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WSU: Crm J 390 Test #1

Terms in this set (42)

Staff: their personal demographics, beliefs and values, and background.

Accused/ clients/ offenders/ inmates: their personal demographics, beliefs and values, background, and history.

Type of agency or institution mission: as that continues to be shaped and viewed by policymakers, managers, staff, and citizens.

Engineering and architecture: the physical environment influences all aspects of the organization and, some may argue, is a manifestation of organization itself.

Community and/ or state or federal political culture: as that determines practices, use
of, sentences meted out, and resources given to, the organization.

Economic status of the community or state: as this determines staff hired, numbers of cases processed, what facilities can be built, how they are maintained, pay and training for staff and programs for offenders/ inmates, and programming available in the facilities and the community.

Law: as that directs policing; court consideration of evidence, due process, and sentencing; supervision of clients/ inmates; access to courts; and treatment of, and for, accused, clients, offenders, and inmates.

Technology: as that shapes investigations and detection of crime, behavior and accountability of staff, options for sentencing, and the supervisory capacity of staff.

Weather: as that determines when crime waxes and wanes, how agencies can respond to community crises, how correctional facilities are built and operated, and how offenders are supervised in the community.

Politics: the processes involved in decision making about organizations and within various organizations, whether they are private or public, formal or informal.