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Manager and Leader Difference in a Criminal Justice Organization

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Managers and leaders both serve important roles within any organizational structure. However, the characteristics of managers and leaders will vary. Evaluate the differences between a manager and a leader within a criminal justice organization. Discuss the types of roles that each is best suited to fulfill within a criminal justice agency. Defend whether you believe it is possible for a single individual to serve as both an effective manager and leader at the administrative level of a criminal justice organization.

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Managers and leaders both serve important roles within any organizational structure. However, the characteristics of managers and leaders will vary. Evaluate the differences between a manager and a leader within a criminal justice organization. Discuss the types of roles that each is best suited to fulfill within a criminal justice agency. Defend whether you believe it is possible for a single individual to serve as both an effective manager and leader at the administrative level of a ...

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