Effective Police Supervision

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Overview

Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is a core text used in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice. This popular book combines behavioral theory with case studies that allow the reader to identify and resolve personal and organizational problems. It provides readers with an understanding of group behaviors and organizational dynamics, with a focus on effectiveness as well as proficiency, and on how a supervisor can help to create an effective organization. This book is also a vital tool in the preparation of police officers for promotional exams.

  • Each chapter includes important key terms and opens with a case study to illustrateimportant concepts
  • New material has been added throughout the textbook on police accountability, police involvement with news media, dealing with social media, and avoiding scandals
  • Used nationwide for police promotional exams
  • A study guide including learning objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions is available for purchase (ISBN: 9780323280044)
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A text for current and potential police supervisors, emphasizing the importance of questioning assumptions about individuals and society. Chapters on management; interpersonal communication; motivation; labor relations; supervising minorities; and training incorporate the latest research in behavioral theory, and contain case studies, key concepts, and discussion questions. This second edition contains new chapters on community policing and supervising the difficult employee. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870845888
  • Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company OH
  • Publication date: 5/28/1989
  • Pages: 300

Meet the Author

Harry W. More is a Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University, and a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Western Society of Criminology. He has taught at Washington State University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he started and chaired the Criminology program; and San Jose State University, where he chaired the Department of Administration of Justice and created the Bureau of Administration of Justice. Outside of the university setting, he has been employed by the U.S. Secret Service, worked in juvenile probation, and taught in-service personnel in management in California, Ohio, and Oregon. Currently the President of the Law Enforcement Consulting Group, More has written numerous articles and authored or edited more than 40 texts.

Larry S. Miller is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He received his Bachelor of Science from ETSU, a Master of Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and his Ph.D. in Health & Safety with collaterals in Forensic Anthropology and Criminology from The University of Tennessee. Miller, who has worked as a police officer, criminal investigator, and crime laboratory director, teaches in the area of law enforcement and is the author of several books on topics including criminal investigation, criminal justice report writing, police photography, and more.

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Table of Contents

1. Supervision — The Management Task

2. Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving— Improving Neighborhood Quality of Life

3. Interpersonal Communications — Striving for Effectiveness

4. Motivation — A Prerequisite for Success

5. Leadership — The Integrative Variable

6. Team Building — Maximizing the Group Process

7. Change — Coping with Organizational Life

8. Performance Appraisal — The Key to Police Personnel Development

9. Training, Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring — Helping Officers Grow and Develop

10. Discipline — An Essential Element of Police Supervision

11. Internal Discipline — A System of Accountability

12. Supervising the Difficult Employee — Special Considerations

13. Supervising Minorities — Respecting Individual and Cultural Differences

14. Tactical Operations — Critical Incident Deployment

15. Labor Relations — Problem Solving through Constructive Conflict

16. Homeland Security and Terrorism — A Changing Role

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