Police Administration

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McGraw-Hill, Aug 1, 2002 - Law - 619 pages
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This is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to police administration for courses in police administration and for officers preparing for sergeant's exam. Covering all major administration areas, this balanced treatment of theoretical concepts and practice provides students with an understanding of how and why police agencies are administered and the options or alternatives available to the administrator. Practical applications and case studies, usually from specific departments, support the theoretical concepts. An overview of the political process delineates the relationship between the police and government. Strong coverage of planning activities covers planning, programming, and budgeting. Court cases are provided throughout to promote understanding of legal concepts which apply to the various aspects of administration.

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Contents

The Nature and Setting of Police Administration
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Summary
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The Environment of Administration
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Mittie D. Southerland is Professor of Criminal Justice at Murray State University. She earned her MS at Eastern Kentucky University in 1973 and the Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in 1984. She is the past President of the Southern Association of Criminal Justice Educators and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to community prosecution. He is also the author of CRIME CONTROL IN AMERICA: WHAT WORKS? and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: FROM FIRST CONTACT TO APPEAL, co-author of POLICING TODAY, co-editor of THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR (SUNY Press, 2009), and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

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