Police Administration

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019 - Police administration - 508 pages
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"Police Administration, 10th Edition, is a best-selling textbook that examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and prevailing and promising approaches to increasing effectiveness of police agencies). Coverage of management functions and organizational principles is streamlined while providing a stronger emphasis on diversity principles and on developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary issues, including Big Data, predictive policing, diversity and the #MeToo movement within police organizations, challenges related to accountability and transparency including body-worn cameras, social media, cybercrime, terrorism and homeland security. Case studies based on real-life events invite students to practice managing the conflicting circumstances, and Modern Policing blog posts offer up-to-date news and breaking developments in the policing world. Suitable for undergraduates studying police management and supervision in the US, and for practitioners seeking promotion to senior management roles. The ancillaries for both instructors and students are of particularly high quality: instructor's manual, test bank, and lecture slides for faculty, and interactive case studies for students"--

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About the author (2019)

Gary W. Cordner is Professor Emeritus at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Kentucky University. He serves as Chief Research Advisor for the National Institute of Justice and Senior Police Advisor for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), both part of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was a Commissioner of CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) for nine years and has been associated with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing since its inception. Earlier in his career he was a police officer and police chief in Maryland.

Cordner joined the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University after teaching for 21 years at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), including five years as Dean of the College of Justice & Safety. At EKU he also founded and directed the Regional Community Policing Institute and the International Justice & Safety Institute. Before joining the faculty at EKU, he taught at Washington State University and the University of Baltimore. He maintains the Modern Policing blog at https: //gcordner.wordpress.com/, which comments on news and developments in the policing world.

Cordner is a past member of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council, and the Lexington/Fayette County Civil Service Commission; founding editor of Police Quarterly and past editor of the American Journal of Police; and past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). He is the recipient of the Academy Fellow Award, the Bruce Smith Sr. Award, and the Outstanding Paper Award from ACJS, in addition to the O.W. Wilson Award from the Police Section of ACJS, the Outstanding Educator Award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and outstanding alumnus awards from Northeastern University and Michigan State University.

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