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Decision Making Case Study
An analysis of the factors that influence decision making in a case study titled "Rational Sentencing: Whose Rationality?".
# 115426 | 904 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 20, 2009 in Criminology (General)

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This paper looks at the factors that influences decision making in a case study titled "Rational Sentencing: Whose Rationality". The study concerns a probation officer's pre-sentence investigation and sentence recommendation, her supervisor's dislike of her recommendation and his suggestions. The analysis includes the role of political concerns, rational guidelines, cultural aspects of the organizations decision making, and prediction models.

From the Paper:

" Political concerns, external and internal, have a role in decision making. The supervisor exerted the influence of internal politics when he expressed concern for the officer's recommendation and made suggestions that the officer should implement and accept that were more in line with the ideas and practices of the organization. The supervisor told her that the external political factors influencing this recommendation were the press and the "holier-than-thou groups". The officer was informed of a case which occurred a month before she joined the organization which involved a child molester who was placed on probation. A month after his probation he was caught after snatching a child in an area of an elementary school. The public was outraged after the incident was played up in the press."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AZ Central, (2006). Readers react to police rap. Retrieved April 1, 2007, from:
  • Kalinich, D., Klofas, J., and Stojkovic, S. (2003). Criminal Justice Organizations. Wadsworth/Thomson. Retrieved April 1, 2007, from:

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