Higher Education

Paradoxes of Leadership in Police Management, 1st Edition

  • Douglas Perez State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, New York
  • Michael Barkhurst Athens County Correctional Facility, Athens, Georgia
  • ISBN-10: 1435488075  |  ISBN-13: 9781435488076
  • 387 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.75
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About

Overview

PARADOXES OF LEADERSHIP IN POLICE MANAGEMENT helps current police leaders, and would-be leaders, as they strive to effectively direct a group of unique and powerful individuals: police officers.. The work day of a police officer is replete with paradox, making the job of leading police difficult and potentially frustrating. This book provides real life examples based on a theoretical framework. PARADOXES OF LEADERSHIP IN POLICE MANAGEMENT discusses the police officer's experience including the multiple, conflicting, and sometimes vague nature of police functions and goals; the creation of mission statements; organizational structures; teaching communication skills to young officers; coaching and mentoring police officers; and the complicated job of assessing the job done by law enforcement. The book also deals with the development of police ethics, comparative accountability mechanisms, and alternative modes of discipline, expanding these discussions into a three-tiered view of police leadership (the roles of sergeant, middle manager, and chief). The book concludes with a practical, realistic list of ideas and ideals that can be used for taking action. Each chapter concludes with example scenarios, discussion questions, and additional reading suggestions.

Features and Benefits

  • Contains clear and specific discussion of organization theory as it applies to the paradox-ridden role of being a police leader.
  • Contains realistic examples from the true-to-life world of leadership in police work.
  • Includes discussion and analysis of cutting-edge, creative ideas about police assessment and accountability.
  • Encourages reflection with discussion questions, example scenarios and additional reading suggestions at the end of each chapter.
  • Includes cumulative lists of concepts and rules of thumb to apply in practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
Part I: ORGANIZATION.
2. The Paradoxes of Police Work.
3. Cleaving to the Mission.
4. Structure.
Part II: OPERATING PRINCIPLES.
5. Teaching Communication.
6. Motivation – Coaching and Closing Gaps.
7. Assessment.
Part III: OFFICER BEHAVIOR.
8. Ethics.
9. Accountability.
10. Discipline.
Part IV: THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP.
11. The Three Tiers of Leadership.
12. Bringing it All Together.

Supplements

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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.

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Douglas Perez

Douglas Perez is a former police officer and corrections guard who has a Doctorate Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Perez has done research at a dozen police departments over the course of the past twenty years, and is widely published in the field of police work. He teaches Sociology and Criminal Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh.

Michael Barkhurst

Mike Barkhurst is an experienced law enforcement, detention, and prison professional who has extensive experience as a manager of special needs inmate populations, especially dealing with the severely mentally ill. He is currently a Deputy Warden of Security with Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institution in Athens, Georgia.