Managing Criminal Justice Organizations

Managing Criminal Justice Organizations, 2nd Edition

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Managing Criminal Justice Organizations, 2nd Edition,Richard Kania,Richards Davis,ISBN9781437734898





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A thorough overview of the formal and informal dynamics of criminal justice organizations.

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Key Features


  • 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.

Richard Kania

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jacksonville State University

Richards Davis

Affiliations and Expertise

Jacksonville State University

Managing Criminal Justice Organizations, 2nd Edition

1. An Introduction to Criminal Justice Management

2. Management Positions in Criminal Justice

3. Historical Antecedents

4. Leading in Criminal Justice

5. Organizing Criminal Justice

6. Decisionmaking and Planning

7. Evaluating, Appraising and Assessing Performance

8. Staffing and Personnel Issues

9. Training and Education for Criminal Justice

10. Allocating Key Organizational Resources

11. Reporting for Criminal Justice: Information Management and Organizational Communications

12. Future Issues in Criminal Justice Management

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