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Providing cutting-edge coverage of modern management theory, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, emphasizes the application of management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. Known for its thoroughness, accessibility, and practicality, the book focuses on the both the "hows" and "whys" of management techniques, equipping readers with the skills, knowledge, and solid understanding they need to effectively deal with the management challenges they will face in their own careers. Completely current and relevant, this edition includes thoroughly updated research and statistics as well as coverage of such key topics as civil liability, political power, ethics, budgeting, employee rights, and more. Chapters begin with timely vignettes that immediately draw readers into management concepts and theory, while insight from actual Criminal Justice professionals is featured throughout the text.
- Updates throughout the text reflect the latest developments and practices in the field. New and expanded topics include the history of criminal justice administration (added at reviewers' request to provide context to the study of criminal justice administration), public service motivation, "scanning the environment" (a process by which planners and managers proactively identify changes in environmental forces that will constrain agency goals, objectives, operations, and practices), rights of employees, and job design. There's also an expanded definition of leadership.
- Part openers, new to this edition, draw together the themes presented in the chapters and provide a big-picture survey of the book's content.
- A new feature, "Think Like an Administrator," appears in each chapter. The scenario and accompanying questions present a typical work challenge--such as motivating an unmotivated employee or planning for the use of cognitive-behavioral approaches to treating prisoners--and require students to apply concepts presented in the chapter.
- The book provides students with an overview of the criminal justice system, an approachable discussion of theory, and insight into how management issues touch each area, helping them gain a firm foundation of knowledge about the management role. Its focus on the practical "hows" and "whys" of management techniques equips students with skills to effectively deal with the real-world issues they will face on the job.
- Each chapter begins with a vignette based on a high-profile case or recent issue in the news, helping students easily make the connection between theory and real-world application.
- Work Perspective features bring chapter content to life with the viewpoints of those who work or have worked in the criminal justice system as administrators.
- Numerous case studies, case study questions, and discussion questions make the book thought provoking, relevant, and applicable to real-world situations. New case study topics in this edition include dealing with computer crimes (Ch. 3) and creating intelligence systems in corrections (Ch. 4).
- To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding quiz/test items in the accompanying Test Bank and Companion Website.
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.
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.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Online PowerPoint® Slides
Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text and feature some additional examples and real world cases for application and discussion. Available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website, the presentations and can also be obtained by e-mail upon request.