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MSCR 620 Leadership Principles in Criminology

Discover the skills of an effective leader in the challenging field of criminology.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Leaders possess an ability to motivate, guide and elicit positive results. In MSCR 620 Leadership Principles in Criminology, you’ll examine contemporary leadership theories and models as you explore multiple examples and assess various case studies within the field of criminology.

Throughout the course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects, and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences in order to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with leadership in criminology.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 620

In this course, you’ll identify the styles and traits of an effective leader or management team. You’ll discover communication skills that lead to effective conflict resolution and decision-making. Throughout the course, you’ll, examine specific areas of discipline, system collaboration, teamwork, stakeholder perceptions and leadership ethics. You’ll also explore the dynamics of internal communication, as well as successful interaction outside an organization.

Course Topics

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

  • Introduction to Leadership Theory: Definitions, Sources of Power and Control, Traits of Effective Leaders and Management
  • Leadership Theory I: Skills and Style Approaches
  • Leadership Theory II: Situational, Contingency, Path-Goal and Leader-Member
  • Leadership Theory III: Transformational, Team and Psychodynamic
  • Leadership Ethics, Power and Roles (Culture, Gender, Ethics)
  • Communication, Intelligence and Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving and Decision-making Model
  • Modeling Behaviors and Risk Taking

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 620, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major aspects of the various leadership models and theories and to compare and contrast the same concepts.
  • Have an understanding of personal leadership styles and be able to list the strengths and weaknesses of that particular style.
  • Apply various leadership techniques in the multitude of situations, circumstances and with various individuals.
  • Differentiate between the different theories and models of leadership with the intent that after the course is completed, you’ll have a broad overview of the wide variety of variables that contribute to various leadership qualities.
  • Examine critical issues in interorganizational communication and collaboration with other agencies.

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To learn more about the Master of Science in Criminology curriculum, including Leadership in Criminology, call us at 877-820-0581 to speak with an admissions counselor. You can also request information or visit our resource center to gain more insight on the criminology and criminal justice industry.

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

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