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Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement




ISBN 9781439880340
Published June 18, 2012 by Routledge
390 Pages - 27 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Effective police organizations are run with sound leadership and management strategies that take into account the myriad of challenges that confront today’s law enforcement professionals. Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement is a comprehensive and accessible textbook exploring critical issues of leadership within police agencies. Every chapter includes key concepts, definitions, chapter objectives, and review questions. Organized in logical fashion, each new chapter builds on previous material for quick assimilation.

Topics include:

  • The evolution of the modern police department
  • Leadership approaches and management theories
  • Organizational structure of a police department
  • Strategic short- and long-term planning
  • Business approaches, including Six Sigma and COMPSTAT
  • New technology such as computer-aided dispatch, vehicle monitoring, and crime mapping
  • Managing police stress and the work environment
  • Recruitment and training
  • Legislative issues impacting police, including Title VII
  • Policing in an era of advanced homeland security
  • Ethical issues

Suitable for a one-semester course, the book’s easy reading style minimizes the need for memorization and reinforces salient points through boxed highlighted areas. Written by three renowned criminal justice experts, this volume encourages readers to think expansively and develop new insights into the future direction of police leadership and management.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Modern Police Agency
Management and Leadership
Evolution of the Modern Police Department
Police Reform Era
War on Crime Era
Community Policing
How Does Community Policing Affect the
Role of the Police Supervisor?
Policing Styles
Development of Police Management Theory
Organizational Culture
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them
Introduction to Management Theory
Management Theory
The Humanistic Management Approach
Questions in Review
Suggested Additional References and Links to the Web
Operational Management of a Police Agency
Basic Functions of a Police Agency
Organizational Structure and Design
Organizational Development
Personnel
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them
What Makes People Satisfied with the Police?
What did the Researchers Find?
Leadership Approaches
Leadership Styles
Which Leadership Style and When?
Questions in Review
Suggested Additional References and Links to the Web
Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
What is Planning?
Strategic Planning
Types of Plans
Other Miscellaneous Plans
Factors in Planning
Evaluation
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and
How to Avoid Them
What Does Management Expect from Subordinates?
A Business Approach to Policing?
Basic Elements of Total Quality Management
Reengineering
Applying Reengineering Principles to Police Organizations
COMPSTAT
Questions in Review
Suggested Additional References and Links to the Web
Problem Solving
Discretion
The Nature of Decision Making
Community Policing
Questions in Review
Suggested Additional References and Links to the Web
Technology and Management
Police Technology
The Current State of Police Technology
Crime Detection and Analysis Technology
Evolving Weapon and Crime Control Technology
Management and Technology
Computer Crimes
Future Trends
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them
Job-Related Issues
Stress and the Police Occupation
Police Stress
End Result of Police Stress
Substance Abuse
Police Suicide
Managing Stress
Other Approaches to Stress Management
Policing a Multicultural Community
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them
Suggested Further References and Links to the Web
Training and Education
Why Train?
Training Methods
New Approaches to Police Training
Training Applications
Training Curriculum
The Environment of Police Training
Police Education
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them
Suggested Additional References
Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment
Selection of New Hires
Questions in Review
Suggested Additional References and Links to the Web
Impact of the Courts and Legislation on Police Management
Employment Discrimination
Drug Testing of Police Officers
Sexual Harassment
Labor Relations
Off -Duty Employment of Police Officers
Police Response to Special Populations
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them
Homeland Security and Policing
Homeland Security Act of
Law Enforcement and the DHS
General Police Duties after a Terrorist Act
Guide to Personal Emergency Preparedness
Coping after a Terrorist Event
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them
Ethics
What Constitutes Ethical Behavior?
Ethics as a Restriction on Behavior
Kantian Ethics
Moral Development
Values
Law Enforcement Values
Internal Affairs Unit
Ethics in Review
Ethical Exercises
Questions in Review
Biggest Mistakes Police Leadership Makes and How to Avoid Them

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Author(s)

Biography

Michael L. Birzer is Director of the School of Community Affairs and Professor of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University. His research interests include police training, police behavior, the intersection of race and the criminal justice system, and qualitative research methods (ethnography, phenomenology, and ethnomethodology). His non-academic criminal justice experience includes over 18 years of service with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department in Wichita, Kansas, where he reached the rank of lieutenant. He earned his doctorate from Oklahoma State University,

Gerald Bayens is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Washburn University. His research interests include law enforcement response to agro-terrorism, strategic planning and policy development, and community-based corrections. His non-academic criminal justice experience includes 22 years in criminal justice. His prior employment experience includes Director of Juvenile Corrections and Director of Adult and Juvenile Community Corrections, Shawnee County, Kansas; Special Investigator, Kansas Bureau of Investigations; Criminal Investigator, Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Kansas; and Military Policeman, U.S. Marine Corps. Dr. Bayens has served as a professional consultant and trainer for many years in the area of quality management and human resource development. He has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, with interdisciplinary emphasis in political science, research methods, and juvenile justice administration, from Union Institute and University; an M.S. in Criminal Justice from The University of Alabama; and a B.A. in Criminal Justice with minor in psychology from Washburn University. Dr. Bayens has written several research articles and books including his latest, Research Methods in Criminal Justice (CRC Press, 2011) and Probation, Parole, and Community-Base Corrections (McGraw-Hill, 2012).

Cliff Roberson is an emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University. His previous academic experience includes Professor of Criminology and Director of the Justice Center at California State University, Fresno; Professor of Criminal Justice and Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston, Victoria; Association Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University; and Director of Programs for the National College of District Attorneys, University of Houston. His non-academic legal experience includes Trial and Legal Services Supervisor, Office of State Counsel for Offenders, Texas Board of Criminal Justice; private legal practice; judge pro-tem in the California courts; trial and defense counsel and military judge as a marine judge advocate; and Director of the Military Law Branch, U.S. Marine Corps. Cliff is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Courts in California and Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the Supreme Court of California. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Human Behavior from United States International University; an L.L.M., in Criminal Law, Criminology, and Psychiatry from George Washington University; a J.D. from American University; a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri; and one year of post-graduate study at the University of Virginia School of Law. In 2009, a research study conducted by a group of professors from Sam Houston State University determined that Cliff Roberson was the leading criminal justice author in the United States based on his publications and their relevance to the profession (Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 6, issue 1).

 

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