Criminal Justice Management

Criminal Justice Management : Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations

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Criminal justice students and practitioners in criminal justice agencies know firsthand the value of effective management; they understand the vital need to develop organizations that meet the expectations of their community members as well as those of their workers. With an innovative, student-friendly approach, Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations examines the complex subject of justice-centered agencies. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins interweave their comprehensive research with humor and personal anecdotes to make the study of criminal justice management accessible--and interesting--to students. Chapter exercises and study questions provide a springboard for lively class discussion, encouraging students to discover relevant applications for these provocative topics.Through its dedicated pedagogy, this text challenges readers to: * Initiate human relations management practices * Provide support for the professional development of staff * Use proactive, collaborative, and shared responsibility forms of leadership * Develop and maintain strong ethical practices * Implement evidence-based best practices in agency programming * Build strong bridges within an engaged and informed community With an emphasis on putting theory into practice, Criminal Justice Management is an invaluable resource for the development of efficient, dynamic, and resourceful justice-centered agencies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195337611
  • 9780195337617

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"How well the criminal justice system works in a democratic society is a good measure of the health of democracy in that society. . . . I can't imagine a more appropriate foundational book than this one for preparing students to take up the challenges of making our criminal justice system the best it can be."--From the Foreword by Nicholas P. Lovrich, Washington State University-Pullman"The use of humor and personal descriptions is a great strength of the book. This is a topic that is hard for students because it is to some degree dry and can be overly formalistic. A book that can engage and teach in this area is a unique commodity."--Thomas Hughes, University of Louisville "As I read the manuscript and continued to see the authors addressing all of the seminal literature, I became more impressed with their ability to weave organization theory into a very approachable presentation. This is a good, solid book and I would adopt it for an undergraduate class."--Willard M. Oliver, Sam Houston State Universityshow more

About Mary K. Stohr

Mary K. Stohr is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University, where she has worked for fourteen years. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and previously worked as a correctional officer and counselor in an adult male prison in Washington state. Dr. Stohr actively participates in research projects on criminal justice management, and she has published numerous articles on the subject. She is coeditor, with Craig Hemmens, of The Prison Experience (2004). Peter A. Collins is a Ph.D. student in the Criminal Justice Program at Washington State University. He holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University. His research currently centers on management issues in criminal justice, outcomes associated with substance abuse treatment, legal issues in criminal justice, correctional systems, and criminological theory.show more

Table of contents

Foreword, Nicholas P. Lovrich; 1. Criminal Justice Management: the Big, the Bad, and the Beautiful; 2. Surveying the Landscape Of Criminal Justice Management; 3. Managing Trouble--Deviance, Abuse of Force And Sexual/Gender Harassment--Using Ethics; 4. Service Values, The Administrative State And Management Theory In Perspective; 5. Communications: What You Say and Do Is What They Think You Mean; 6. Socialization, Roles, and Power Issues; 7. Leadership and Criminal Justice Organizations; 8. Personnel Processes and Practices; 9. Selection Issues: Workforce 2000, Diversity, and Affirmative Action; 10. Reaching Beyond the Expected--Managing Treatment, Force, Standards and Accreditation; 11. Strategic Planning and Budgeting; 12. Decision Making and Prediction; 13. Model Management Practicesshow more

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