Change and Innovation Processes in Criminal Justice Organizations

Change and Innovation Processes in Criminal Justice Organizations

Criminal justice organizations deal with the delivery of justice to criminal offenders. All changes are instituted by various agencies working together, and they revolve around promoting increased peace and cohesion in society. There is an increase in crimes and the number of people under incarceration. The demographics of these people are changing (Harne, 2017). There should be meaningful changes and innovation in the processes involved in these organizations for streamlining of the various parties and provide significant changes to the community.

The current changes and innovation processes in criminal justice organizations revolve around involving more of technology in the deliberation of justice. The primary goal of the organizations is to increase the effectiveness of how they handle their affairs (Stojkovic, Kalinich, & Klofas, 2014). Biometrics help in the identification and proving of the crimes committed. The use of this critical source of information in justice serving ensures that there is proper evidence while putting criminals behind bars while allowing for the exoneration of innocent people. Fingerprint identification is instrumental in the prisons to monitor the movements of the prisoners and allow for seamless control.

The strategies are increasingly effective since they lead to the efficacy in justice delivery. However, there is a need to increase the infrastructure in place, since this is the main limiting factor in the exploitation of this resource. Change now entails balancing between technology and biometric analysis to ensure that all the parties involved have an easier time. Through these changes, there will be an increase in the efficacy of the handling of affairs in the criminal justice organization. These changes point to the acceptance of mainstream technology to aid in the delivery of justice across various organizations.




Harne, J. (2017). Identifying Technology Needs and Innovations to Advance Corrections. Retrieved March 25, 2019, from

Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D., & Klofas, J. (2014). Change and Innovation. In Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.