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Correctional Leadership : A Cultural Perspective - 03 edition

Correctional Leadership : A Cultural Perspective (ISBN10: 0534574297; ISBN13: 9780534574291)
ISBN13: 978-0534574291
ISBN10: 0534574297

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 priso moren effectiveness.


  • 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. less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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