For your Assignment (12-15 pages), develop a comprehensive review of the literature as it relates to the latest theories and best practices in top-down criminal justice administration versus community participatory criminal justice models of  administration. Please be sure to carefully address issues that relate to community relations, staff and community diversity, departmental morale and organizational design. Listed below are some guiding questions for your literature review:

  • What role does diversity play in administrative models?
  • How do these models address issues of community relations and the communities’ ability to provide feedback and input?
  • Does the literature support one model over another?

Be sure to draw upon what you have learned and written over your time in this course.  Be sure to review your work and assignments throughout this course for some guidance on different approaches. A good place to start would be to re-read Klienfield, 2017. What are some of the challenges presented in his thesis? What types of management in administration would you suggest help align with the state of police work in the United States as he sees it. Be sure to include the latest research on styles of leadership and administration.

References: Include a minimum of 30 scholarly references

Your Signature Assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards.