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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.

Larry K. Gaines, California State University, San Bernardino

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement.

John L. Worrall, University of Texas at Dallas

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he holds a B.A. (psychology/law and justice) from Central Washington University. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) are from Washington State University. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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