Managing Criminal Justice Organizations

1st Edition

An Introduction to Theory and Practice


  • Richard Kania
  • Description

    This book studies the formal and informal nature of the organizations involved in criminal justice. It will acquaint readers with the historical developments and application of managerial theories, principles, and problems of managing criminal justice organizations. Covers management positions in criminal justice, historical antecedents, decisionmaking and planning, staffing and personnel, training and education.

    Key Features

    • Text complemented by learning objectives, important terms and names, photos, illustrations, tables and boxed inserts.

    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


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    About the author

    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.