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Minnesota Justice System Improvement Study Data Source Book, December 31, 1980

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33 pages
The fourth volume in a series produced by Minnesota's Justice System Improvement Study (JSIS), this report presents the questionnaire data collected from managers of 12 criminal justice agencies in the State's executive branch on their administrative service and support functions.
The JSIS attempted to provide State decisionmakers with an organizational analysis of the following criminal justice agencies: Attorney General, Board of Pardons, Department of Corrections, Corrections Board, County Attorneys Council, Crime Control Planning Board, Crime Victims Reparations Board, Ombudsman for Corrections, Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, Department of Public Safety, Sentencing Guidelines Commission, and State Public Defender. To determine if these units had any organizational problems similar to those often found in State criminal justice agencies, the JSIS focused on service and support responsibilities -- research, evaluation, planning, policy, budgeting, personnel, training, auditing, accounting, grants administration, public information, and management analysis. During the summer and fall of 1980, questionnaire data on 866 activities were collected from agency managers. Activities were examined from seven organizational perspectives: impact and utilization, resource interdependency, responsibility control, authority control, priority, congruence, and appropriateness. The costs of services and supports were also analyzed. The questionnaire data in this report are described in numerical codes. A guide to deciphering these numbers and symbols is provided, along with several examples. See NCJ 79720 for the JSIS Executive Summary Report.