Über den Autor
Jennifer M. Allen is a professor and department head of criminal justice at the University of North Georgia. She holds a Master of Science degree in administration and a doctorate in sociology. Prior to entering academia in 2008, she worked with delinquent juveniles and those victimized by abuse and neglect. Dr. Allen has published in the areas of restorative justice, juvenile delinquency and justice, youth programming, and policing administration and ethics. She teaches courses in juvenile justice, criminology, research methods, administration of criminal justice, family violence, corrections, and introduction to criminal justice at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is also a coauthor of Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Sage, 2014, 8th ed.), with Steven Cox, Robert Hanser, and John Conrad.
Chapter 1. Defining Management and Organization
Chapter 2. Open Versus Closed Systems
Chapter 3. Service Quality Approach
Chapter 4. Environmental Influences
Chapter 5. Conflict, Power, and Ethical Issues
Chapter 6. Motivation
Chapter 7. Leadership
Chapter 8. Communication
Chapter 9. Police Administration
Chapter 10. Courts
Chapter 11. Probation and Parole
Chapter 12. Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers
Chapter 13. Security Management
Chapter 14. Measuring Organizational Effectiveness and Service Quality
This book looks at management within this dynamic environment and discusses theories and concepts that promote managing an open, responsive system. The authors interweave criminal justice examples into management approaches using the service quality lens. This approach demonstrates that by understanding and designing customer wants and needs in the service delivery there will be significant improvements in criminal justice effectiveness.
This second edition retains the features that have made Administration and Management in Criminal Justice: A Service Quality Approach successful while adding additional research and information on issues in managing and administrating agencies in criminal justice. Additionally, the court cases that effect policy, procedure, ethics, and liability in criminal justice agencies have been updated.
All chapters include updated career highlight boxes to encourage students to think about the variety of careers in criminal justice. Each chapter ends with a case study, which has been updated in many chapters, and chapter review questions that reflect new or continuing concerns faced by criminal justice managers. All chapters include "In the News" boxes derived from current news and events in criminal justice administration and tables and graphs that relate the material to theory and research.