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Servant Leadership in Public Safety | PSA 30100
Provides public safety leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools for effective leadership within their chosen fields, with a focus on the Servant Leadership model and demonstrating how serving first and leading second, evolves seamlessly.
Ethics, Liabilities, and Rights in Public Safety | PSA 30200
Examines ethics from a public safety profession perspective, including the application of ethical theories to those professions. Academic themes include public safety prudence, recuperative and restorative justice, legal applications and procedures, sentencing, research, community crime control policies.
Individual Rights: Practices and Systems | PSA 30300
Examines legal theory behind individual rights and their practices and systems application as connected to the public safety profession. Examines the U.S. constitution as it relates to the public safety function, including statutory law and judicial decisions governing the areas of arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, and other constitutional guarantees.
Race, Crime, and Social Policy | PSA 40000
Examines prejudice, discrimination, systems and structures of oppression and effects on public safety in a changing society. Analyzes significance of race, class, and ethnicity to crime perpetration and criminal justice processing, role of racism in treatment of minorities by various components of criminal justice system, evolving public policy resulting from increases in immigration and impact on public safety professions. Examines hate crimes, laws enacted to combat, and multi-disciplinary approaches to community relations.
Communication Skills for Public Safety Professions | PSA 40100
Examines the importance of acquiring proficient knowledge of and utilization of effective communication skills while working within the public safety profession. Includes a combination of instructional and interactive learning techniques designed to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of communication. Students will learn active listening methods as well as diverse measures of effective communication.
Understanding Victimology for Public Safety | PSA 40300
Examines the concept of Victimology and provides information on the fears, emotional distress, physical suffering, and financial loss suffered by victims and witnesses of crime. Explores victimization, including relations between victims and offenders, interactions between victims and the criminal justice system, that is, the Public Safety profession, courts, and corrections officials, and the connections between victims and other social groups and institutions, such as the media, businesses, and social movements.
Seminar in Applied Public Safety | PSA 49000
Capstone course that guides student in the integration of functional content areas in the field of public safety. Addresses public safety issues and applying public safety theories and techniques to problems and cases through a process of decision-making that demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes. Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses in the major or permission of advisor.
Add any of Ottawa University's minors to your degree to take it to the next level. A minor consists of at least 20 credit hours of which at least half of the credit hours are completed at Ottawa University.
PhD - Washington University
MHL - Ottawa University
MA - Washington University
BA - Washington University
AB - Oberlin College
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