Criminal justice students and practitioners in criminal justice agencies know first-hand the value of effective management; they understand the vital need to develop organizations that meet the expectations of their community mem- bers as well as those of their workers. Employing an innovative, student-friendly approach this fully updated second edition of Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations examines the complex subjects associ- ated with operating justice-centered agencies.
Authors Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins interweave their comprehensive research with humor and personal anecdotes to make the study of criminal justice management accessible—and interesting—to students. Chapter exercises and study questions provide a springboard for lively class discussion, encouraging students to discover relevant applications for these provocative topics. Through its dedicated pedagogy, this text challenges readers to:
Initiate human relations management practices • Develop and maintain strong ethical practices • Provide support for the professional development of staff • Use proactive, collaborative and shared responsibility forms of leadership • Implement evidence-based best practices in agency programming • Build strong bridges within an engaged and informed community •
With an emphasis on putting theory into practice, Criminal Justice Management is an invaluable resource for the development of efficient, dynamic, and resourceful justice-centered agencies. It is perfect reading for criminal justice students, particu- larly those looking to enter a career in the criminal justice sector.
Mary K. Stohr is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Washington State University. She earned her PhD (1990) in political science, with specializations in crim- inal justice and public administration, from Washington State University. Previously she worked at Missouri State, Boise State, and New Mexico State Universities for a total of 23 years. Before academe Stohr worked in an adult male prison in Washington state as a correctional officer (for less than a year) and as a correctional counselor (for about two years). Stohr has published over 80 academic works of one sort or another in the areas of correctional organizations and operation, correctional person- nel, inmate needs and assessment, program evaluation, gender, and victimization.
Peter A. Collins is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Seattle University. He received his PhD in criminal justice from Washington State University in 2011 with specializations in corrections, cost-benefit and evaluation research, and criminal justice organizations. His research interests include criminal rehabilitation, substance abuse issues, community corrections and criminal reentry, the intersection of criminological theory and public policy analysis, criminal justice management and organizations, and criminology within the context of popular culture.
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Criminal Justice Management Theory and practice in justice-centered organizations Second edition
Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins
First edition published 2009 by Oxford University Press, Inc.
Second edition 2014 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN
and by Routledge 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business
© 2014 Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins
The right of Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins to be identified as author of this work has been asserted by them in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.
British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Stohr, Mary K. Criminal justice management : theory and practice in justice centered organizations / Mary K Stohr, Peter A Collins. pages cm
Includes bibliographical references. 1. Criminal justice, Administration of. I. Collins, P. A. (Peter A.) II. Title. HV7419.S746 2014 364–dc23 2013022986
ISBN13: 978-0-415-54050-6 (hbk) ISBN13: 978-0-415-54051-3 (pbk) ISBN13: 978-0-203-10725-6 (ebk)
Typeset in Baskerville by Sunrise Setting Ltd, Paignton, UK
Mary Stohr: To my husband Craig Hemmens and daughter Emily Rose Stohr-Gillmore for all you do and are to me.
Peter Collins: To my wife San
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