Assignment: Research paper
Please research and Answer the following questions. you must right down the number next to the answer.
1. Allen and Sawhney, Chapter 1 case study – Should police officers pursue motorists who violate traffic laws at high speeds? Why or why not? Is the Patowonk County Sheriff’s Department’s policy on high-speed chases thorough enough? If so, why do you think that is the case? If not, what would you add to the policy?
2. Giblin Section 1 – Goldberg (2008) described airport security as “theater,” since it improved the appearance of safety even if it did not necessarily improve actual safety (p. 100). Do you agree with his assessment? Why or why not? Assuming his argument is accurate, is it a worthwhile investment of resources to reduce fear of crime/terrorism even if the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime/terrorism remains unchanged? Explain.
3. Giblin Section 2 – In many organizations supervisors are located where the organization’s work is performed. In criminal justice organizations, however, the work is performed away from and out of view of immediate supervisors. Given that direct supervision of police or probation officers becomes more difficult, is increasing vertical complexity and narrowing the span of control likely to significantly influence the level of supervision? Explain.
4. Giblin Reading 1 – What is role ambiguity, and how is it related to job satisfaction? Is formalization a mechanism for reducing ambiguity? Explain.
5.Giblin Reading 2 – Is there are relationship between the span of control of probation officers and the span of control of probation supervisors? For example, if EBP increases the complexity of the probation officer’s job, must the supervisor’s span of control (oversight of officers) change at the same time? Why or why not?
6.Giblin Reading 3 – Some organizations are characterized by rigid structure, while flexibility describes the drug-trafficking organizations studied by Benson and Decker (2010). Why is flexibility so important among criminal organizations?
Allen, J. M., & Sawhney, R. (2015). Administration and management in criminal justice: A service quality approach (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Giblin, M. J. (2014). Organization and management in the criminal justice system: A text/reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.