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Police Administration Structures, Processes, and Behavior

ISBN-10: 0131589334

ISBN-13: 9780131589339

Edition: 7th 2008

Authors: Charles R. Swanson, Leonard Territo, Robert W. Taylor

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The best-selling, most comprehensive book available for police administration & management,Police Administration 7/epresents a carefully researched and vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues that law enforcement managers and administrators must understand in order to succeed. Representing the collective experience of the authors decades of experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching,Police Administration 7/eis recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this important topic.nbsp;Chapter topics include the evolution of American policing, community policing, organizational theory, concepts of police organizational design, leadership, organizational and interpersonal communication, human resource management, stress and police personnel, labor relations, legal aspects of police administration, planning and decision-making, financial management, and organizational change and the future.nbsp;For law enforcement managers and administrators.
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Book details

List price: $139.40
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Charles R. "Mike" Swanson received his bachelor and master's degrees in criminology from Florida State University and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Georgia, where he is a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. His primary responsibilities include providing applied research, technical assistance, and training to Georgia units of state and local government. A former patrol officer and detective with the Tampa Police Department, he also served as Senior Police Planner and Acting Deputy Director of the Florida Governor's Law Enforcement Council. Mike has coauthored five books and is the author or coauthor of numerous monographs, articles, and conference papers.

Leonard Territo is Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Previously, he was Chief Deputy of the Leon County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, and Served for nine years in the patrol, traffic, detective, and personnel and training divisions of the Tampa Police Department. He is former Chairperson of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College, where he also directed specialized continuing education programs for police officers through the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles and technical reports, as well as eight books, including Police Adminstration: Structures, Process, and Behavior, and Crime and Justice in America.

The Evolution of American Policing
Historical Development
Policing Today
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Politics and Police Administration
The Organization and the Leader
Organizational Theory
Organizational Design
Leadership
Planning and Decision-Making
The Management of Police Organizations
Organizational Communication
Human Resource Management
Labor Relations
Financial Management
Organizational Issues
Stress and Police Personnel
Legal Aspects of Police Administration
Organizational Change and the Future