Value of Leadership in Criminal Justice Management

 

If you are interested in a career in criminal justice management, you will need specialized knowledge and skills to manage people of different backgrounds, understand policy and legislative changes, and make difficult and stressful decisions. All of these responsibilities require tremendous leadership. Enrolling in an online MBA program is one way to develop your leadership skills and acquire the knowledge you need as a criminal justice professional.

Modern Law Enforcement

Traditional law enforcement is no longer sufficient for today’s criminal justice needs. Criminal justice leaders must now understand community needs and solve complex problems. The expectations of community members and other stakeholders are higher than ever. Today, citizens expect law enforcement professionals not only to apprehend criminals but also to prevent crime and resolve other societal problems. Political leaders and police administrators have raised their standards for criminal justice management as well, placing higher expectations on leaders to effect changes.

Whether you already work in criminal justice or want to break into the field, an online MBA can enhance your knowledge and prepare you for greater responsibility. If you lack a background in business, you may need to take foundational courses in accounting, finance, microeconomics and business communication. You will also take classes in managerial accounting, economics and decision-making, marketing management, international business and strategic management. Additionally, with a concentration in criminal justice, you will study theories of crime control, criminology law, criminal justice policy and leadership.

Working in Criminal Justice

If you already work in criminal justice, you may find that an MBA qualifies you for greater responsibility and seniority. Job settings in criminal justice include correctional facilities, juvenile detention centers, courthouses and law enforcement agencies. Criminal justice jobs are in high demand, and potential salaries are strong, reaching as high as $95,000, according to Payscale.com.

If you are looking to further your career in criminal justice management, you should consider an online MBA program with an emphasis in criminal justice. Through such a program, you may benefit from both criminal justice courses and broader leadership training.

Learn more about Lamar University’s online MBA in Criminal Justice Management program.


Sources:

Every Officer Is a Leader: Transforming Leadership in Police, Justice, and Public Safety

ResearchGate: A Leadership Approach to Criminal Justice Education: Developing Tomorrow’s Decision Makers

BSchool.com: MBA Programs in Criminal Justice

Payscale: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Criminal Justice Degree Average Salary


 

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