Planned Change in Criminal Justice - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (35%) , Assignment 2 (65%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,563.00
International 2,813.00

This unit aims to equip students with knowledge of generic organisational change theories and concepts applied to criminal justice agencies. The unit will be structured by three phases. First, important general theories of organisational change will be introduced that provides the underpinning framework for the remainder of the course. Next, methods of monitoring and evaluating initiatives, as well as techniques of planned change are explored. The final component of the unit covers deliberate efforts to introduce, encourage and communicate planned change with criminal justice organisations.

After successfully completing this unit you should be able to:

1  identify and define key theories of organisational change
2  identify, analyse and critically assess techniques of planned organisational change, with specific knowledge of process implementation in the criminal justice context
3  demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in relation to the application of organisational change theory and practice, particularly in the context of criminal justice organisations

  • Assignment 1 (35%)
  • Assignment 2 (65%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Criminal Justice Organisations
2Theories of Organisational Change
3Types of Planned Change - Human Process Interventions
4Types of Planned Change - Technostructural Interventions
5Types of Planned Change - Human Resource Management Interventions
6Types of Planned Change - Case Analysis in Criminal Justice Organisations
7The Process of Planned Change - Entering and Contracting
8The Process of Planned Change - Diagnosing; Collecting, Analysing and Feeding Back Diagnostic Information
9The Process of Planned Change - Managing Change
10The Process of Planned Change - Evaluating and Institutionalising Interventions
11The Process of Planned Change - Case Analysis in Criminal Justice Organisations

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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