Administration of Criminal Justice

Administration of Criminal Justice : Structure, Function, and Process

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For Administration of Justice, Justice Administration, and Organization of Justice Systems courses for upper division criminal justice undergraduates who have had a first course in criminal justice. Great length for quarter or semester courses.

This comprehensive and up-to-date book examines all aspects of the criminal justice system from an organizational perspective. Key theoretical approaches and concepts are explained together with key terms and organizational principles, models, and typologies. The text also analyzes organizational effectiveness and covers police, court, and corrections organizations in depth to fully illustrate the operations of these justice systems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 150 x 250 x 15mm | 250g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130842346
  • 9780130842343

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Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Utilizing the case method of learning, two cases are presented at the conclusion of each chapter for class discussion and paper assignments Thorough review of key organizational, interpersonal, and individual variables used in the analysis of persons, groups, and institutions throughout the criminal justice system Comprehensive review of theories of motivation in criminal justice organizations Up-to-date and interesting box materials supplementing text, featuring key topics and contemporary themes of different dimensions of criminal justice organizations Personality highlights and commentaries by professionals who work in criminal justice agencies and organizations Comprehensive overview of theories, models, and typologies used for analyzing organizational structure and change Extended discussion of both formal and informal communication networks in organizations, including a description of their functions and dysfunctions Presentation of key leadership theories in organizational analysis, including a balanced discussion of power and authority Discussion of critical issues in the administration of juvenile justice systems Extensive discussion of organizational effectiveness and how organizations are assessed and evaluated
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Table of contents

1. Criminal Justice Organizations and the Administration of Justice.

2. Organizations as Closed and Rational Systems.

3. Organizations as Open and Nonrational Systems.

4. Organizational Variables and Measuring Organizational Efectiveness.

5. Interpersonal and Individual Variables.

6. Leadership in Organizations.

7. Formal and Informal Communcation Networks in Organizations.

8. Motivation, Satisfaction, and Morale of Employees.

9. Police and Sheriff's Departments.

10. Court Organization and Administration.

11. Jail and Prison Organization and Administration.

12. Community Corrections Organizations.

13. Juvenile Justice Organizations and Their Administration.

14. Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness.


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About Dean J. Champion

Dean John Champion is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas A & M International University, Laredo, Texas. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University in North Dakota. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law.

Dr. Champion has written and/or edited 30 texts and maintains memberships in 11 professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is former editor of the ACJS/Anderson series on Issues in Crime and Justice (1993-1996) and the Journal of Crime and Justice (1995-1998). He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He was the Visiting Scholar for the National Center for juvenile justice in 1992 and is president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.

Among his published books for Prentice Hall are Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970,1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology (1993, 2000); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (1992, 1998, 2001); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective (1990, 1998, 2001); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (1990, 1996, 1999, 2002); and Policing in the Community (with George Rush) (1996).

Dr. Champions's primary research interests relate to attorney use in juvenile justice proceedings and plea bargaining.
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