1st Edition

Handbook of Police Administration

Edited By James Ruiz, Don Hummer Copyright 2008
    472 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    James Ruiz, Don Hummer