Criminal Justice Essay

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Criminal Justice

This paper will describe my understanding of the text and of the lectures provided in the class. Unlike most classes, where I understood only my view of the text, this class was geared so each student would understand each other’s view. 3 An organization is a collective that has some boundary and internal structure that engages in activities related to some complex set of goals. Members of organizations attempt to meet their psychological, ego and emotional needs within the organization. Criminal justice organizations are particularly unique compared to other public or private sector organizations because of the governmental granted authority. Management within these organizations can be defined as the process by
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But some models are different, such as centralized and decentralized. In the centralized hierarchy of organizations, the decisions or personnel actions, planning, formulation of policies and procedures, adjudication of conflicts and other significant issues are made from the top. In decentralized organizations, the decision on these major issues is routinely made throughout the organization. Whether an organization is centralized or decentralized mostly depends on the type of agency and the beliefs of the top managers. This decision depends on the expertise of all the managers and the staff personnel. 5 Mission statements, if properly understood and accepted by organized personnel, is the framework by which an organization will operate. A mission statement can be defined as a statement or description of an organization’s common purpose and continuing purpose for existing responsibility of it’s client or constituents, at least by implicating it’s ideology, values and operation’s principals. An example of a mission statement by a business may be: (1) Quality comes first (2) Customers are the focus of everything we do. (3) Continuous improvement is essential to everything we do. (4) Employee involvement is our way of life. (5) Dealers and suppliers are our partners. (6) Integrity is never compromised. An example of a criminal justice organization may be: “ The mission of the department is to safely incarcerate convicted felons; to keep inmates secure, safe from physical

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