Criminal Justice 2120 - Critical Incident Management

Hurricane Katrina - NASA ( Summary: We are living in an age of increasing global volatility and complexity. This course explores the nature of the 21st century challenges we face as a nation and the role of various public safety personnel in managing disaster response operations. Hurricane Katrina, September 11th, and the Gulf oil spill will serve as case studies for learning the successes and pitfalls of Critical Incident Management in the United States.

Who should take this course? This course is recommended for anyone interested in a career in public safety, law enforcement, or homeland security, or for anyone who just wants to learn more about disaster response operations in this country. This is a required course for the Emergency Management Certificate.

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Why online? The College of DuPage understands the demands some professionals and students have on their lives and has created this online course to accommodate those who need more flexibility than a traditional on campus format provides. The nature of online learning differs from that of a conventional classroom, in that you will be working through the material somewhat independently. However, this course is structured so that you will still have the benefit of interacting meaningfully with your fellow students on a regular basis, and have the full engagement of your instructor throughout the semester. Students who register for this course should expect to spend from 9 - 12 hours a week working on their selected reading materials, course assignments and completing online discussions.

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Critical Incident Management (Criminal Justice 2120) is a three credit hour course.

Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 or Criminal Justice 1148 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

For more information: Contact Assistant Professor Deanna Davisson at (630) 942-2995 or


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