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JST433 Principles of Correctional Management (8)


This subject aims to apply the principles of modern management theory to the middle and higher operations and functions of custodial and non-custodial correctional organisations. Relevant aspects of human resource management, public policy and management of political processes will be examined. Issues and problems specific to correctional administrators will also be explored.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of modern management theory as it applies to corrections.
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of employee job satisfaction, motivation, job stress, power, communication, and organisational culture as specifically relevant to correctional management
- be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the student's own leadership and decision-making style
- be able to demonstrate a familiarity with correctional management and administrative practice


The subject will cover the following topics:
Unit 1 Organisational behaviour and the Contemporary Correctional environment Unit 2 Managing individuals in correctional organisations Unit 3 Managing groups in correctional organisations Unit 4 Managing correctional organisations - design and culture Unit 5 Managing Processes - Power, politics, leadership, communication, and decision-making Unit 6 Organisational change in corrections in Asia/Pacific Unit 7 Area Management; Correctional Industries; Occupational Health and Safety; Conflict Management and Resolution; Discrimination; Equal Opportunity; and Total Quality Management


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.