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ISBN 9781439866054
Published December 19, 2011 by Routledge
268 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book represents the manifestation of a new presentation of old perspectives within the discipline of criminal justice. It contains practical considerations of rendering such decisions, it is expected to be an appropriate reference among practitioner personnel.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts of Decision Making
Learning Objectives
Introduction to Decisions
Qualitative versus Quantitative Decision Making
Qualitative Method
Quantitative Method
Structured versus Unstructured Decision Making
Levels of Decisions
Risk Management
Controllable Risk versus Uncontrollable Risk
Management and Leadership
Learning Objectives
Concept of Management
Controlling
Coordinating
Organizing
Planning
Leadership
Vision and Direction
Charismatic Leadership
Motivation
Influence
Social Responsibility
Decisions for Social Benefits
Decisions for Organizational Benefits
Strategic Management
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Strategy
Vision/Mission/Goals/Objectives
Contingency Planning
Organizational Distinctiveness
Strategic Planning
Market Considerations
Market Concept
Competition
Market Forces
Market Interaction
Joint Ventures
Strategic Alliances
Partnerships
Basic Concepts of Quality Management
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Defining Quality
Quality Management
Controlling
Coordinating
Leading
Organizing
Planning
Quality Paradigms
Organizational Considerations
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Quality Management Plan
Quantitative and Qualitative Tools of Quality
For-Profit and Nonprofit Concepts
Basic Concepts of Operations Management
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Organizational Processes and Service Design
Process Improvement, Performance Evaluation, and Benchmarking
Performance Evaluation and Best Practices
Benchmarking
For-Profit and Nonprofit Considerations
Economics of Law Enforcement
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, and Mixed Economy
Economic Considerations in Law Enforcement
Market Failure
Law Enforcement as Public Good
Coase Theorem
Demand and Supply in Law Enforcement Market
Equilibrium of Law Enforcement Market
Changes in Demand and Supply of Law Enforcement Market
Monopoly Market for Law Enforcement
Competition in the Law Enforcement Market
Cost Minimization and Economies of Scale
Economic Analysis of Law Enforcement Policies
Chewing Gum Market in Singapore
Elasticity
Supply Policy and Its Effects
Demand Policy and Its Effects
Consequences of Gum Ban Policy
Implications for Markets for Addictive Substances
Game Theory and Terrorism
Game Theory
Prisoners’ Dilemma
Game-Theoretic Approach to Terrorism
Mathematical Concepts
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Significant Application Areas
Inventories
Economic Ordering Quantity Method
Inventory Replenishment
Safety Inventories
Forecasting
Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Considerations
For-Profit and Nonprofit Considerations
Financial Decisions of Law Enforcement
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Types of Financial Decisions for Law Enforcement
Financial Statement Analysis of Law Enforcement Agencies
Three Perspectives of Money
Value of Money in Different Time Horizons
Earlier Value
Later Value
Earlier Value of Annuity
Later Value of Annuity
Perpetuity
Law Enforcement Project Evaluation Techniques
Net Present Value
Profitability Index
Internal Rate of Return
Payback Period Rule
Average Accounting Return
Financial Market and Law Enforcement Agencies
Municipal Bond and Its Price
Budget Allocation of Law Enforcement Agencies
Concepts of Marketing and Advertising
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Marketing and Advertising Concepts
Traditional versus Service Paradigms
The Marketing Process
Service Marketing Decisions
Branding
Evaluation
Integrative Concepts and Project Management
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Integration of Accounting, Budgeting, and Finance
Integration of Life Cycles
Integrating Economics and Decisions
Integration of Project Management
Epilogue: Final Comments Regarding
the Criminal Justice System and
Law Enforcement Organizations
End Note
Appendix A: Additional Essays and Commentaries
Appendix B: Additional Essays and Commentaries
Appendix C: Additional Essays and Commentaries
Index

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Biography

Daniel Adrian Doss, PhD, is an assistant professor with the University of West Alabama. He comes from a background of software engineering and analytical positions in both the defense and commercial industries.

Chengqi Guo, PhD, is an assistant professor of computer information systems at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has years of industrial experience in the areas of business consulting and IS analysis at a large state-owned company in China and Fortune 500 firms in the United States.

Joo Young Lee, PhD, is an associate professor of finance and economics at the University of West Alabama. He has extensive experience as an educator, researcher, and financial manager.

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