Discussion Board Responses

Discussion Board Question

What do you believe is the role of power in criminal justice administration?
Is power important to agencies of criminal justice? What kind of power?
Is it critical to have power as a criminal justice manager, and, if so, should this power be internally or externally based?
Finally, describe instances where criminal justice administrators have abused their power, and offer suggestions about how we can control these individuals.

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

Related Resources
Chapter 10 Power Point overview (attached file)
Chapter 10 from the assigned text
Kalinich, D., Klofas, D., & Stojkovic, S. (2012). Criminal justice organizations administration and management. California: Wadsworth.