plan and defend an effective leadership model within a criminal justice organization today and in the future.

Saint Leo University has established the following core values as the foundation upon which we exist as a university and conduct ourselves as members of that university community. Core Values Excellence-Saint Leo University is an educational enterprise. All of us, individually and collectively, work hard to ensure that our students develop the character, learn the skills and assimilate the knowledge essential to become morally responsible leaders. The success of our University depends upon a conscientious commitment to our mission, vision and goals. Community-Saint Leo University develops hospitable Christian learning communities everywhere we serve. We foster a spirit of belonging, unity and interdependence based on mutual trust and respect to create socially responsible environments that challenge all of us to listen, to learn, to change and to serve. Respect-Animated in the spirit of Jesus Christ, we value all individuals' unique talents, respect their dignity and strive to foster their commitment to excellence in our work. Our community's strength depends on the unity and diversity of our people, on the free exchange of ideas and on learning, living and working harmoniously. Personal Development-Saint Leo University stresses the development of every person's mind, spirit and...
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