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
Managing Criminal Justice Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the administration, organization, and management of criminal justice organizations. This management aspect is the key to ensuring the proper running of criminal justice agencies in their efforts to combat crime. The book begins by discussing the eight principles of public management: leading, organizing, deciding, evaluating, staffing, training, allocating, and reporting. It then describes management positions in criminal justice. These include police and law enforcement management; managing the prosecution of criminal suspects; managing bail, bond, and pretrial detention services; managing victim and witness services; managing the judicial system; and managing adult corrections. The remaining chapters cover the pioneers and predecessors of modern public service management theory; leadership in criminal justice; bureaucracies and organizational principles; decision making and planning; performance evaluation, appraisal , and assessment; staffing and personnel issues; training and education for criminal justice; allocation of organizational resources; information management and organizational communications; and future issues in criminal justice management.
Students in the criminal justice field.