- Gary Cordner, Department of Criminal Justice, Kutztown University, PA, USA
Police Administration provides a thorough overview of what police supervisors and administrators need to know. The text examines police administration from four distinct perspectives: a systems perspective (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 promising approaches to increasing police agency effectiveness).
In addition to detailed coverage of management functions and organizational principles, emphasis is given to diversity principles and 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, 566 Pages
Published: March 2013
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