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Criminal Justice Organizations: Budget

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Given the reality of budgetary shortfalls, criminal justice budgets at the federal, state, and local levels of government must make tough decisions about the allocation of resources.

Research and identify ways criminal justice organizations stretch their dollars by allocating budgets differently than they do during times that are more prosperous. Discuss which strategies may risk compromising the ability of criminal justice organizations to fulfill their mission and which actually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

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One way in which criminal justice organizations stretch their dollars by allocating budgets differently than they do during times that they are prosperous, is by reducing the budgetary allocations for staff in many organizations. In tough economic times such as those that we are presently experiencing now, correctional organizations and even police organizations are reducing the manpower that they have at their disposal, as a means by which to work within a more limited budget. Another way that many criminal justice organizations ...

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