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Criminal justice management : theory and practice in justice centered organizations

Author: Mary K Stohr; Peter A Collins
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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"Criminal justice students and practitioners in criminal justice agencies know firsthand the value of effective management; they understand the vital need to develop organizations that meet the expectations of their community members as well as those of their workers. With a student-friendly approach, Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations examines the complex subject of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary K Stohr; Peter A Collins
ISBN: 9780195337617 0195337611
OCLC Number: 144547680
Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Criminal justice management : the big, the bad, and the beautiful --
Surveying the landscape of criminal justice management --
Managing trouble --
deviance, abuse of force and sexual/gender harassment --
using ethics --
Service values, the administrative state, and management theory in perspective --
Communications : what you say and do is what they think you mean --
Socialization, roles, and power issues --
Leadership and criminal justice organizations --
Personnel processes and practices --
Selection issues : workforce 2000, diversity, and affirmative action --
Reaching beyond the expected : managing treatment, force, standards, and accreditation --
Strategic planning and budgeting --
Decision making and prediction --
Model managment practices.
Responsibility: Mary K. Stohr, Peter A. Collins.
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"Criminal justice students and practitioners in criminal justice agencies know firsthand the value of effective management; they understand the vital need to develop organizations that meet the expectations of their community members as well as those of their workers. With a student-friendly approach, Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations examines the complex subject of justice-centered agencies." "Authors Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins interweave their comprehensive research with humor and personal anecdotes to make the study of criminal justice management accessible - and interesting - to students. Chapter exercises and study questions provide a springboard for class discussion, encouraging students to discover relevant applications for these provocative topics."--BOOK JACKET.

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