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You are the administrator of the county probation/parole department and it's the time of the year when you need to evaluate the officers. There are two officers of special concern. The first one is a veteran who has been following all the procedures and protocols. However, he has not been showing good results; a high percentage of the probationers he supervises have violated their probation and they have been incarcerated. The second officer is a new recruit, and is due for his 90-day review. He has not followed proper procedures; however, he has shown good results.
•How would you, as administrator, handle the evaluations of these employees? Which is more important-getting results or following procedures?
•For probation and parole officers, what specific characteristics of the job are motivational factors and why?
•What aspects of the position may lead to burnout? What can managers do to minimize the impact of factors that can contribute to job dissatisfaction and burnout?
•How does the subject of motivation and morale relate to supervision and evaluation? Are these concepts connected in any way?

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•How would you, as administrator, handle the evaluations of these employees? Which is more important-getting results or following procedures?

The evaluations of these employees would be handled very differently for one reason, which is the fact that in a police department, parole office, or any other position that a person has the autonomy and authority to deprive someone of their freedom, should ensure that the people in these positions follow procedures. Therefore, results are not important if the person obtaining the results has not followed procedure, as this could result in justification to engage in any unethical behavior that is required to achieve results. Therefore, for the senior official will need to be evaluated in regard to his motivation to determine if he is still motivated to provide those on probation the best opportunity to be reformed as motivation is imperative for this career. The facts are that an overwhelmingly large number of those on probation or parole recidivate, which can cause ...

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Criminal justice administration is examined.

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