Introduction to criminal justice management
Karinna A. Muckey-Quizado
August 21, 2011
Management, administration, and organization are roles with multiple intertwining definitions. These entities can achieve and succeed goals by utilizing similar functions that causes individuals to mistake one for the other. These may include but are not limited to organizing, conducting, implementing, tasking, controlling and exercising authority over agencies or activities needed to accomplish the mission.
In order to represent how these roles are correctly synonymous and how they are wrong I will utilize the Marine Corps structure and my sixteen and half years of experience to differentiate between the three roles. Since these can be seen at all levels I will utilize a smaller component my unit, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121 VMFA (AW)-121; which is an aviation squadron that will represent “management” in my example. The “administration” section is represented by our S-1 section and for this scenario the headquarters sections will be representing the “organization”.
When the squadron is tasked from higher with a mission the representation is similar when it is received via the S-1 and disseminated for completion to the headquarters sections. However, it is up to all the managers and their supporting staff to accomplish each portion of their task. This is when it is wrong; the overall mission has not changed. Due to the fact that there are three distinct levels of leadership in the squadron not everyone will accomplish the same task. While each task is co-dependent of the other in order to be successful and accomplish the mission at hand there has to a structured plan and established leadership that will ensure that communication is open to achieve the mission.
Each unit or company has the greatest chance of being successful when all employees work together to achieve the same common organizational goals....