For this unit’s Complete assignment, write a comprehensive scholarly essay ( minimum 1500 words) in which you analyze, explain, and apply these concepts in the context of a criminal justice organizational issue. You must incorporate and cite, using correct APA citation format, at least (4) four different scholarly research sources. In-line citations must be used in the body of your essay, and all research sources must be fully cited at the conclusion of your essay. Correct APA citation formats must be used.
During the last few years public confidence in the criminal justice system has declined significantly. Elected officials and criminal justice leaders have been tasked with initiating a wide variety of reforms and revisions to criminal justice practices, policies and systems. Using this situation as a backdrop select a criminal justice entity of your choice either law enforcement, corrections or courts. Develop a proposed strategy to reform either some part of the organizational structure or a policy. The following elements or concepts should be included in your reform proposal:
• Summarize the rationale or justification for the proposed reform. Provide some basic facts to support the change. Discuss what performance or outcome measures will be used to gauge the success of the reform. • Discuss the concept of organizational frames. Describe any that might be useful for developing this proposed reform. • Describe how the hierarchy of the organization might need to be modified or refocused to achieve the desired outcomes of the reform? • Elaborate on any management or leadership changes to the organization that would be needed to implement the proposed reform? • Explain the open and closed systems theory as it applies to management. Discuss how these systems might affect the success of the proposed reform. • Discuss any complex internal constituencies that might need to be considered to ensure success in the proposed reform.