Political concerns are a fact of life that criminal justice vmust deal with. For this sample question examine a Sheriff’s Department in order to apply the concepts from the course.
Your report should cover these points:
• Define agency politics.
• Explain how political concerns influence the operation of criminal justice organizations.
• Identify and describe at least one political influence within and one outside the agency.
• Is it possible to completely eliminate political concerns when making decisions regarding criminal justice organizations? Explain how, why, or why not with the help of an example.
• Develop at least two methods for minimizing the impact of political influences.