Police Administration

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This is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to police administration for courses in police administration and for officers preparing for sergeant's exam. Covering all major administration areas, this balanced treatment of theoretical concepts and practice provides students with an understanding of how and why police agencies are administered and the options or alternatives available to the administrator. Practical applications and case studies, usually from specific departments, support the theoretical concepts. An overview of the political process delineates the relationship between the police and government. Strong coverage of planning activities covers planning, programming, and budgeting. Court cases are provided throughout to promote understanding of legal concepts which apply to the various aspects of administration.

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Larry K. Gaines is currently Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University at San Bernardino. He is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and past executive director of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. He received his doctorate in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. He has published a number of books and papers in police administration, drug policies, and enforcement, and white collar crime. He is currently pursuing research on police personnel issues. Mittie D. Southerland is Professor of Criminal Justice at Murray State University. She earned her MS at Eastern Kentucky University in 1973 and the Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in 1984. She is the past President of the Southern Association of Criminal Justice Educators and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. John E. Angell is Professor emeritus of the Justice Center at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. He earned his MA and Ph.D. at Michigan State University. His major emphasis throughout his career has been on organizational design, theory, and research. Dr. Angell was a member of the Police Community Relations Task Force of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice and the State Law Enforcement Council in Oregon.

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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.

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