WCSU Graduate Catalog 2020-21 : ANCELL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Justice And Law Administration

JLA 500 Legal Issues in Public Administration    3 SH

This course offers a legal, political, and public policy analysis of the law of federal and state administrative regulation with particular emphasis on the balances among the important and potentially conflicting public values.

JLA 511 The Legal Environment of Business 3 SH

This course examines the legal environment of business by focusing on the legal foundations of business activity, government regulation and public policy, social issues, and business ethics. Specific areas, such as the U. S. Constitution, contracts and sales, products liability, and corporations and employment arrangements, are surveyed. In addition, ethical implications of management decisions are emphasized in every topic covered.

JLA 515 Policy Analysis in Justice Administration
3 SH

This class focuses on problem solving and policy-making in both the public and private sectors of the justice system, with emphasis on evaluative and qualitative approaches. It explores agency goal setting and policy implementation in consonance with the political climate and societal priorities. Also, bureaucracy obstacles are considered, and a critical examination of various decision-making models and theories is offered.

JLA 520 Seminar in Law Enforcement Administration 3 SH

This course examines the fundamentals of management as applied to the field of law-enforcement, with a specific focus on the need for law enforcement improvement through the management of change. Special attention is given to the latest developments in administration and management as they apply to law-enforcement operations, both at the supervisory and administrative levels.

JLA 550 Special Issues in Judicial and Correctional Administration 3 SH

This course is a survey and discussion of the problems surrounding judicial and correctional administration. Students will be exposed to both internal and external constraints with an emphasis on current trends and directions relative to public policy. Focus on the relationship between theory and practice will be the central theme of the course.

JLA 590 Research in Public Administration 3 SH

This course will expand the content offered in FIN 510 in order to reinforce the vital linkage between scholarly literature and data-based decision making. This course will focus on increasing the student’s ability to critically comprehend the literature in the field of justice and law administration. Prerequisite: FIN 510.

JLA 598 Faculty-Developed Course

This is an experimental course offered by the JLA Department as a means of determining its value to the total department program or in response to a particular request from a group of students.

JLA 599 Student-Developed Study

This vehicle is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop his/her own learning experience. A student will design a project and secure a faculty sponsor. The vehicle may be utilized more than once. Prerequisite: written permission of faculty sponsor and department. Registration through the Office of Graduate Admissions is required.