Higher Education

Police Administration, 3rd Edition

  • Larry K. Gaines California State University, San Bernardino
  • John L. Worrall University of Texas at Dallas
  • ISBN-10: 1439056390  |  ISBN-13: 9781439056394
  • 640 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.50
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About

Overview

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 and Benefits

  • 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.

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.

What's New

  • 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. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

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

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $124.00  | CengageBrain Price = $124.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.00

LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305944992 | ISBN-13: 9781305944992)

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.

List Price = $124.00  | CengageBrain Price = $124.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.00

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

This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice—from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, résumés, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing.

List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25

Classroom Activities for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495103829 | ISBN-13: 9780495103820)

Stimulate student engagement with a compilation of the best of the best in criminal justice classroom activities. Novice and seasoned instructors will appreciate this powerful course customization tool containing tried-and-true favorites and exciting new projects drawn from the spectrum of criminal justice subjects, including introduction to criminal justice, criminology, corrections, criminal law, policing, and juvenile justice.

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

Providing students with a basic introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this text contains articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication that will benefit students in their current studies and throughout their careers.

List Price = $43.95  | CengageBrain Price = $43.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.00

Student Supplements

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

Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with POLICE ADMINISTRATION.

List Price = $124.00  | CengageBrain Price = $124.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.00

LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305944992 | ISBN-13: 9781305944992)

POLICE ADMINISTRATION, 3rd edition, will give criminal justice students and professionals the concrete knowledge to ascend through the ranks to become a chief, sheriff or other high ranking law enforcement official. "On the Job" boxes highlight insights by working police administration practitioners. Key issues such as conflict resolution, human resources, budgeting and collective bargaining become clear with the use of sample forms and documents used by police organizations from around the country. Homeland security and terrorism, topics that have recently come to the forefront of police administration, are also covered.

List Price = $124.00  | CengageBrain Price = $124.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.00

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.

List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25

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.

List Price = $43.95  | CengageBrain Price = $43.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal."

John L. Worrall

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999–2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006, was promoted to full professor in 2008, and in 2010 was selected to direct the criminology program, a position he held until 2015. He now directs UTD's executive M.S. program in Justice Administration and Leadership. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement, having recently been ranked one of the most prolific sole and lead authors in the discipline. Courses he regularly teaches (and has authored texts for) include introductory criminal justice, criminal procedure, and crime control policy. Dr. Worrall is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and a number of regional associations. He regularly works with local criminal justice agencies on evaluation projects and continues to serve as editor of the journal Police Quarterly.