Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behavior / Edition 8

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Overview

This best-selling text presents a vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues police supervisors and administrators must understand in order to succeed. Building on the authors’ decades of collective experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching, Police Administration 8e is recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this topic. Fully updated in this edition, it includes the latest on the evolution of American policing, the organization and the leader, the management of police organizations, and modern organizational issues.

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Fifteen chapters cover varying aspects of the administration of police agencies including the evolution of American policing; politics and administration; organizational theory, design, and communication; leadership; human resource management; stress and police personnel; labor relations; legal aspects of administration; decision making; information systems; financial management; productivity, quality, and evaluation of services; and a look at organizational change and the future. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135121030
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 89,602
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles R. Swanson

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.

Dr. Leonard Territo

Dr. Leonard Territo is presently a Professor of Criminology, at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Florida, he served first as a Major and then as Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) with the Leon County Sheriff's Department, Tallahassee, Florida. As Chief Deputy he was responsible for the daily operation of the Leon County Sheriff's Department which employed approximately two hundred deputies and civilians, and had a budget of four million dollars. He also served for almost nine years with the Tampa Police Department and had assignments as a patrol officer, motorcycle officer, homicide, rape, and robbery detective, internal affairs detective, and member o f the police academy training staff. Dr. Territo is the former chairperson of the Department of Police Administration and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement at St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida.

His academic credentials include an Associate in Arts in Police Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Science, a Master of Arts in Political Science, and a Doctor of Education. He is also a graduate of the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar and the nationally recognized University of Louisville, National Crime Prevention Institute.

Dr. Territo has served as a lecturer throughout the United States and has instructed a wide variety of police subjects to thousands of law enforcement officials.

Robert W. Taylor

Dr. Robert W. Taylor is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Previous to assuming this position, he was Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, and Director of the Office of Research Services at the University of Texas, Tyler, Texas.

For the past twenty years, Dr. Taylor has studied police responses to terrorism, focusing on issues in the Middle East. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, meeting several heads of state in that region. He has acted as a consultant to numerous federal agencies on intelligence analysis and terrorism, Middle Eastern groups, and Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Since September 11, 2001, Dr. Taylor has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice working with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research. He acts as a lead instructor in the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training - SLATT program responsible for training all law enforcement and other related criminal justice professionals (specifically the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces — JTTF and the DEA High Intensity Drug-Trafficking Area Strike Forces — HIDTA on Middle Eastern groups and issues.

In 1984, Dr. Taylor was appointed as a Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Violence at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, wherein he conducted studies involving international and domestic terrorism, public violence and homicide, computerized mapping, and international drug trafficking. He continues to conduct research in these areas and is the recipient of numerous grants (over $10 million in funded projects). His latest work has concentrated in four areas: 1) International terrorism, especially radical Islam, Middle-Eastern groups, and Palestinian-Israeli conflict; 2) Intelligence analysis and decision-making particularly during protracted conflict or crisis situations; 3) Quality improvement through advanced leadership and management practices; and 4) Evaluation of community policing in the United States.

Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Michigan State University (Master of Science-1973) and Portland State University (Doctor of Philosophy-1981).

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PREFACE:

PREFACE

The field of police administration is dynamic and ever changing. Laws are modified, new problems occur, and administrative practices that were once accepted as gospel are challenged, modified, and in some cases, discarded. In this edition, as with the previous four editions, we have tried to provide the most current and useful information to the reader in an effort to help them deal with these dynamic forces and the ever-changing environment of police work.

Collectively the three authors have been police officers, detectives, administrators, and educators for over eighty years. We have studied, practiced, researched, taught, and consulted on police administration and an inevitable by-product of these experiences is the development of certain perspectives. It is these perspectives that form the rationale for this book.

There is much new information in this book the reader will find informative and useful. For example, Chapter Two, Community Policing is a new chapter which focuses on the impact of community policing on police administration. We also discuss the expanded coverage of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS). In Chapter 3, Politics and Police Administration there is an expanded discussion on the issues of police brutality and scandal as well as discussions of militias, right-wing groups in the United States and school violence. In Chapter 8, Human Resource Management we discuss the arguments presented in favor of requiring a college education for police applicants as well as arguments presented by some groups opposing college education for police applicants. Also in this chapter we have added new material onthe Administration of Discipline, Internal Affairs Units, and Retirement Counseling. In Chapter 9, Stress and Police Personnel we have expanded our discussion on police suicide and address in considerable detail the phenomenon known as Suicide by Cop (SbC), Stress and the Female Police Officer and Police Domestic Violence. In Chapter 11, Legal Aspects of Police Administration there is a feature on the now infamous New York City Abner Louima case and its impact along with a discussion of several other high profile cases that have occurred in recent years in New York City. There is also a discussion of a recent Supreme Court decision which limits liability for injuries and deaths associated with high speed police pursuit as well as an update and expanded discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chapter 12, Planning and Decision Making, we have provided updated material on the investigation of the Branch Davidian Seige in Waco, Texas, focusing on the potential coverup and misuse of military personnel during the engagement.

As with all previous editions, we have attempted to provide newspaper clippings, case studies and vignettes from our own experience. These are scattered throughout to illustrate points discussed in the narrative in order to make them more informative and interesting.

Finally, the mention of any product or firm in this book is intended for illustrative purposes only and does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the authors or the publisher.

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Table of Contents

1. Evolution of Police Administration

2. Policing Today

3. Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Terrorism

4. Politics and Police Administration

5. Organizational Theory and the Leader

6. Organizational Design

7. Leadership

8. Planning and Decision Making

9. Human Resource Management

10. Organizational and Interpersonal Communication

11. Labor Relations

12. Financial Management

13. Stress and Police Personnel

14. Legal Aspects of Police Administration

15. Organizational Change

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Preface

PREFACE:

PREFACE

The field of police administration is dynamic and ever changing. Laws are modified, new problems occur, and administrative practices that were once accepted as gospel are challenged, modified, and in some cases, discarded. In this edition, as with the previous four editions, we have tried to provide the most current and useful information to the reader in an effort to help them deal with these dynamic forces and the ever-changing environment of police work.

Collectively the three authors have been police officers, detectives, administrators, and educators for over eighty years. We have studied, practiced, researched, taught, and consulted on police administration and an inevitable by-product of these experiences is the development of certain perspectives. It is these perspectives that form the rationale for this book.

There is much new information in this book the reader will find informative and useful. For example, Chapter Two, Community Policing is a new chapter which focuses on the impact of community policing on police administration. We also discuss the expanded coverage of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS). In Chapter 3, Politics and Police Administration there is an expanded discussion on the issues of police brutality and scandal as well as discussions of militias, right-wing groups in the United States and school violence. In Chapter 8, Human Resource Management we discuss the arguments presented in favor of requiring a college education for police applicants as well as arguments presented by some groups opposing college education for police applicants. Also in this chapter we have added new materialonthe Administration of Discipline, Internal Affairs Units, and Retirement Counseling. In Chapter 9, Stress and Police Personnel we have expanded our discussion on police suicide and address in considerable detail the phenomenon known as Suicide by Cop (SbC), Stress and the Female Police Officer and Police Domestic Violence. In Chapter 11, Legal Aspects of Police Administration there is a feature on the now infamous New York City Abner Louima case and its impact along with a discussion of several other high profile cases that have occurred in recent years in New York City. There is also a discussion of a recent Supreme Court decision which limits liability for injuries and deaths associated with high speed police pursuit as well as an update and expanded discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chapter 12, Planning and Decision Making, we have provided updated material on the investigation of the Branch Davidian Seige in Waco, Texas, focusing on the potential coverup and misuse of military personnel during the engagement.

As with all previous editions, we have attempted to provide newspaper clippings, case studies and vignettes from our own experience. These are scattered throughout to illustrate points discussed in the narrative in order to make them more informative and interesting.

Finally, the mention of any product or firm in this book is intended for illustrative purposes only and does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the authors or the publisher.

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