Compare criminal justice organizations and understand why they should be studied.

Core Learning Outcomes 1. Compare criminal justice organizations and understand why they should be studied. 2. Critique the process-related features of criminal justice components that explain these institutions and our understanding of them. 3. Distinguish the key concepts used in the study of these organizations. 4. Analyze the functions of the administration of law enforcement systems, the courts, and corrections. 5. Evaluate organizational effectiveness and policy-making in different organizations. Faculty Additional Learning Outcomes 1. Describe organizational behavior, including variables such as organizational climate, goals, and effectiveness. 2. Evaluate the functions and dysfunctions of formal communication networks. 3. Evaluate the relation of job satisfaction, motivation, and morale of employees to stress and burnout. 4. Describe the characteristics of jail personnel, their selection and training. 5. Analyze pleas bargaining and judicial and prosecutorial selection and conduct. Core Assessment For CJ300, the student will analyze and report on a section/bureau/division in a criminal justice agency. The focus of the analysis is to examine the manner in which the section/bureau/division influences agency operations. Examples include Human Resources Section, Records Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Internal Affairs and/or Professional Standards, Labor Relations Office, Budget Section for the ABC County Sheriffs Office or the DEF Juvenile Detention Center. . To complete this project, you should: 1. Select the agency and section/bureau/division in which you are interested. 2. Gather materials from the agency, such as organization charts, annual reports, and budgets. 3. Observe the activities in the section. 4. Describe the structure, practice, and procedures of the agency and of the section you plan to analyze. 5. Describe the procedures you will use to conduct your study 6. Compare similar agencies. 7. Describe the results of your study. 8. Make conclusions about your findings, including the positive and negative aspects you discovered. Your paper must include: 1. A cover page 2. Introduction 3. Methodology section 4. Discussion 5. Reference page 6. Appendix which might include a summary of organization charts of your agency and your section.