Managing Criminal Justice Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

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Routledge, Sep 28, 2011 - Political Science - 303 pages
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This book studies the formal and informal nature of the organizations involved in criminal justice, covering their organizational environments; the processes of leadership, management, and decision-making; organizational communications; staffing and training; planning and budgeting; and organizational development and controlled change. It acquaints the readers with the historical developments and application of a wide range of managerial theories, principles, and problems of managing criminal justice organizations.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • More information on the management of the judiciary and community corrections
  • Additional discussion of contingency theory and how criminal justice management must remain flexible in dealing with outside forces
  • An examination of employee turnover, its causes, and how to deal with it
  • Thorough discussion of training opportunities and the impact of college education
  • New text boxes highlighting important figures in the field
 

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Contents

1 An Introduction to Criminal Justice Management
1
2 Management Positions in Criminal Justice
19
3 Historical Antecedents
41
4 Leading in Criminal Justice
71
5 Organizing Criminal Justice
93
6 DecisionMaking and Planning
113
7 Evaluating Appraising and Assessing Performance
131
8 Staffing and Personnel Issues
153
9 Training and Education for Criminal Justice
177
10 Allocating Key Organizational Resources
195
Information Management and Organizational Communications
213
12 Future Issues in Criminal Justice Management
233
Appendix
249
Glossary
257
Index
283
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About the author (2011)

Richard Kania joined Jacksonville State University in 2005. He served as the department head of Criminal Justice for a number of years and now stays on as professor. He had been at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 1999, leading their Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Kania served in the Army in Berlin and in Vietnam. He also was a city police officer, and that experience led him to direct his focus to a teaching career in criminal justice.

 Richards P. Davis is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Jacksonville State University and Department Head for the Department of Criminal Justice. Davis has authored several published works and conducted numerous professional conference presentations. In 2014, he was elected as Second Vice President and member of the Executive Board for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners. He is also a member of the advisory board for the United States Designing Out Crime Association, and holds advanced certification in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

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