The Business of Criminal Justice: A Guide for Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Daniel Adrian Doss, Chengqi Guo, Joo Young Lee

CRC Press
Published December 19, 2011
Textbook - 268 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439866054 - CAT# K12942

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Regardless of the type, size, or mission of a criminal justice or law enforcement organization, optimum decision making can be achieved by examining activities and functions from the perspective of traditional business administration. Using profit and nonprofit business models, The Business of Criminal Justice: A Guide for Theory and Practice integrates the two philosophies of traditional management and finance and service-oriented benefit and demonstrates how success in these organizations is dependent on using the proper business model.

Topics discussed in this forward-thinking volume include:

  • The basic characteristics of qualitative and quantitative human decisions that affect law enforcement organizations
  • Management theory and the concepts of controlling, coordinating, leading, organizing, and planning
  • Strategic management and long-term decisions that affect law enforcement and justice-related entities for five or more years
  • Quality management and operations management of law enforcement entities
  • The influences of economics on the administration of law enforcement entities
  • Various aspects of mathematical modeling that influence human decision making to fulfill a stated objective
  • Models that support the expending of funds to benefit the organization and its stakeholders while rendering public service
  • Building relationships between the law enforcement entity and society through marketing, branding, and advertising

Demonstrating how the concepts of business administration influence law enforcement and government organizations, this volume is a critical decision-making tool for law enforcement and criminal justice entities ranging from small-town sheriff’s offices to large federal enterprises.


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