The University of Central Missouri offers a Policy and Planning graduate certificate
through the School of Public Services in the Harmon College of BUsiness and Professional
Studies. After completion of the certificate courses, you will be able to:
- Identify the steps in the strategic planning process and apply them to a specific
criminal justice agency or issue.
- Analyze how public response to criminal justice issues (usually driven by the media)
and legislative actions (usually driven by public response) contribute to the development
of criminal justice policy.
- Examine basic management and leadership skills necessary for criminal justice administrators
as well as major theories of administration.
- Discuss the nexus between crime analysis, field and investigative operations, and
administrative bureaus as well as collect, collate, analyze, and use crime data to
predict future crime occurrences.