Department Of Criminal Justice/Fire Safety/Security Administration

 

Police Organization And Administration - CJFS 0215

Spring 2000

Instructor: Dr. Jay Berman

Class Meetings: Tuesday 9:00am or 7:00pm - S118

Course Description

A survey of the fundamental principles of the function, structure and management of law enforcement agencies. Various forms of police organization are analyzed and evaluated. The basic concepts of police administration are discussed. Contrast between traditional styles and contemporary approaches are also emphasized.

 

Course Objectives

Completion of this course will enable the student to:

  1. Summarize the social, political, legal contexts of police administration
  2. Describe the evolution of police administration in America.
  3. Explain the core of the police role
  4. Cite the major principles of organization as they relate to police administration
  5. Interpret police organization charts
  6. Discuss the functions of police management
  7. Explain various styles of leadership
  8. Describe the fundamental elements of the behavioral approach to police administration.

 

Method of Evaluation:

Midterm Examination

45%

Final Examination

45%

Class Participation

10%

Grading Scale - Final Average:

A   = 94-100
C+ = 77-79
A-  = 90- 93
C   = 74-76
B+ = 87- 89
C-  = 70-73
B   = 84- 86
D   = 60-69
B-  = 80- 83
F   = 59 - and below

Attendance:

All Students will be expected to attend all classes. A record of attendance will be maintained. If a student is unable to attend class:

a. If possible, the student should inform the professor in advance.

b. The student should contact the professor as soon as possible after the absence, and no later than the next class meeting.
In either case, student will be responsible for all work during absences.


Required Texts:

Introduction to Police Administration - 4th Edition

Robert Sheehan, Gary Cordner, Anderson Publishing Company, 1999


Outline of Topics:

Date

Topic

Reading

Jan 18

Course Orientation

25

Introduction to Police Administration

Chapter 1

Feb 1

Nature of Police Work

2

8

Principles of Organization

3

15

Principles of Organization (cont'd)

6

22

Police Organization

29

Police Organization Structure Charts

March 7

Spring Recess

14

Midterm Examination

21

Police Strategies and Tactics

15

28

Police Executive

5

April 4

Basic Functions of Police Management

7

11

Basic Functions of Police Management

8

18

Police Leadership

12

25

Behavior Approach

10

May 2

Behavioral Approach (cont'd')

16

9

Final Examination



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