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Handbook of Police Administration

1st Edition

Edited by James Ruiz, Don Hummer


472 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781574445596
pub: 2007-09-19
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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, R. Garner

The Importance and Incorporation of Community Policing Characteristics in MidSize and Large Police Departments: Police Chiefs’ Views, S. Cheurprakobkit

The Role of Citizen Surveys in Responsive Policing, C. Burckhardt and J. Ruiz

Examining the Role of the Police in Reentry Partnership Initiatives, J.M. Byrne and D.C. Hummer

Dilemmas Confronting Female Police Officer Promotional Candidates: Glass Ceiling, Disenfranchisement, or Satisfaction?, T.S. Whetstone and D.G. Wilson

“Difference” in the Police Department: Women, Policing, and “Doing Gender”, V. Garcia

The Supreme Court and Police Practices: A Review of Recent Traffic Stop Cases, C. Hemmens

Protected Expression: Police Employee First Amendment Rights, W.P. Bloss

Americans with Disabilities Act and Law Enforcement: Legal and Policy Implications for Law Enforcement Administrators, L. S. Nored

Law Enforcement Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: A Selective Review of Case Law, R.A. Thompson and L.S. Nored

The Importance of Theory to Police Research and Practices, B. Sims

Technology Applications: Tools for Law Enforcement, V.S. Williams and B.O. Williams

Understanding the Use and Abuse of Statistics, R. Garner

The Impact of Distance Learning, D. Dailey

Professional Courtesies: To Ticket or Not to Ticket, J. Kleinig and A.J. Gorman

At What Price a “Freebie?” The Real Cost of Police Gratuity Acceptance, J. Ruiz

Supervising the Undercover Function, M.L. Arter

Law Enforcement Responses to Ethnic Street Gangs, P. Preston

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: National and International Organized Crime, T. Barker

Physical Fitness in Policing, J.C. Lee

Retiring the Old Centurion: Life After a Career in Policing—An Exploratory Study, J. Ruiz

Police-Community Consultation in Australia: Working with a Conundrum, J. Casey

Improving Impact: Evidence-Based Policing or Fostering Community Participation through Action Research and Communities of Practice?, C. Layton

Conflict of Interest and Police: An Unavoidable Problem, S. Coleman

Understanding and Managing Professional Distance, A. Corbo Crehan

Research Literacy in Police Organizations: A Luxury that We Can Afford, M. Mitchell and C. Jennett


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