Managing Criminal Justice Organizations

2nd Edition

An Introduction to Theory and Practice


  • Richards Davis
  • Description

    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.

    Table of Contents

    About the Authors 1 An Introduction to Criminal Justice Management Rethinking Luther Gulick’s POSDCORB LODESTAR versus POSDCORB Private versus Public Management Summary References and Supplemental Sources 2 Management Positions in Criminal Justice The Police and Law Enforcement Management Managing the Prosecution of Criminal Suspects Defense Attorneys: Public Defenders and Private Counsel Managing Bail, Bond, and Pretrial Detention Services Managing Victim and Witness Services Managing the Judicial System Managing Adult Corrections Community Corrections, Probation, and Parole Officers Juvenile Justice Summary References and Supplemental Sources 3 Historical Antecedents Pioneers and Predecessors of Modern Public Service Management Theory Summary References and Supplemental Sources 4 Leading in Criminal Justice Leadership Selection Attributes of Successful Leaders Authority versus Power versus Influence Human Relations School Theorists and the Hawthorne Studies Abraham Maslow: Hierarchy of Human Needs Frederick Herzberg: Motivation and Hygiene Douglas McGregor and Theory X versus Theory Y Fiedler, Luthans, and Contingency Management Summary References and Supplemental Sources 5 Organizing Criminal Justice Bureaucracies Organizational Principles and the Courts Organizational Principles and Law Enforcement Organizational Principles and Corrections Principles of Organization Organizational Structure and Function Applying Organizational Principles Management Theorists Consider the Three Models References and Supplemental Sources 6 Decision-Making and Planning Managerial Decision-Making Decision-Making: General Principles and External Planning Factors Criminal Justice Managerial Planning The Products of Planning M


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