Police Administration

10th Edition

Gary W. Cordner

Routledge
February 21, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 456 Pages - 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138389236 - CAT# K399432

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Summary

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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