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Police Administration, 3rd Edition

  • Larry K. Gaines
  • John L. Worrall
  • ISBN-10: 1439056390
  • ISBN-13: 9781439056394
  • 640 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

POLICE ADMINISTRATION, 3rd edition, is a comprehensive yet easy to read, up-to-date introduction to police administration for academic courses and for practitioners preparing for a promotional exam. Practical applications and case studies, usually from specific departments, fully support the theoretical concepts. "On the Job" boxes highlight insights by working police administration professionals. Court cases are provided throughout to promote understanding of legal concepts which apply to the various aspects of administration. The book's real-world focus, backed up by theory, allows students to understand key issues such as conflict resolution, human resources, budgeting and collective bargaining. Actual documents, materials and forms that are used in law enforcement organizations across the country supplement the chapters, giving another layer to the training provided by this text. Current topics of terrorism and homeland security concerns, along with accountability and management of stress and fatigue are covered to equip students with a complete understanding of the intricacies of Police Administration.

Features

  • Chapter opening learning objectives convey the key issues in each chapter.

  • Study Questions at the end of each chapter help readers review important chapter topics.

About the Author

Larry K. Gaines

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement.

John L. Worrall

JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE NATURE AND SETTING OF POLICE ADMINISTRATION.
1. Introduction to Police Administration.
2. The Environment of Police Administration.
3. Police Administration and Homeland Security.
Part II: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES.
4. Foundations of Police Organization.
5. Contemporary Organizational Theories and Management Systems.
Part III: PEOPLE IN THE POLICE ORGANIZATION.
6. Police Leadership.
7. People in the Police Organization.
8. Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution.
9. Managing Stress and Fatigue.
10. Police Human Resource Management.
11. Labor Relations.
Part IV: CONTROL PROCESSES IN POLICE MANAGEMENT.
12. Control and Productivity in the Police Setting.
13. Planning Program and Budgeting.
14. Accountability.
15. Change.

New to this edition

  • Decision Point boxes provide short descriptions of problems or situations relating to the chapters, followed by questions that test reader understanding.
  • Chapter 3 is devoted entirely to homeland security and its effects on, and relationship to, police administration.
  • "On the Job" features in every chapter are written by a practicing law enforcement administrator, addressing the specific topics covered.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

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Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 111163968X | ISBN-13: 9781111639686)

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Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion  (ISBN-10: 0495600326 | ISBN-13: 9780495600329)

Do your career goals involve working and advancing in the field of criminal justice? This clear, comprehensive text is the book that will help you achieve those goals. CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, provides all the crucial information you need to identify the right criminal justice profession for you, find an internship, and land that coveted job. The authors guide you in developing your job-search strategies—offering their invaluable expertise on, for example, internship requirements, professional conduct, résumés, interviews, and locating jobs. If you already work in the criminal justice field, but are interested in professional development, job change, and promotional advancement, you will also find this text to be an effective tool in achieving your goals. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as position disqualifiers, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing.

Writing and Communicating for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495000418 | ISBN-13: 9780495000419)

Offering a practical introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this proven text uses articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication to equip you with skills that will serve you well now and throughout your career.