Administration and Management in Criminal Justice

Author: Jennifer M. Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483370615
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Emphasizing a forward-thinking approach to service quality in criminal justice, Jennifer M. Allen and Rajeev Sawhney use a service-quality lens to address administration and management concepts in the criminal justice system by identifying the stakeholders and their roles within the service delivery process. Students and criminal justice administrators will come away with an understanding of how to respond to customers (often called clients, offenders, victims, and the community) and to changing environmental factors. Readers will also learn how to better address community needs and how to respond appropriately to global and national dilemmas. The authors encourage students to consider the importance of their future role in providing high-quality and effective criminal justice services and challenge them to critique their own views on what constitutes management in this service sector.

Administration and Management in Criminal Justice

Author: Jennifer M. Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452212759
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Emphasizes a forward-thinking approach to services in criminal justice administration This text uses a service-quality lens to address administration and management concepts in the criminal justice system, identifying the stakeholders and their roles within the service delivery process. Students and criminal justice administrators will come away with an understanding of how to respond to “customers” and to changing environmental factors, how to better address community needs, and how to respond appropriately to global and national dilemmas. This text encourages students to internalize the importance of their future role in providing high-quality and effective criminal justice services and challenges them to critique their own views on what constitutes management in this service sector. Key Features Comprehensive coverage includes a range of theoretical perspectives in criminal justice management and addresses both closed- and open-system approaches Case studies at the end of each chapter encourage students to apply the material learned to real-world situations they are likely to face in their careers “In the News” boxes help students see the practical implications of chapter concepts “Career Highlights” boxes describe various types of jobs in management and administration in the criminal justice field

Administration and Management in Criminal Justice

Author: Jennifer M. Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506361552
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Rethink management in criminal justice. Administration and Management in Criminal Justice: A Service Quality Approach, Third Edition emphasizes the proactive techniques for administration professionals by using a service quality lens to address administration and management concepts in all areas of the criminal justice system. Authors Jennifer M. Allen and Rajeev Sawhney encourage you to consider the importance of providing high-quality and effective criminal justice services. You will develop skills for responding to your customers—other criminal justice professionals, offenders, victims, and the community—and learn how to respond to changing environmental factors. You will also learn to critique your own views of what constitutes management in this service sector, all with the goal of improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. New to the Third Edition: Examinations of current concerns and management trends in criminal justice agencies make you aware of the types of issues you may face, such as workplace bullying, formal and informal leadership, inmate-staff relationships, fatal police shootings, and more. Increased discussions of a variety of important topics spark classroom debate around areas such as homeland security–era policing, procedural justice, key court personnel, and private security changes. Expanded coverage of technology in criminal justice helps you see how technology such as cybercrime, electronic monitoring and other uses of technology in probation and parole, body-worn cameras, and police drones have had an impact on the discipline. Updated Career Highlight boxes demonstrate the latest data for each career presented. More than half the book has been updated with new case studies to offer you current examples of theory being put into practice. Nine new In the News articles include topics such as Recent terrorist attacks Police shootings Funding for criminal justice agencies New technology, such as police drones and the use of GPS monitoring devices on sex offenders Cybercrime, cyberattacks, and identity theft Updated references, statistics, and data present you with the latest trends in criminal justice.

Organization and Management in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Matthew J. Giblin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452219923
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Integrating the theoretically-framed, empirically-supported content of a traditional textbook and an edited reader into a single volume, this text/reader exposes readers to original primary works (26 readings) in the field of organization and management while providing them with a comprehensive review of the field. Organizational Theory and Behavior in Criminal Justice: A Text/Reader, by Matthew J. Giiblin, covers the field’s core foundational theories and works, as well as contemporary theories and cutting-edge research. Demonstrating that organizations matter and that the study of organizations has far-reaching utility, the book applies broader organization and management principles to a wide range of key entities including police, courts, and corrections, as well as drug traffickers, sex offender treatment providers, and homeland security agencies. Each of these organizations has a criminal justice nexus and is discussed alongside the major components of the criminal justice system. From organizational theory to managing a criminal justice organization, this book is a must-read for anyone pursuing a career in criminal justice administration.

Criminal Justice Organizations Administration and Management

Author: Stan Stojkovic
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305177487
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Providing cutting-edge coverage of modern management theory, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, emphasizes the application of management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. Known for its thoroughness, accessibility, and practicality, the book focuses on the both the hows and whys of management techniques, equipping readers with the skills, knowledge, and solid understanding they need to effectively deal with the management challenges they will face in their own careers. Completely current and relevant, this edition includes thoroughly updated research and statistics as well as coverage of such key topics as civil liability, political power, ethics, budgeting, employee rights, and more. Chapters begin with timely vignettes that immediately draw readers into management concepts and theory, while insight from actual Criminal Justice professionals is featured throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Author: Coy H. Johnston
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483364593
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Coy H. Johnston’s concise, yet thorough and creative text, Careers in Criminal Justice, prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. The book's contemporary approach emphasizes student self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and happiness. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victims services, this text provides a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Readers are provided self assessment tools to enhance self awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to facilitate understanding and encourage growth throughout the reader’s career.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Lee Ellis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742564411
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology is a core text for criminology and criminal justice research methods courses. It strives to offer a general foundation of knowledge that transcends particular topics or subject areas, allowing students to apply research methods and concepts to a multitude of scenarios. Even though the textbook has been written primarily for criminal justice and criminology majors, there is an underlying recognition that research methods and findings are common among all of the social sciences. This text has been designed to be user-friendly, even when dealing with some fairly complex statistical and theoretical concepts. The most critical points are clearly stated and illustrated with examples chosen to be interesting in their own right.

Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856589
Format: PDF, ePub
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Packed with current, real-world examples, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9th Edition offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Readers find coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making, as well as the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice -- the militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power by elected officials and/or other public servants, and more. The text provides a wealth of hands-on exercises as well as such insightful features as In the News boxes spotlighting recent examples of misconduct. For those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today's criminal justice arena. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Behavior

Author: Jacqueline B. Helfgott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412904870
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rich in historical and contemporary theory and research, Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive core text that provides an interdisciplinary overview of criminal behavior by examining relevant crime theories, explanations of how and why crime typologies are developed, literature reviews for major crime categories, and discussions of how crime theories and crime typologies are used throughout the criminal justice process. Focusing on relevant themes and current issues, this text also looks closely at categorizations of criminal behavior, the relationship between crime and pop culture, mass media, and computer technology, and gender issues and crime. This engaging book applies theory and research to real-world criminal justice practice. Key Features and Benefits: Applies theory and research to concrete examples of criminal justice practice in law enforcement, public safety, courts/law, and corrections Explores real-world examples and contemporary issues–using chapter-opening vignettes, illustrative photos and graphs, boxed real-life case studies, and an interdisciplinary framework—making the text lively and engaging Views crime as a dynamic, changing phenomenon and examines how mass media and computer technology shape criminal behavior in a unique chapter on crime, media, and technology that addresses cybercrime and copy cat crimes—topics that fascinate students Examines feminist issues and cultural criminology, reviewing the role of gender and culture in shaping criminal behavior Boasts full chapters on political crime and economic crime—subjects often ignored in other texts Includes comparative information throughout, giving students an international perspective, as well as topical coverage relating to race, ethnicity, and gender issues Ancillaries A Student study site at www.sagepub.com/helfgottstudy includes self-quizzes, e-flashcards, NPR and Frontline audio and video clips, SAGE Journal articles, and more. Instructor Resources on CD include test questions, PowerPoint slides, and in-class exercises. Contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 to request a copy. Intended Audience This core text offers contemporary insight on criminal behavior for undergraduate and graduate students in criminology and criminal justice, psychology, and related fields.

Street Level Bureaucracy 30th Ann Ed

Author: Michael Lipsky
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610446631
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published in 1980, Street-Level Bureaucracy received critical acclaim for its insightful study of how public service workers, in effect, function as policy decision makers, as they wield their considerable discretion in the day-to-day implementation of public programs. Three decades later, the need to bolster the availability and effectiveness of healthcare, social services, education, and law enforcement is as urgent as ever. In this thirtieth anniversary expanded edition, Michael Lipsky revisits the territory he mapped out in the first edition to reflect on significant policy developments over the last several decades. Despite the difficulties of managing these front-line workers, he shows how street-level bureaucracies can be and regularly are brought into line with public purposes. Street-level bureaucrats—from teachers and police officers to social workers and legal-aid lawyers—interact directly with the public and so represent the frontlines of government policy. In Street-Level Bureaucracy, Lipsky argues that these relatively low-level public service employees labor under huge caseloads, ambiguous agency goals, and inadequate resources. When combined with substantial discretionary authority and the requirement to interpret policy on a case-by-case basis, the difference between government policy in theory and policy in practice can be substantial and troubling. The core dilemma of street-level bureaucrats is that they are supposed to help people or make decisions about them on the basis of individual cases, yet the structure of their jobs makes this impossible. Instead, they are forced to adopt practices such as rationing resources, screening applicants for qualities their organizations favor, “rubberstamping” applications, and routinizing client interactions by imposing the uniformities of mass processing on situations requiring human responsiveness. Occasionally, such strategies work out in favor of the client. But the cumulative effect of street-level decisions made on the basis of routines and simplifications about clients can reroute the intended direction of policy, undermining citizens’ expectations of evenhanded treatment. This seminal, award-winning study tells a cautionary tale of how decisions made by overburdened workers translate into ad-hoc policy adaptations that impact peoples’ lives and life opportunities. Lipsky maintains, however, that these problems are not insurmountable. Over the years, public managers have developed ways to bring street-level performance more in line with agency goals. This expanded edition of Street-Level Bureaucracy underscores that, despite its challenging nature, street-level work can be made to conform to higher expectations of public service.