Police Administration

ISBN-10: 1455731188

ISBN-13: 9781455731183

Edition: 8th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Gary W. Cordner

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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. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Revised and completely up to date with the latest literature from academic police journalsUpdated for changes in police administration and current events
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Book details

List price: $94.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Blog
Acronyms
Online Instructor and Student Resources
Basic Considerations
Introduction to Police Administration
The Development of Police Administration
The Political Era
The Professional Era
The Community Era
The Social Context of Police Administration
The Political Context of Police Administration
The Legal Context of Police Administration
The Challenge of Police Administration in a Democratic Society
Community-Oriented Police Administration
Homeland Security
Ten Guiding Principles
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
The Nature of Police Work
The Evolution of Police Work
Police Discretion
Crime Control, Order Maintenance, or Social Service?
The Core of the Police Role
The Skill of Policing
While on Routine Patrol
Management Implications
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Police Goals and Systems
The Purposes of the Police
The Systems Concept
The Police Organization as a System
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
Police Organizational Tasks
The Operations Subsystem
The Administration Subsystem
The Auxiliary Services Subsystem
Interdependence of Subsystem Tasks
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
The Traditional Perspective
Principles and Policies in the Police Organization
Authority, Responsibility, and Accountability
Delegation of Authority
The Authority-Level Principle
Key Organizational Principles
Written Guidelines
Formulation of Organizational Guidelines
Discipline l37
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
Functions of Police Management
Management Functions by Level in the Organization
System Building
Planning
Organizing
Staffing
Directing
Controlling
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
The Police Executive
Characteristics of Police Executives
The Two Basic Roles of the Police Executive
The Internal Role
The External Role
Police Executive Styles
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
The Human Perspective
Individuals and Groups in the Police Organization
Individuals in Organizations
Groups in Organizations
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
Developing the Police Organization
Motivation
Human Development
Police Organizational Development
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
Leadership in the Police Organization
The Police Leader as a Subsystem
The Functions of Leadership
Sources of Influence
Styles of Leadership
Theories of Leadership
Police Leadership
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
The Strategic Management Perspective
Information in the Police Organization
Organizational Communication
The Importance of Information
Information and Police Decision Making
Police Information Systems
Analysis of Police Information
Implications of Community Policing
Rational Police Decision Making
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
Evaluating Police Performance
The Importance of Evaluating Police Performance
Issues in Police Performance Measurement
Individual Performance Appraisal
Evaluating Programs and Strategies
Evaluating Overall Organizational Performance
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Police Strategies and Tactics
Crime Control Strategies
Community Relations Strategies
Specific Problems and Issues
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
Police and Homeland Security
The Police Role in Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
The Preparedness Cycle
Technology and Training
Information Sharing
Intelligence-Led Policing
Balancing Safety and Liberty
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Contemporary Issues in Police Administration
Four Contemporary Themes
Four Contemporary Issues
Modern Perspectives on Management
Summary
Discussion Questions
Cases
Suggested Reading
Case Studies
Cod Bay
Discussion Questions
Rixton
Discussion Questions
Strategic Planning in Spokane, Washington
Discussion Questions
Gaining Outside Commitment in Lowell, Massachusetts
Discussion Questions
Leading Change in Riverside, California
Discussion Questions
One Week in Heron City
Discussion Questions
Name Index
Subject Index
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