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Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process

Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process

By: Dean J. Champion (author)Paperback

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For Administration of Justice, Justice Administration, and Organization of Justice Systems courses for upper division criminal justice undergraduates who have had a first course in criminal justice. Great length for quarter or semester courses.This comprehensive and up-to-date book examines all aspects of the criminal justice system from an organizational perspective. Key theoretical approaches and concepts are explained together with key terms and organizational principles, models, and typologies. The text also analyzes organizational effectiveness and covers police, court, and corrections organizations in depth to fully illustrate the operations of these justice systems.

About Author

Dean John Champion is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas A & M International University, Laredo, Texas. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University in North Dakota. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law. Dr. Champion has written and/or edited 30 texts and maintains memberships in 11 professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is former editor of the ACJS/Anderson series on Issues in Crime and Justice (1993-1996) and the Journal of Crime and Justice (1995-1998). He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He was the Visiting Scholar for the National Center for juvenile justice in 1992 and is president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. Among his published books for Prentice Hall are Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970,1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology (1993, 2000); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (1992, 1998, 2001); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective (1990, 1998, 2001); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (1990, 1996, 1999, 2002); and Policing in the Community (with George Rush) (1996). Dr. Champions's primary research interests relate to attorney use in juvenile justice proceedings and plea bargaining.


1. Criminal Justice Organizations and the Administration of Justice. 2. Organizations as Closed and Rational Systems. 3. Organizations as Open and Nonrational Systems. 4. Organizational Variables and Measuring Organizational Efectiveness. 5. Interpersonal and Individual Variables. 6. Leadership in Organizations. 7. Formal and Informal Communcation Networks in Organizations. 8. Motivation, Satisfaction, and Morale of Employees. 9. Police and Sheriff's Departments. 10. Court Organization and Administration. 11. Jail and Prison Organization and Administration. 12. Community Corrections Organizations. 13. Juvenile Justice Organizations and Their Administration. 14. Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness. Glossary. Bibliography.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780130842343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 415
  • ID: 9780130842343
  • weight: 848
  • ISBN10: 0130842346

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