Police Administration: Structures, Processes, & Behavior 8/e

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Charles R. Swanson, Leonard Territo and Robert Taylor

This best-selling text presents a vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues police supervisors and administrators must understand in order to succeed.

Building on the authors’ decades of collective experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching, Police Administration 8/e is recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this topic.

Fully updated in this edition, it includes the latest on the evolution of American policing, the organization and the leader, the management of police organizations, and modern organizational issues.

Features include:

  • Authoritative, comprehensive and carefully researched. Gives students the most complete and trusted textbook available for the course.
  • Numerous case studies based on the authors' own experiences. Helps students understand the theories presented in the text by highlighting real-life examples.
  • Fully illustrated with photos, graphs, tables and figures. Provides visual reinforcement to the ideas presented in the text.
  • An extensive instructor and student resource package — Including a comprehensive instructor's manual, computerized test bank and Companion Website.
  • Provides students and instructors with additional resources to help them succeed in the course.
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This edition fully updated to include the following: Community policing and Compstat; Intelligence-led policing and evidence-based policing; Fusion centers; Models of citizen oversight of the police; Public interest groups and their involvement with police departments; Police brutality and its political and operational consequences; City-county consolidated governments; Police response to active shooter situations; New recruiting strategies and their costs; Effects associated with increased use of technology; Communicating across generations; Police unions and the community; The economy and the police budget; More on stress and police personnel; Ways to make organizational change succeed and more!

SpecificationsPearson Education, 2012
8" x 10" hardcover
720 pages
ISBN 978-0-13-512103-0