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Correctional Leadership : A Cultural Perspective

Correctional Leadership : A Cultural Perspective - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534574291

ISBN13: 978-0534574291
ISBN10: 0534574297
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2003
International: No

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Correctional Leadership : A Cultural Perspective - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534574291

Stan Stojkovic and Mary Ann Farkas

ISBN13: 978-0534574291
ISBN10: 0534574297
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

CORRECTIONAL LEADERSHIP examines how organizational culture is related to effective correctional leadership. It highlights the importance of changing trends in corrections, specifically institutional corrections. The text also illustrates the advantages of viewing the operations of prisons in various ways for successful adaptation to changing political, economic, and social environments of the outside world. This text shows why leadership is a central factor in prison effectiveness.

Benefits:

  • Designed to inform students about the importance of leadership within the correctional context, this text implements a new way of thinking about prison organizations and the role that leadership plays in the development and transmission of organizational culture.
  • This text takes both a conceptual and practical approach. Students are given a better way to conceptualize the organizational culture of corrections and the role of prison leadership. The text also provides strategies for correctional leaders to create a compelling vision, to help re-define responsibilities, and to aid in shifting the perspective of organizational members.
  • Includes case scenarios that encourage students to analyze organizational dynamics, to describe the components and causes of various situations, and to prescribe ways to improve the dynamics. These cases are designed to help engage the students and make the learning process more interactive, as well as develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • In several chapters, correctional leaders describe their experiences to highlight the importance of leadership behavior in the creation of a correctional culture. In addition, the importance of a mission and vision in creating a powerful prison organization is discussed.

Author Bio

Stojkovic, Stan :

Stan Stojkovic joined the faculty at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in the fall of 1983 and is Professor of Criminal Justice and Associate Dean in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of public administration, philosophy, and criminal justice and criminology. His major research interest is in the area of correctional administration. He has also written an introductory text on corrections with Rick Lovell. In addition, he is coordinator of the California Leadership Institute for the California Department of Corrections.

Farkas, Mary Ann :

Mary Ann Farkas is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University. She teaches Corrections; Correctional Management and Policy Analysis; Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice; and Research Methods and Program Evaluation in the Criminology and Law Studies major. Her research interests are sex offender laws, policies and practices, women and crime, and correctional administration. She has recently published THE DILEMMA OF THE SEXUAL OFFENDER with Dr. George Palermo. In addition, she is an instructor in the California Leadership Institute for the California Department of Corrections.

Table of Contents

1. Correctional Leadership and Organizational Culture.
2. Organizational Culture: Theoretical and Organizational Issues.
3. The Organizational Culture of Corrections.
4. Correctional Officers and Their Culture.
5. Correctional Leaders: The Administrator Culture.
6. Creating, Transmitting, and Transforming Correctional Culture.
7. Correctional Leadership: The 21st Century.