CBDMGOV 6007: Cognitive Bias and Applied Decision Making Strategies in GOVERNMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This Course is offered by: The Center for Cognitive Bias, Heuristics, and Human Behavior in Decision Making

Brief Description: Course identifies, explains, analyzes, evaluates, & manages cognitive bias/heuristic behaviors associated with crisis intervention, cyber security, law enforcement, legal ethics, negotiation, politics, government relations, homeland security, & policy decision making

Catalogue Description: In this CBDMGOV course specific comprehensive skills to recognize and manage cognitive bias, heuristics, ethical dilemmas, and human behavior involved in decision making related to government, politics, policy making, law, safety, and security enforcement, legal ethics, and criminal justice will be taught. The skills gained in this course will help prepare you for, or be more effective in, a variety of careers including government agencies, nonprofits, community organizations, lobbying firms, elected office, political communication, research, law enforcement, and policy analysis. You will learn about the biases involved in the organizational relationships of business, law, enforcement, security, policy establishment, and government, and how they influence one another regarding human behavior. You will learn how to address the challenges of balancing what is ethical and what is legal. The course will provide you with an understanding of how governmental policies often leverage bias to influence the decisions of firms, law enforcement and industries and how the reverse is also true. This course will cover biases associated with human rights, physical and cyber security, safety, international and global affairs, and privacy. At course‚Äôs completion you will have the skills to evaluate and manage the biases involved in: leading noble law enforcement, designing and implementing policies for empowering economic growth regarding government programs and expenditures, managing corporate and population crisis intervention, leading policy and legal negotiation instead of coercion, planning effective globalization with inclusivity of cultural ad diversity strategies, and spearheading ethical governance and sustainability with the recognition of the utility of using unbiased effective performance based evidence in decision-making.  

Roles Civil Service Administrative and Security Professionals, Community, State, Federal Government Officials, Elected Officials, Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Officers, Homeland Security Officers, Transportation Security Administration Officers, Private Safety and Security Officers, Air Marshals, Investigators, Lawyers, Judges, Paralegal Professionals, Politicians, Policy Makers, Cyber Security Professionals