Higher Education

Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management, 6th Edition

  • Stan Stojkovic University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • David Kalinich Florida Atlantic University
  • John Klofas Rochester Institute of Technology
  • ISBN-10: 1285459016  |  ISBN-13: 9781285459011
  • 560 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $187.50
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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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts for Understanding Criminal Justice Organizations.
2. Structure of Criminal Justice Organizations.
3. The Criminal Justice System in Its Environment.
4. Problems of Communication.
5. Motivation of Personnel.
6. Job Design.
7. Leadership.
8. Personnel Evaluation and Supervision.
9. Occupational Socialization.
10. Power and Political Behavior.
11. Organizational Conflict.
12. Decision Making.
13. Organizational Effectiveness.
14. Change and Innovation.
15. Research in Criminal Justice Organizations.

What's New

  • 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.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285943074  | ISBN-13: 9781285943077

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  • Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management
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ePack: Printed Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305612280 | ISBN-13:  9781305612280

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  • Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access
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All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285459172 | ISBN-13: 9781285459172)

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.

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

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Student Supplements

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

List Price = $24.00  | CengageBrain Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Stan Stojkovic

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

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 Klofas

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.