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Police Administration

ISBN-10: 1422463249
ISBN-13: 9781422463246
Edition: 7th 2010 (Revised)
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Description: This text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

This text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and prevailing and promising approaches to increasing effectiveness of police agencies).Coverage of management functions and organizational principles is streamlined while providing a stronger emphasis on diversity principles and on developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary issues, including community engagement, collaboration, globalization, racial profiling, mass media, cyber crime, terrorism and homeland security. Chapters enhanced with learning objectives, discussion questions, and boxes including information such as the Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies. Case studies with discussion questions provide opportunities for the reader to review real-world situations.

Basic Considerations
Introduction to Police Administration
The Nature of Police Work
Police Goals and Systems
Police Organizational Tasks
The Traditional Perspective
Principles and Policies in the Police Organization
Functions of Police Management
The Police Executive
The Human Perspective
Individuals and Groups in the Police Organization
Developing the Police Organization
Leadership in the Police Organization
The Strategic Management Perspective
Information in the Police Organization
Evaluating Police Performance
Police Strategies and Tactics
Police and Homeland Security
Contemporary Issues in Police Administration

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