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Administration of Criminal Justice : Structure, Function, and Process

Administration of Criminal Justice : Structure, Function, and Process - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130842343

Cover of Administration of Criminal Justice : Structure, Function, and Process 03 (ISBN 978-0130842343)
ISBN13: 978-0130842343
ISBN10: 0130842346
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
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Administration of Criminal Justice : Structure, Function, and Process - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130842343

Dean John Champion

ISBN13: 978-0130842343
ISBN10: 0130842346
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Champion, Dean John : Texas A & M International University

Dean John Champion is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas A & M International University, Laredo, Texas. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University in North Dakota. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law.

Dr. Champion has written and/or edited 30 texts and maintains memberships in 11 professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is former editor of the ACJS/Anderson series on Issues in Crime and Justice (1993-1996) and the Journal of Crime and Justice (1995-1998). He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He was the Visiting Scholar for the National Center for juvenile justice in 1992 and is president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.

Among his published books for Prentice Hall are Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970,1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology (1993, 2000); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (1992, 1998, 2001); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective (1990, 1998, 2001); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (1990, 1996, 1999, 2002); and Policing in the Community (with George Rush) (1996).

Dr. Champions's primary research interests relate to attorney use in juvenile justice proceedings and plea bargaining.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Justice Organizations and the Administration of Justice.
2. Organizations as Closed and Rational Systems.
3. Organizations as Open and Nonrational Systems.
4. Organizational Variables and Measuring Organizational Efectiveness.
5. Interpersonal and Individual Variables.
6. Leadership in Organizations.
7. Formal and Informal Communcation Networks in Organizations.
8. Motivation, Satisfaction, and Morale of Employees.
9. Police and Sheriff's Departments.
10. Court Organization and Administration.
11. Jail and Prison Organization and Administration.
12. Community Corrections Organizations.
13. Juvenile Justice Organizations and Their Administration.
14. Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness.
Glossary.
Bibliography.

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