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The Business of Criminal Justice

A Guide for Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

By Daniel Adrian Doss, Chengqi Guo, Joo Young Lee

CRC Press

268 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book represents the manifestation of a new presentation of old perspectives within the discipline of criminal justice. It contains practical considerations of rendering such decisions, it is expected to be an appropriate reference among practitioner personnel.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts of Decision Making

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Decisions

Qualitative versus Quantitative Decision Making

Qualitative Method

Quantitative Method

Structured versus Unstructured Decision Making

Levels of Decisions

Risk Management

Controllable Risk versus Uncontrollable Risk

Management and Leadership

Learning Objectives

Concept of Management

Controlling

Coordinating

Organizing

Planning

Leadership

Vision and Direction

Charismatic Leadership

Motivation

Influence

Social Responsibility

Decisions for Social Benefits

Decisions for Organizational Benefits

Strategic Management

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Strategy

Vision/Mission/Goals/Objectives

Contingency Planning

Organizational Distinctiveness

Strategic Planning

Market Considerations

Market Concept

Competition

Market Forces

Market Interaction

Joint Ventures

Strategic Alliances

Partnerships

Basic Concepts of Quality Management

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Defining Quality

Quality Management

Controlling

Coordinating

Leading

Organizing

Planning

Quality Paradigms

Organizational Considerations

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Quality Management Plan

Quantitative and Qualitative Tools of Quality

For-Profit and Nonprofit Concepts

Basic Concepts of Operations Management

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Organizational Processes and Service Design

Process Improvement, Performance Evaluation, and Benchmarking

Performance Evaluation and Best Practices

Benchmarking

For-Profit and Nonprofit Considerations

Economics of Law Enforcement

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, and Mixed Economy

Economic Considerations in Law Enforcement

Market Failure

Law Enforcement as Public Good

Coase Theorem

Demand and Supply in Law Enforcement Market

Equilibrium of Law Enforcement Market

Changes in Demand and Supply of Law Enforcement Market

Monopoly Market for Law Enforcement

Competition in the Law Enforcement Market

Cost Minimization and Economies of Scale

Economic Analysis of Law Enforcement Policies

Chewing Gum Market in Singapore

Elasticity

Supply Policy and Its Effects

Demand Policy and Its Effects

Consequences of Gum Ban Policy

Implications for Markets for Addictive Substances

Game Theory and Terrorism

Game Theory

Prisoners’ Dilemma

Game-Theoretic Approach to Terrorism

Mathematical Concepts

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Significant Application Areas

Inventories

Economic Ordering Quantity Method

Inventory Replenishment

Safety Inventories

Forecasting

Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Considerations

For-Profit and Nonprofit Considerations

Financial Decisions of Law Enforcement

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Types of Financial Decisions for Law Enforcement

Financial Statement Analysis of Law Enforcement Agencies

Three Perspectives of Money

Value of Money in Different Time Horizons

Earlier Value

Later Value

Earlier Value of Annuity

Later Value of Annuity

Perpetuity

Law Enforcement Project Evaluation Techniques

Net Present Value

Profitability Index

Internal Rate of Return

Payback Period Rule

Average Accounting Return

Financial Market and Law Enforcement Agencies

Municipal Bond and Its Price

Budget Allocation of Law Enforcement Agencies

Concepts of Marketing and Advertising

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Marketing and Advertising Concepts

Traditional versus Service Paradigms

The Marketing Process

Service Marketing Decisions

Branding

Evaluation

Integrative Concepts and Project Management

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Integration of Accounting, Budgeting, and Finance

Integration of Life Cycles

Integrating Economics and Decisions

Integration of Project Management

Epilogue: Final Comments Regarding

the Criminal Justice System and

Law Enforcement Organizations

End Note

Appendix A: Additional Essays and Commentaries

Appendix B: Additional Essays and Commentaries

Appendix C: Additional Essays and Commentaries

Index

About the Authors

Author

Daniel Adrian Doss

Livingston, AL, United States of America

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Daniel Adrian Doss, PhD, is an assistant professor with the University of West Alabama. He comes from a background of software engineering and analytical positions in both the defense and commercial industries.

Chengqi Guo, PhD, is an assistant professor of computer information systems at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has years of industrial experience in the areas of business consulting and IS analysis at a large state-owned company in China and Fortune 500 firms in the United States.

Joo Young Lee, PhD, is an associate professor of finance and economics at the University of West Alabama. He has extensive experience as an educator, researcher, and financial manager.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
POL017000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology