Course Content and Outcome Guide for CJA 248
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- Course Number:
- CJA 248
- Course Title:
- Comm. Build. Off. Resilience
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Course DescriptionIntroduces a multi-disciplinary approach to managing the police-citizen encounter. Covers issues related to contemporary law enforcement culture, leadership and management including warrior ethos, ethics, personality, emotional and social intelligence, emotional regulation, stress management, mind fitness and human resiliency. Prerequisites: PSY 201 or 201A, WR 121, CJA 111. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Examines situations, issues and problems facing law enforcement ranging from traditional best practices and approaches to leadership, management and training of police officers. Covers organizational culture in American law enforcement as it relates to leadership, management, training and human sustainability on the job.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Identify, analyze and manage criminal justice operations and critical encounters and incidents through knowledge and skill improvement in collaboration, leadership, emotional and social intelligence, stress management, human resiliency, relationships, professionalism and community building.
2. Enhance quality police service by addressing institutional challenges with the latest approaches and practices for improved public relations and reduced citizen complaints.
3. Practice contemporary relational leadership skills with citizens that aid in reducing potential for necessary use of force and maximize potential for
successful resolution in dynamic and stressful encounters.
4. Deliver police services to broadly diverse demographic areas using contemporary best practices in community building.
5. Improve individual resiliency through a developed personalized plan with an understanding of complex, holistic variables that contribute to occupational
stress in the public safety industry.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include but are not limited to:
? Classroom lecture
? Guest speakers
? Films and videos
? Role playing scenarios
? Group discussions
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Methods of assessment may include the following: examinations, quizzes, an assignment, research papers, class participation, role playing feedback, oral presentations and group activities.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
This course will familiarize students with topics that include but not limited to:
? History and communication in law enforcement
? Contemporary issues in policing strategies
? Criminal justice lifestyle assessment
? Emotional and social intelligence
? Mindfulness and policing
? Leadership qualities
? Marketing, branding and law enforcement officers