Chapter 8 : Personal Evaluation And Supervision Essay

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Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D. & Klofas, J. (2015). Criminal justice organizations: Administration and management (6th ed.) (pp. 219-248). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Chapter 8: Personal Evaluation and Supervision The primary objective of criminal justice administrators is to identify the goals of the community and determine the most effective means to obtain these goals (Stojkovic, Kalinich & Klofas, 2015). Therefore, it is important to assess the strategies and methods being implemented within criminal justice organizations in attempt to adequately achieve community goals. Street-level workers play a crucial role in this process and in the administration and management of criminal justice organizations. Thus, the ways in which they are being supervised and evaluated is one of the most persistent issues facing criminal justice organizations today (Stojkovic et. al., 2015). Organizational structure has a profound effect on the supervision and evaluation of employees in criminal justice organizations. Therefore, it is crucial that organizations are creative in how they construct evaluation and supervision methods (Stojkovic et. al., 2015). While the size of the organization influences evaluation and supervision techniques, the budget, conflicting goals, and “the degree to which the organization is centralized or decentralized in its decision-making process”, also hinders employee evaluation and supervision (Stojkovic et. al., 2015, p. 225). The authors introduce the models of…

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