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Criminal Justice Agencies

Management is not central to the concept of an office. In most cases, people link management to a specific office. However, management is a function that does not place the responsibility to a particular office. In the criminal justice sector, there has been a focus on the creation of managers, with a disregard of the importance of leadership. The managers in the criminal justice sector have come out strongly to defend the system and culture to avoid any intrusion. Unlike managers, leaders are risk takers, creative and able to align an organization to the prevailing market conditions. Therefore, they stand a better chance of running the criminal justice system than managers. A limitation among managers is that they tend to follow procedures of work, which limit them from exploring creative methods of solving problems. The paper will put forward an argument and evidence as to why leadership is important in the criminal justice system.