Week 1 Discussion
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week on the basis of the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
Criminal justice organizations do not operate in isolation. The system is comprised of many interdependent organizations. While a manager or leader may have authority in only one specific agency, he or she must be aware of the many ways that the agency is connected to others in the system.
Assume that you are a manager of a county-wide criminal justice organization, such as a courthouse, probation office, or other organization of your choice.
Identify the other agencies within the system that your organization would interact with as part of its regular operation.
Identify organizations outside the criminal justice system that your agency must interact with.
Can management in one agency impact the performance in other agencies within the system? How?
How should leaders address the issues of competition and lack of cooperation between agencies? For example, consider a courthouse scheduling clerk who builds dockets without consideration for the transportation difficulties faced by the local jail.