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NCJ Number: 183769 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Organization and Management: Public Policy Challenges, Behavior, and Structure
Author(s): Robert M. Freeman Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 459
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-9897-7
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book explains the evolution of corrections-related public policy as well as corrections organizational behavior and structure over the past 200 years.
Abstract: The book emphasizes management and leadership skills necessary to shape organizational behavior and culture through an ongoing process of environmental design strongly influenced by public policy challenges. It stresses employee empowerment and the need for every correctional manager to attempt to develop strategies designed to actualize employees’ potential. Each of the 15 chapters provides an integration of theory, research, and practice by illustrating theories and critical concepts with examples of current correctional practices: (1) Evolution of Correctional Management; (2) Organizational Strategy, Structure and Design; (3) Organizational Culture of Corrections; (4) Political Environment of Corrections; (5) Fiscal Environment of Corrections; (6) Special Interests Environment of Corrections; (7) Legal Environment of Corrections; (8) Power Relationships in a Correctional Organization; (9) Correctional Management and Leadership; (10) Decision Making and Planning; (11) Communication and Motivation: Shaping Employee Behavior; (12) Professionalization of Correctional Employees: Selection, Training and Evaluation; (13) Social Responsibility and Ethical Behavior; (14) Management of Organizational Change; and (15) Future-Oriented Leadership. The book includes discussion questions, critical analysis questions, learning objectives, and key terms and concepts. Figures, references, tables, cases cited, index
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional organization; Correctional personnel; Correctional personnel attitudes; Correctional planning; Correctional staff management; Corrections decisionmaking; Corrections management; Corrections training evaluation; Privatization in corrections
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