Managing Criminal Justice Organizations

Required Textbook: Managing Criminal Justice Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, by Richard R.E. Kania and Richards P. Davis.

You have been asked to interview and rank seven individuals who are interviewing for the Director of Public Safety for the state of Georgia. Your recommendation will rank as the most persuasive and convincing to the Governor. Of all the following personal characteristics and attributes, rank the top six criteria you would use in making your decision/recommendation. Discuss each of top six characteristics ranking them from 1 to 6, with one being the most important and why you ranked them in the order that you did? This is not to suggest that the other characteristics are not important, but in the end, a specific combination and ranking of characteristic will assist you in making your recommendation.

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Personal characteristics and Attributes:









Formal Communication

Political savvy


Professional competence

Years of experience

Diversity of experience

Demonstration of community involvement

Fiscal management experience

Personality and personalization

Good Personal development track record

Good sense of humor

Ability to delegate

Good Communication skills

Demonstrates a strong sense of Self-awareness

Shows a high degree of Gratitude towards fellow

Demonstrates strong Learning agility

A proven record of



Good speaker


Good Listening Skills

Passion & Commitment

Positive attitude

Has a no nonsense attitude towards

Love compromise


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