Organizational Theory

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Organizational Theory Angele Muhammad February 5, 2014 Assistant Professor Darren Gil Southern University at New Orleans Abstract I will discuss the basis of an organizational theory as it applies to the criminal justice system. I am discussing and giving a clear understanding of the criminal justice system as an organization of a bureaucratic management system with hierarchies and processes of inputs, processes, and outputs within one aspect of the criminal justice system i.e. police, within one city. I will also discuss how New Orleans Police Department was created throughout history and what organizational theory has been implemented. This is a brief history of the New Orleans Police Department and why a bureaucratic…show more content…
After being admitted into the Union, New Orleans created a police force organization that resembled a small army. The main reason for this type of policing was to control the slave populations that outnumbered the white population. Throughout the years the police force evolved and the New Orleans Police Department was created in 1852. This allowed for a consolidation of independent police jurisdiction and was apart of a reform of all city government levels. To create an atmosphere of internal honesty a hierarchy was put in place to hold employees accountable and to crack down on local offenders of the law. This organizational structure added to the control of employees and held the hierarchy accountable. With the control, clear policy and procedures and consistency in organizing rules it helped the police department to fashion a bureaucracy in action. Conclusion The Organizational theory of Bureaucracy management as explained by Webber, creates controls of internal accountability that has levels of supervisory control. This is one aspect that to aid in the processes of inputs and outputs that streamline the process from one criminal justice sector to another. The New Orleans Police Department is an example of bureaucracy as an organizational theory. As the
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