Managing Criminal Justice Organizations

An Introduction to Theory and Practice


  • Richard Kania
  • Richards Davis

This book studies the formal and informal nature of the organizations involved in criminal justice, covering their organizational environments; the processes of leadership, management, and decision-making; organizational communications; staffing and training; planning and budgeting; and organizational development and controlled change. It acquaints the readers with the historical developments and application of a wide range of managerial theories, principles, and problems of managing criminal justice organizations.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-3489-8

Table of Contents

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