Careful planning is important for most organizations. It might be argued that this is especially true of criminal justice organizations because of real or perceived authority these organizations hold over most citizens. In order to become more effective, criminal justice organizations must rely on the cooperation of the people they serve (Hassan, 2013).
Explain your definition of strategic planning. Next, explain why strategic planning is important to criminal justice organizations. Describe knowledge that an organization must have to enable strategic planning. Then, explain the two most important benefits gained from strategic planning.