Organizational culture in criminal justice is a powerful force that impacts the behavior of all the officers (Banks, 2018). This culture is a consequence of the rituals, values, and customs of the criminal justice organization and how the officers interact with each other as well as those outside the organization (Banks, 2018). It is, therefore, essential to know that organizational culture in the criminal helps to shape the behavior of its officers and influence the interaction that happens between the officers and people outside the organization (Banks, 2018). The criminal justice must behave differently from other members of the public, and they must not be influenced by the elements that happen outside the organization because it is their responsibility to serve all people regardless economic, social and political affiliations.
The criminal justice organization is managed differently from corporate organizations (Banks, 2018). For instance, those wishing to join the criminal justice system pass through a careful selection and recruitment process supported by a strong emphasis on academy training and strict accountability (Banks, 2018). The criminal organizations are managed based on strong policies and principles of professionalism and integrity as compared to a corporate system where more emphasis placed on profit generation. And even after graduation from the training process, the officers are still exposed to regular training lessons and stand up inspection processes.
The organizational culture of the criminal justice that puts a strong emphasis on professionalism and integrity through the strenuous academy training process affect the performance of the officers in the right way (Banks, 2018). For instance, the officers work in complete trust and pursuit of integrity, excellence, and integrity in their minds.
The criminal justice culture is already doing well to shape up the behavior of the officers (Banks, 2018). However, I would recommend the organization to put more emphasis on the flexible work schedule to allow the officers to spend more time with their families. Many officers spend more time at work hence disregarding family issues, and it contributes to stress and depression among officers in the criminal justice system.
Banks, C. (2018). Criminal justice ethics: Theory and practice. Sage Publications.