Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail: Mapping the Organizational Fault Lines in Policing

3.7 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781594609114: Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail: Mapping the Organizational Fault Lines in Policing
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail dissects headline cases to examine how things go wrong in criminal justice agencies. New second edition cases include the deadly police assault on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina; the deaths of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin; and Bernard Kerik's fall from 9/11 hero to federal prisoner. Highlight cases that remain from the first edition include the Jon Benet Ramsey murder investigation and the conflagrations that ended the sieges in Waco and at the MOVE house in Philadelphia. These human tragedies and organizational debacles serve as starting points for exploring how common structural and cultural fault lines in police organizations set the stage for major failures.
The author provides a framework for sorting through these cases to help readers recognize the distinct roles of operational mechanics, organizational structures, rank and file culture and executive hubris in making criminal justice agencies vulnerable to failure. The book examines how dysfunctions such as institutional racism, sexual harassment, systems abuse and renegade enforcement become established and then readily blossom into major scandals.
Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail also shows how managers and oversight officials can spot malignant individuals, identify perverse incentives, neutralize deviant cultures and recognize when reigning managerial philosophies or governing policies are producing diminishing or negative returns.
This book is jargon-free and communicates plainly with students and criminal justice professionals. This is a highly-teachable book that also provides pragmatic long-term guidance for how to deal with crises, prevent their recurrence and restore organizational legitimacy. This book is an excellent centerpiece for any class on police organization and management, criminal justice policy, or police-community relations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Patrick O'Hara is a Professor in the Master of Public Administration Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Patrick O'Hara
Published by Brand: Carolina Academic Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 159460911X ISBN 13: 9781594609114
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brand: Carolina Academic Press, 2012. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 159460911X_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Patrick O'Hara
Published by Carolina Academic Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 159460911X ISBN 13: 9781594609114
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Carolina Academic Press, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M159460911X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Patrick O'Hara
Published by Carolina Academic Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 159460911X ISBN 13: 9781594609114
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Carolina Academic Press, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX159460911X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

O'Hara, Patrick
Published by Carolina Academic Pr (2012)
ISBN 10: 159460911X ISBN 13: 9781594609114
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Carolina Academic Pr, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 283 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 159460911X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds