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Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections Management is a comprehensive and contemporary text that examines relevant facets of, and current topics relating to, criminal justice administration. It is written with a unique, real-world flavor and allows readers to apply their knowledge through “Deliberate and Decide” challenges included in every chapter. The logical organization of the text provides readers with a comfortable flow of information, beginning with a basic examination of the study and scope of justice administration and rights of criminal justice employees, followed by a focus on police, courts, and corrections agencies. It concludes with considerations of ethics, special challenges, financial administration, and technologies. Two appendices contain 28 case studies that challenge readers’ knowledge and their application of related materials. The Eighth Edition has been substantially reorganized and includes updated topics in every chapter as well as new case studies.
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Kenneth J. Peak is a full professor and former Chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” by the university’s Honor Society. After serving for several years as a municipal police officer in Kansas, Ken subsequently held positions as a nine-county criminal justice planner for southeast Kansas, Director of a four-state Technical Assistance Institute for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Director of University Police at Pittsburg State University (and, later, as Acting Director of Police Services, University of Nevada, Reno), and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University. He has authored or coauthored 28 textbooks and 2 historical books on bootlegging and temperance. His other recent books include Policing America: Methods, Issues, Challenges, 8th ed.; Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices, 6th ed. (with R. W. Glensor); Police Supervision and Management, 3rd ed. (with L. K. Gaines and R. W. Glensor); and Women in Law Enforcement Careers (with V. B. Lord). He also has published more than 60 monographs, journal articles, and invited chapters on a variety of policing topics. His teaching and research interests include general and community policing, planned change, administration, victimology, and comparative justice systems. Ken has served as chairman of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS); president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators; and Deputy Chair, Academic Review Committee for ACJS. He holds a doctorate from the University of Kansas, and received two gubernatorial appointments to statewide committees while residing in Kansas.
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