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Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process

Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process
Author: Dean J. Champion
ISBN 13: 9780130842343
ISBN 10: 130842346
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2002-05-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 415
List Price: $162.80

This comprehensive and up-to-date book examines all aspects of the criminal justice system from an organizational perspective. Key theoretical approaches and concepts are explained together with key terms and organizational principle models and typologies. The book also explains organizational effectiveness and covers police, court, and corrections organizations in depth to fully illustrate the operations of these justice systems.

This volume explains all aspects of organizational theories, models and typologies, organizational variables and measuring effectiveness, supervision and communication systems, motivation, satisfaction, and morale of employees, organization of criminal justice systems, law enforcement, police and sheriff's departments, court organization and administration, jail and prison organizations, community corrections organizations, and juvenile justice organizations and their administration.

For criminal justice, sociology and public administration professionals interested in criminal justice systems.


All aspects of the criminal justice system are examined from an organizational perspective in this text stressing cases based on real events and adaptations of news stories. Themes include criminal justice organizations and the administration of justice, organizational variables, interpersonal and individual variables, leadership in organizations, communication networks in organizations, employee motivation, court organization and administration, juvenile justice organizations, and evaluating organizational effectiveness. Learning features include boxes on real professionals, plus chapter summaries, review questions, and a glossary. Champion is professor of criminal justice at Texas A&M International University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)