Agency Administration

Agency Management and Administration includes the American system of Criminal Justice comprised of three major components: law enforcement, courts and correctional systems at community, county, state and federal levels.

Course covers the comprehensive field with career opportunities in several areas: law enforcement; probation, parole and corrections; social-justice services; and security and loss prevention. Students purvey careers in public and private agencies in the social and criminal justice system with study of contemporary and advanced problems in modern law enforcement, as well as criminal justice systems, administration, criminal laws and procedures, police and community relations, and criminalistics. The study of law, social and justice agencies, and criminal offenders is included, with focus on corrections; probation, parole or corrections officers.

Study of careers in the social-justice services includes such agencies as the Department of Children and Family Services, Public Aid, Corrections, and psychiatric and medical agencies.

Emergency Services Administration study provides the conceptual foundation and managerial communication and analytical skills required for designing, testing, and implementing an effective response to workplace and community emergencies. Such emergencies may involve the potential loss of human life and property due to fire, explosion, release of hazardous chemicals, structural failures, natural calamities, and terrorist acts. The study of Emergency Services is to provide an understanding of the administration and management of emergency managers, and to prepare students for leadership roles in emergency disaster administration Course design exposes students to experts and practical experiences of respected emergency services and disaster organizations, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Linda Davis-Stephens, Instructor

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