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


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 planningStrategic management and long-term decisions that affect law enforcement and justice-related entities for five or more yearsQuality management and operations management of law enforcement entitiesThe influences of economics on the administration of law enforcement entitiesVarious aspects of mathematical modeling that influence human decision making to fulfill a stated objectiveModels that support the expending of funds to benefit the organization and its stakeholders while rendering public serviceBuilding relationships between the law enforcement entity and society through marketing, branding, and advertisingDemonstrating 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 268 pages, 55 Equations; 7 Tables, black and white; 25 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
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  • Category: Crime & criminology
  • ISBN: 9781439866054



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