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Assessing the Organizational Culture in a Jail Setting

NCJ Number
240612
Journal
Prison Journal Volume: 3 Issue: 92 Dated: September 2012 Pages: 358-387
Author(s)
Mary K. Stohr; Craig Hemmens; Peter A. Collins; Brian Iannacchione; Marianne Hudson; Hailey Johnson
Date Published
September 2012
Length
30 pages
Annotation
The culture of an organization shapes much that occurs in that environment.
Abstract
The culture of an organization shapes much that occurs in that environment. Leaders who are oblivious of their organizational culture are less likely to succeed. Organization members who do not understand the culture may be vulnerable to its more negative influences. Assessing the key attributes of an organizational culture in an agency is a tricky but important enterprise. In this research, the authors pre-tested an instrument that could be used, in tandem with others, to assess the organizational culture of a criminal justice agency's (in this case a jail). The authors focused on the perceptions of the 'lower level' workers in this organization. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.