Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management / Edition 5

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Overview


Packed with cutting-edge coverage and up-to-the-minute research, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, delivers a thoroughly modern introduction to the management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. The book is known for its thoroughness, accessibility, and practicality. By focusing on both the "hows" and "whys" of management techniques, it equips readers with a solid understanding that will serve them well as they face challenges in their own career. Completely current, this edition includes relevant statistics, insight from actual Criminal Justice professionals, and coverage of such key topics as civil liability, political power, leadership, ethics, employee rights, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111346904
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 182,635
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Stan Stojkovic (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Professor of Criminal Justice and Dean in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he has taught since 1983. His primary teaching responsibilities and interests are in the areas of corrections, public administration, philosophy, delinquency, and criminology. His major research interest is in the area of correctional administration. He has authored or co-authored several other textbooks in addition to CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTIONS: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, including an introductory text on corrections with Rick Lovell. He has been a presenter at professional conferences, and his essays and reviews have been published in such journals as Pace Law Review and Criminal Justice Policy Review; a forthcoming essay on prison administration will appear in the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. In addition, he has served as coordinator of the California Leadership Institute for the California Department of Corrections, and most recently as fiduciary agent for a High Intensity Drug Traffic Area Grant funded through the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

David Kalinich (Ph.D., Michigan State University) joined the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) community in 2002 as Chair of the Criminology/Criminal Justice Department. Dr. Kalinich served on the criminal justice faculty at Michigan State University for 18 years, and as Criminal Justice Department Chair at Northern Michigan University for six years. He also served as the criminal justice graduate school coordinator at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, for three years before accepting the position at FAU. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an adult parole officer for a ten-year period for the State of Ohio. Dr. Kalinich has published a number of books and articles in the field and has an extensive background in planning and providing training programs to criminal justice professionals.

John M. Klofas (Ph.D., SUNY Albany) is Professor of Criminal Justice, Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, and Director at the Center for Public Safety Initiatives at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Klofas has worked in adult and juvenile probation in Massachusetts and served as a caseworker in the state's maximum-security penitentiary and as Director of Classification for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. An active member of several professional CJ organizations, he reviews for a variety of journals and consults with national agencies on crime research and policy. Dr. Klofas is a founding trustee of Metropolitan Forum, a citizens group interested in analyses and solutions to community problems. His research focuses on criminal justice management, crime policy, prison and jail issues (including crowding), and metropolitan patterns of crime and justice. In partnership with Don Pryor of the Center for Governmental Research, Dr. Klofas received support from the National Institute of Justice for a project involving working with the local criminal justice system in strategic research efforts to reduce community violence. A 2012 grant supports evaluation of New York State's CeaseFire Violence Prevention program.

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Table of Contents


Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS. 1. Basic Concepts for Understanding Criminal Justice Organizations. 2. Structure of Criminal Justice Organizations. 3. The Criminal Justice System in Its Environment. Part II: INDIVIDUALS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS. 4. Problems of Communication. 5. Motivation of Personnel. 6. Job Design. 7. Leadership. 8. Personnel Evaluation and Supervision. Part III: GROUP BEHAVIOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS. 9. Occupational Socialization. 10. Power and Political Behavior. 11. Organizational Conflict. Part IV: PROCESSES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS. 12. Decision Making. 13. Organizational Effectiveness. 14. Change and Innovation. 15. Research in Criminal Justice Organizations.
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