Managing Criminal Justice Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition, covers the formal and informal nature of the organizations involved in criminal justice. Kania and Davis provide an introduction to the administration, organization, and management of criminal justice organizations. This management aspect is the key to ensuring the proper running of criminal justice agencies in their efforts to combat crime. The book begins by discussing the eight principles of public management: leading, organizing, deciding, evaluating, staffing, training, allocating, and reporting. It then describes management positions in criminal justice. These include police and law enforcement management; managing the prosecution of criminal suspects; managing bail, bond, and pretrial detention services; managing victim and witness services; managing the judicial system; and managing adult corrections. The remaining chapters cover the pioneers and predecessors of modern public service management theory; leadership in criminal justice; bureaucracies and organizational principles; decision making and planning; performance evaluation, appraisal , and assessment; staffing and personnel issues; training and education for criminal justice; allocation of organizational resources; information management and organizational communications; and future issues in criminal justice management.
This text is suitable for introductory criminal justice management courses, preparing students to work in law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. The companion website offers case studies, test banks, lecture slides, and handouts, exercises and forms for use in class.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Criminal Justice Management
2. Management Positions in Criminal Justice
3. Historical Antecedents
4. Leading in Criminal Justice
5. Organizing Criminal Justice
6. Decision-Making and Planning
7. Evaluating, Appraising, and Assessing Performance
8. Staffing and Personnel Issues
9. Training and Education for Criminal Justice
10. Allocating Key Organizational Resources
11. Reporting for Criminal Justice: Information Management and Organizational Communications
12. Future Issues in Criminal Justice Management
Richard Kania joined Jacksonville State University in 2005. He served as the department head of Criminal Justice for a number of years and has stayed on as a professor. He had been at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 1999, leading their Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Kania served in the Army in Berlin and in Vietnam. He also was a city police officer, and that experience led him to direct his focus to a teaching career in criminal justice.
Richards P. Davis is a Professor and Department Head for Criminal Justice at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He also directs JSU’s Center for Applied Forensics and Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement.