everyday criminal justice life L a w

everyday criminal justice life L a w

Assignment 1 

1. Describe the role of ethics in a criminal justice organization. Why do incidences of corruption occur? How can administrators reduce the number of ethical violations?

2. Describe the content of the role of a probation officer. What are the norms and values associated with this work? Include those that can be regarded as legitimate, as well as those regarded as illegitimate. What are the sources of these norms and values? How do education, training, and the work experience influence them?

3. Describe how a culture of violence in high security prisons is perpetuated by the process of informal socialization. What steps could be taken by administrative personnel to address this issue? Could a training program be implemented? Would inmates be included in the process?

Assignment 2 

Distinguish between power and authority. Do you believe the foundation of criminal justice organizations is power or authority? Why? Give examples in everyday criminal justice life that reflect the differences among these concepts.

Of the types of power described in this chapter, which do you think is the most relevant to a specific agency of the criminal justice system? Are the types of power exhaustive or can you think of others besides the French and Raven typology presented here? Describe the strengths and weaknesses of this typology in criminal justice organizations.

Assignment 3

Choose a conflict situation in one of the components of the criminal justice system and describe its various stages. Identify the stage at which you think the conflict could be managed, and  what is the supervisor’s role in the management process. Moreover, are there conflict situations beyond the control of the immediate supervisor? If so, mention a few, and discuss why they cannot be dealt with effectively by management personnel in that component of the criminal justice system.

Discuss a conflict that you may have had with a family member or friend. Can you see yourself processing through the stages of conflict? What emotions did you experience during the conflict? How was the conflict resolved?