- Gary Cordner
- Kathryn Scarborough
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.
Students and professionals in the criminal justice field. Also used for law enforcement promotional exams nationwide.
Paperback, 548 Pages
Published: February 2010
Imprint: Anderson Publishing
Part One: Basic Considerations
1. Introduction to Police Administration
2. The Nature of Police Work3. Police Goals and Systems
4. Police Organizational TasksPart Two: The Traditional Perspective
5. Principles and Policies in the Police Organization6. Functions of Police Management
7. The Police ExecutivePart Three: The Human Perspective
8. Individuals and Groups in the Police Organization9. Developing the Police Organization
10. Leadership in the Police OrganizationPart Four: The Strategic Management Perspective
11. Information in the Police Organization12. Evaluating Police Performance
13. Police Strategies and Tactics14. Police and Homeland Security
15. Contemporary Issues in Police Administration