Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations: A Book of Readings

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Administrators of contemporary criminal justice organizations must balance their finite resources among an ever-changing list of infinite demands. Challenges come from a diverse range of constituent groups within an agency as well as from offenders and the community, often resulting in contradictory requests. The articles in this collection introduce the reader to the complexity of court, police, and correctional organizations, resulting in an appreciation of the role of the administrator. They question ...
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Overview

Administrators of contemporary criminal justice organizations must balance their finite resources among an ever-changing list of infinite demands. Challenges come from a diverse range of constituent groups within an agency as well as from offenders and the community, often resulting in contradictory requests. The articles in this collection introduce the reader to the complexity of court, police, and correctional organizations, resulting in an appreciation of the role of the administrator. They question traditional methods and practices as administrators meet the organizational demands of the twenty-first century.
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A collection of readings on new ways of viewing criminal justice administration and management, combining theoretical and practical perspectives. Readings examine the nature of criminal justice organizations, the role of the individual, group behavior, administrative processes, and changes in criminal justice organizations. This third edition includes eight new articles, some questioning traditional methods of criminal justice managers, and all focusing on future trends. Lacks a subject index. The editor is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781577663102
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 The nature of criminal justice organizations 1
1 Two models of the criminal justice system : an organizational perspective 4
2 The political and organizational response to gangs : an examination of a "moral panic" in Nevada 21
3 The desirability of goal conflict within the criminal justice system 44
4 Metropolitan development and policing : the elephant in the living room 57
5 Drug courts : a bridge between criminal justice and health services 69
6 Addicted to the drug war : the role of civil asset forfeiture as a budgetary necessity in contemporary law enforcement 91
Sect. 2 The individual in criminal justice organizations 121
7 Militarizing Mayberry and beyond : making sense of American paramilitary policing 124
8 Good policing 146
9 "But how can you sleep nights?" 167
10 Supervisory styles of patrol sergeants and lieutenants 197
11 Getting rid of the prima donnas : the bureaucratization of a probation department 223
12 Is a "correctional officer," by any other name, a "screw"? 237
13 Citizen complaints and problem officers : examining officer behavior 256
Sect. 3 Group behavior in criminal justice organizations 277
14 Fatal attraction : an analysis of employee boundary violations in a southern prison system, 1995-1998 280
15 Humor in the briefing room : a study of the strategic uses of humor among police 311
16 The rhetoric of personal loyalty to superiors in criminal justice agencies 330
17 Contraband : the basis for legitimate power in a prison social system 351
18 The illusion of structure : a critique of the classical model of organization and the discretionary power of correctional officers 363
Sect. 4 Processes in criminal justice organizations 381
19 Targeted crime reduction efforts in ten communities : lessons for the project safe neighborhoods initiative 384
20 Multijurisdictional drug task forces : an analysis of impacts 399
21 Case routinization in investigative police work 420
22 Negotiation and plea bargaining models : an organizational perspective 439
23 Maintaining the myth of individualized justice : probation presentence reports 453
Scet. 5 Change in criminal justice organizations 473
24 The dangers of criminal justice reform 477
25 Assessing the impediments to organizational change : a view of community policing 497
26 This jail for rent : the anatomy of a deal too good to be true 508
27 Three strikes as a public policy : the convergence of the new penology and the McDonaldization of punishment 521
28 Jails and judicial review : special problems for local facilities 543
29 Putting the "what works" research into practice : an organizational perspective 559
30 The rhetoric of community policing 576
31 Research utilization in complex organizations : a case study in corrections 596
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