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1st Edition

Handbook of Police Administration

Edited By

James Ruiz


Don Hummer

ISBN 9781574445596
Published September 19, 2007 by Routledge
472 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As figureheads of the most visible segment of criminal justice, today’s police administrators are forced to tackle challenges never faced by their predecessors. Heightened local and global threats, advanced technologies, and increased demands for procedural transparency require new levels of flexibility, innovative thinking, and the ability to foster and maintain relationships within the community. It is more crucial than ever to recruit and retain capable leaders to guide law enforcement agencies at this pivotal time in history.

Covering areas such as leadership in policing, use of force, and understanding how the law shapes police practice, Handbook of Police Administration examines the key topics that must be considered by law enforcement professionals. Recognizing that police leaders need the skills and traits of a politician, accountant, attorney, field lieutenant, and futurist, the authors cover a variety of contemporary issues surrounding police administration and management. Divided into five thematic sections, it considers the legal aspects of overseeing a public sector organization, as well as how research, technology, and training can assist modern police leaders in performing their duties more effectively and efficiently. The book covers problematic issues such as officers accepting gratuities, undercover work, and the time criteria required for promotional consideration. It concludes with a chapter comparing administrative issues in Australia with many of the subjects previously addressed with regard to U.S. protocol.

Using a range of perspective, differing viewpoints, and controversial issues, Handbook of Police Administration provides a springboard to stimulate discussion at the cutting-edge of debate in the dynamic field of policing.

Table of Contents

Psychology for Police Leadership, The Importance and Incorporation of Community Policing Characteristics in MidSize and Large Police Departments: Police Chiefs’ Views, The Role of Citizen Surveys in Responsive Policing, Examining the Role of the Police in Reentry Partnership Initiatives, Dilemmas Confronting Female Police Officer Promotional Candidates: Glass Ceiling, Disenfranchisement, or Satisfaction?, “Difference” in the Police Department: Women, Policing, and “Doing Gender”, The Supreme Court and Police Practices: A Review of Recent Traffic Stop Cases, Protected Expression: Police Employee First Amendment Rights, Americans with Disabilities Act and Law Enforcement: Legal and Policy Implications for Law Enforcement Administrators, Law Enforcement Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: A Selective Review of Case Law, The Importance of Theory to Police Research and Practices, Technology Applications: Tools for Law Enforcement, Understanding the Use and Abuse of Statistics, The Impact of Distance Learning, Professional Courtesies: To Ticket or Not to Ticket, At What Price a “Freebie?” The Real Cost of Police Gratuity Acceptance, Supervising the Undercover Function, Law Enforcement Responses to Ethnic Street Gangs, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: National and International Organized Crime, Physical Fitness in Policing, Retiring the Old Centurion: Life After a Career in Policing—An Exploratory Study, Police-Community Consultation in Australia: Working with a Conundrum, Improving Impact: Evidence-Based Policing or Fostering Community Participation through Action Research and Communities of Practice?, Conflict of Interest and Police: An Unavoidable Problem, Understanding and Managing Professional Distance, Research Literacy in Police Organizations: A Luxury that We Can Afford, Index  

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