Skip Site Navigation
Skip To Page Content

Contact Information

Justice Management Program

Phone(775) 682-7975
Fax(775) 784-6273
Emailjustmgmt@unr.edu
Location Grant Sawyer Center - west side of National Judical College
132
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
MS 311
Reno, NV 89557
Contact Contact Us

Broad Program of Study

Board Program of Study

By the numbers

  • Areas of concentration: 3
  • Total courses offered: 46
  • Courses offered: January, May, August

Broad Program of Study

The program offers three areas of concentration:

  • Juvenile Justice Management

  • Adult Justice Management

  • Executive Court and Agency Administration

The Justice Management Program provides a large selection of courses that allows students to create a program of study unique to their interests and professional needs. Special topic courses include a wide variety of study areas and to address current trends in justice administration.

Accordingly, students are advised individually about courses that are most appropriate given their interests and goals. Advising is done in part by our online system that provides students with an up-to-the-minute progress report showing what courses they have taken to fulfill degree requirements, and in part by JM administrators who monitor each student’s progress, suggesting recommended courses to take in future semesters. Recommended courses are added to a student’s progress report as “Advised.” All students must take a certain number of courses from specified categories to insure that they gain a well-rounded foundation in the study of justice, social research design, and management.


Course of Study

The example program tracks listed below can be completed entirely online. There are many variations possible. Also, for students who live in the Reno area, there are a number of on-campus courses offered by other departments (such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Human Development & Family Studies, Communication Studies, and more) that are accepted in fulfillment of MJM degree requirements. Students who prefer not to concentrate on just one area of emphasis may put together a program of study that spans all areas.

All Students

All students must take a minimum of:

Core Requirements

  • JM 601 Introduction to Justice Management
  • JM 602 Methods of Program Research, Design, and Evaluation

Additional Foundation

  • Any 2 of 6 courses to choose from depending on area of emphasis

Essentials of Justice Management

  • Any 2 of 7 courses to choose from depending on area of emphasis

Electives

  • Any 4 courses from Electives (non-thesis option)
  • Any 2 courses from Electives (thesis option)

JM 796 Professional Project (non-thesis option) or JM 797 Thesis (thesis option)

Except for the two required courses from “Core Requirements” students may select courses from the other categories to put together a custom-designed program of study that would correspond to an area of emphasis. Courses taken beyond the minimum for the “Additional Foundation” and “Essentials” categories may be taken as Elective courses.


Juvenile Justice Management (Example Course of Study)

A student interested in Juvenile Justice Management could choose the following courses to complete the MJM degree (non-thesis option).

Core Requirements

  • JM 601 Introduction to Justice Management
  • JM 602 Methods of Program Research, Design, and Evaluation

Additional Foundation

  • JM 704 Criminal Law & Procedure
  • JM 705 Juvenile and Family Law & Procedure

Essentials of Justice Management

  • JM 690a Professional Juvenile Justice Manager
  • JM 690b Supervision & Staff Development

Electives

  • JM 721 Victims’ Issues
  • JM 723 Early Intervention
  • JM 734 Mental Health Issues
  • JM 791 Juvenile Sex Offenders

JM 796 Professional Project


Adult Justice Management (Example Course of Study)

A student interested in Adult Justice Management could choose the following courses to complete the MJM degree (non-thesis option).

Core Requirements

  • JM 601 Introduction to Justice Management
  • JM 602 Methods of Program Research, Design, and Evaluation

Additional Foundation

  • JM 704 Criminal Law & Procedure
  • JM 706 Applied Ethics

Essentials of Justice Management

  • JM 690b Organizational Communication
  • JM 690b Supervision & Staff Development

Electives

  • JM 732 History & Development of Parole and Probation
  • JM 792 Gang Issues
  • JM 735 Homeland Security: Threat Groups
  • JM 792 Elder Populations in Correctional Environments

JM 796 Professional Project


Executive Court and Agency Administration (Example Course of Study)

A student most interested in Executive Court & Agency Administration could choose the following courses to complete the MJM degree (non-thesis option).

Core Requirements

  • JM 601 Introduction to Justice Management
  • JM 602 Methods of Program Research, Design, and Evaluation

Additional Foundation

  • JM 703 Civil Law & Procedure
  • JM 708 Legal and Administrative Report Writing

Essentials of Justice Management

  • JM 690b Organizational Communication
  • JM 690c Caseflow/Court Administration

Electives

  • JM 690b Managing with Creativity
  • JM 690e Cultural Competence
  • JM 793 Specialty Courts
  • JM 793 Administrator as an Educator

JM 796 Professional Project

University Block N Logo

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-

(775) 784-1110
Website Help
Contact Us

Copyright
Privacy
Accessibility Tools

Emergency Information
Emergency Alerts
Doing business with us