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CR 473 Decision-Making and Problem Solving in Criminology

Discover how to analyze a situation and make the right move.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Knowing the facts. Understanding the consequences. Making the right call. Those in charge of our safety have to observe a situation from all angles before deciding on a course of action. In CR 473 Decision-Making and Problem Solving in Criminology, you’ll examine decision-making models and their impact on criminal justice agencies, outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction.

Throughout this course, a variety of assessment methods will be used to enable you to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in CR 473

Within this course, you’ll explore personal discretion, the role of organizational policies, political and social influences, and the implications of overly influential cohorts and other professional organizations and citizens.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Decision-Making and Problem Solving Models
  • PROACT and Root Cause Analysis Models
  • Pareto Analysis, SARA and CAPRA Models
  • Paired Comparison and Grid Analysis
  • Force Field and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Recognition-Primed Decision Making
  • Risk Analysis and Decision Trees

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 473, you will be equipped to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity of major course concepts, such as risk analysis, decision trees, problem-solving models and involvement of stakeholders in decision-making processes.
  • Develop awareness about how evaluating and making choices influence quality of life, relationships and community.
  • Learn to evaluate risks associated with decisions.
  • Engage in risk/benefits analysis associated with decisions.
  • Define the systematic procedures for problem solving.
  • Be able to articulate the leadership skills necessary for leading teams in problem solving processes.
  • Develop criteria for ethical decisions.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.