Organizational socialization in a criminal justice segment like the law enforcement has varied levels of interactions and resultant effects towards a new member at entry level. According to Kramer (2010), different ways of socialization directed towards the new member takes accounts of views and enabling roles especially with the significant impact, it has. Three individuals who can affect the organizational socialization aspect of a new police officer in the law enforcement segment are a co-worker, the head of the police unit in the agency and the overall leader of the agency. The three individuals have similarities and differences on the level of socialization as well as the significant impact to the new member. All the three members affect the formal versus informal interaction with the new member, since it is in a working environment. They are all interested in fostering the formal expectation, roles, duties, and trust with the new member.
main differences associated in the three influencers are level socialization
and variable derivatives. In the level category, the co-worker of a
law-enforcer is interested in attaining a random socialization in terms of the
workload and outlook of the agency. The head of the police unit would maintain
the variable socialization especially in presenting the agency’s mandate
through the nee member. The head of the agency is concerned with sequential
socialization and understanding between the new member and the agency. The
three influencers are important in their respective roles since the new member
will base interactions, uptake of roles and importance according to the three
levels. They include leadership, management, and equal level through the agency
head, police head, and co-worker respectively. In turn, organizational culture
can be achieved, working environment and relationship with decision-makers.
Kramer, M. W. (2010). Organizational socialization: Joining and leaving organizations. Cambridge, UK: Polity.