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Principles of Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement

By Michael L. Birzer, Gerald J. Bayens, Cliff Roberson

CRC Press – 2012 – 390 pages

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    978-1-43-988034-0
    June 18th 2012

Description

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.

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

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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