Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections Management, 8th edition

  • Ken J. Peak

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ISBN-13:  9780133767674


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For courses in criminal justice administration


Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections Management is a comprehensive and contemporary text that examines relevant facets of, and current topics relating to, criminal justice administration. It is written with a unique, real-world flavor and allows readers to apply their knowledge through “Deliberate and Decide” challenges included in every chapter. The logical organization of the text provides readers with a comfortable flow of information, beginning with a basic examination of the study and scope of justice administration and rights of criminal justice employees, followed by a focus on police, courts, and corrections agencies. It concludes with considerations of ethics, special challenges, financial administration, and technologies. Two appendices contain 28 case studies that challenge readers’ knowledge and their application of related materials. The Eighth Edition has been substantially reorganized and includes updated topics in every chapter as well as new case studies.

Table of contents

Brief Contents

PART 1: Justice Administration: An Introduction

1. The Study and Scope of Justice Administration

2. Organization and Administration: Principles and Practices

3. Rights of Criminal Justice Employees

PART 2: The Police

4. Police Organization and Operation

5. Police Personnel Roles and Functions

6. Police Issues and Practices

PART 3: The Courts

7. Court Organization and Operation

8. Court Personnel Roles and Functions

9. Court Issues and Practices

PART 4: Corrections

10. Corrections Organization and Operation

11. Corrections Personnel Roles and Functions

12. Corrections Issues and Practices

PART 5: Issues Spanning the Justice System: Administrative Challenges and Practices

13. Ethical Considerations

14. Special Challenges: Labor Relations, Liability, and Discipline

15. Financial Administration

16. Technologies and Tools: In an Era of Big Data and “the Cloud”

Appendix I: Case Studies (28 each) of Criminal Justice

Appendix II: Writings of Confucius, Machiavelli, and Lao-Tzu



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