Subject details

After successfully completing this subject 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
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice Organisations
    • Theories of Organisational Change
    • Analysing the Problem - The Need for Change
    • Setting Goals and Objectives
    • Designing The Program or Policy
    • Types of Planned Change in Criminal Justice Agencies
    • Self-Directed Learning
    • Action Planning
    • Program/Policy Implementation and Monitoring
    • Evaluating Outcomes
    • Institutionalisation of Organisational Change
    • Review
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

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

  • GRF-MCJ-MAS-2018
  • GRF-FMH-GCE-2018
  • GRF-FMH-MAS-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please note: This subject is no longer on offer. 

This subject aims to equip students with knowledge of generic organisational change theories and concepts applied to criminal justice agencies. The subject 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 degree. Next, methods of monitoring and evaluating initiatives, as well as techniques of planned change are explored. The final component of the subject covers deliberate efforts to introduce, encourage and communicate planned change with criminal justice organisations.

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

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