Effective Police SupervisionBy
- Harry More, Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University
- Larry Miller, East Tennessee State University
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 the 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.
NEW THIS EDITION
This revised and updated edition has a new chapter Homeland Security and Terrorism -- A Changing Role. New material has been added throughout the textbook on the following topics: characteristics of an effective coach, mentoring, work values, unions, dealing with change, supervisory styles, empowerment, SARA, identifying stakeholders, dealing with Limited English Proficient individuals, intercultural communication, and equity theory. The case studies and references have been throgoughly updated and expanded.
Students and professionals in the criminal justice field. Law enforcement and promotional exam agencies, and officers studying for promotional exams.
Paperback, 612 Pages
Published: December 2010
Imprint: Anderson Publishing
1. Supervision - The Management Task
2. Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving - Improving Neighborhood Quality of Life
3. Interpersonal Communications - Striving for Effectiveness4. Motivation - A Prerequisite for Success
5. Leadership - The Integrative Variable6. Team Building - Maximizing the Group Process
7. Change - Coping with Organizational Life8. Performance Appraisal - The Key to Police Personnel Development
9. Training, Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring - Helping Officers Grow and Develop10. Discipline - An Essential Element of Police Supervision
11. Internal Discipline - A System of Accountability12. Supervising the Difficult Employee - Special Considerations
13. Supervising Minorities - Respecting Individual and Cultural Differences14. Tactical Operations - Critical Incident Deployment
15. Labor Relations - Problem Solving through Constructive Conflict16. Homeland Security and Terrorism - A Changing Role