CRJU 640


Dr. Tod W. Burke

Office: 307 Adams Street, 6C

Phone: Work: 540-831-6657 Home: 540-381-5559 Fax: 540-831-6075

E-Mail: tburke@radford.edu

Office Hours: Mon/Wed 2:00-4:00 pm (Subject to Change) Appointments Available!



Purpose: The purpose of this course is to examine the theories underlying administrative practices in police agencies. Topics will include, but are not limited to: The Law Enforcement Organization, The Role of the Police Manager, Communication Skills, Problems Solving and Decision Making, Time Management, Budgeting, Hiring Process, Promoting Growth and Development, Deploying Resources and Improving Productivity, Motivation and Morale, Discipline, Complaints and Grievances, Conflict, Performance Appraisals and Evaluation, and Police Stress.

Text: Well, you can count your blessings that there is no text required for this course, however, there will be required reading assignments.

Grading: The student will be graded based upon classroom attendance and participation; any oral presentations, group assignments, skits, written presentations, research writing, etc.

Specific assignments and point values will be noted prior to each assignment. There will be   no make-up assignments or extra-credit, so please do not bother to ask!  Late assignments will  not be accepted!   I will simply drop the lowest grade.  Therefore, it is imperative that you attend each class.

Attendance: The student is expected to attend each class. Tardiness is neither appreciated nor desired – Don’t be late!

Format:  The format of the class will consist of lecture, discussions, group and individual presentations.  This class is designed to implement theory.  I believe that theory is nice, but it should also have some practical use.   Have fun with the material and be creative.