Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement

Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement

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Features

    • Examines the full gamut of issues confronting today’s police manager
    • Highlights new areas of concern brought on by enhanced technology and homeland security policies
    • Uses a reader-friendly style that minimizes the need for memorization
    • Includes key concepts, definitions, chapter objectives, and review questions to facilitate learning

      Instructor’s manual, test bank, and PowerPoint® lectures available with qualifying course adoption

    Summary

    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

    Author Bio(s)

    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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