Misalignment in the criminal justice system

Misalignment in the criminal justice system

It is important to know that a manager can quickly identify an organizational structure not correctly aligned with its strategy in the criminal justice system (Lacy & Search Group, 2017). For instance, if a manager is working on projects such as containing crime that doesn’t seem to move in the right pace, then the manager must realize that there is something wrong with the alignment of the organization’s structure. Remember if the organization is not aligned correctly according to the intended goals of the organization then any meaningful developments gets hard to come by especially in the criminal justice which is sensitive to the safety of people. This paper, therefore, discusses symptoms that enable the manager to realize that the organization is not aligned correctly

Slower decision-making process takes too long

The decision-making process takes too long then the manager should know that something is not working right within the structure of the organization (Lacy & Search Group, 2017). Slow decision-making process inhibits the ability of the criminal and justice system to realize its objectives. My recommendation for this type of misalignment is that the manager should create a meeting with all the departments to identify where the challenge is emanating. The restructuring and reorganization of the organization are essential.

Confusion and constant rumors spreading

The absent of proper alignment in the criminal and justice organization leads to the spreading of rumors (Lacy & Search Group, 2017). The presence of rumors also leads to more confusion that inhibits the organization from achieving its goals. For instance, people begin to spread gossip as well as opinions that destruct the organization from realizing its goals. It is thus vital for the manager to establish a clear communication structure in an organization to stop rumors from spreading. For instance, there should be public places where all information regarding the organization gets posted for all members to read. It is also essential to eliminate silos that work as separate units while also not sharing their knowledge with other departments in the organization.



Lacy, D., & Search Group. (2017). Analysis of the Criminal Justice System’s Data Architecture. National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Office of Justice Programs.