Police Administration

Police Administration

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ISBN-13: 9780870847943
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 530

About the Author

Gary W. Cordner is Professor Emeritus at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Kentucky University. He serves as Chief Research Advisor for the National Institute of Justice and Senior Police Advisor for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), both part of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was a Commissioner of CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) for nine years and has been associated with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing since its inception. Earlier in his career he was a police officer and police chief in Maryland.

Cordner joined the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University after teaching for 21 years at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), including five years as Dean of the College of Justice & Safety. At EKU he also founded and directed the Regional Community Policing Institute and the International Justice & Safety Institute. Before joining the faculty at EKU, he taught at Washington State University and the University of Baltimore. He maintains the Modern Policing blog at https://gcordner.wordpress.com/, which comments on news and developments in the policing world.

Cordner is a past member of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council, and the Lexington/Fayette County Civil Service Commission; founding editor of Police Quarterly and past editor of the American Journal of Police; and past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). He is the recipient of the Academy Fellow Award, the Bruce Smith Sr. Award, and the Outstanding Paper Award from ACJS, in addition to the O.W. Wilson Award from the Police Section of ACJS, the Outstanding Educator Award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and outstanding alumnus awards from Northeastern University and Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; About the Author; Preface; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; Modern Policing Blog; PART I. Basic Considerations; 1. Introduction to Police Administration; 2. The Nature of Police Work; 3. Police Goals and Systems; 4. Police Organizational Tasks; PART II. The Traditional Perspective; 5. Principles and Policies in the Police Organization; 6. Functions of Police Management; 7. The Police Executive; PART III. The Human Perspective; 8. Individuals and Groups in the Police Organization; 9. Developing the Police Organization; 10. Leadership in the Police Organization; PART IV. The Strategic Management Perspective; 11. Information in the Police Organization; 12. Evaluating Police Performance; 13. Police Strategies and Tactics; 14. Police and Homeland Security; 15. Contemporary Issues in Police Administration; CASE STUDIES; Alphabetical Listing of Suggested Reading; Index

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