The Wave of the Future

Author: Harry W. More,Terry L. More

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398087016

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1788

Teams, groups, and task forces in law enforcement agencies are becoming progressively more significant as a greater number of agencies have gained experience with their use. The goal of this text is to bring to reality the importance of teams to police managers, operational personnel, and members of the community. Learning objectives appear at the beginning of each chapter that will allow the reader to grasp the complexity and intricacy of these teams. The book contains helpful information to gain essential knowledge about groups in an organization with emphasis on teams, groups, and task forces in law enforcement. This is followed by a chapter on leadership and the leader, including the leadership continuum concept. Of special interest are chapters that address commitment, accountability, and team performance which serve as a basis for the behavioral and social skills needed to integrate and foster the creation of a real team. This is the glue that holds the team together and guides it in such a way that tasks are accomplished, which is an essential ingredient of human resource management. Other topics include professional growth, developmental skills techniques, emphatic team communication, motivation and inspiring team members, the operating environment, logic models and problem solving for teams, and the application of the principles of assessment. In addition, the questions/discussion at the end of each chapter provides a concise and up-to-date integration of the chapter content and brings together a practical and operational approach that is clearly useful and informative. Law enforcement professionals, policymakers, investigators and the general public will find the book to be a significant resource in the development of teams, groups, and task forces.
Posted in Political Science

Effective Police Supervision

Author: Larry S. Miller,Harry W. More,Michael C. Braswell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315400812

Category: Political Science

Page: 648

View: 3665

Outstanding first-line supervisors are essential to the success of any law enforcement agency, yet many officers lack the supervision training necessary to excel. Effective Police Supervision immerses readers in the group behaviors and organizational dynamics supervisors must master in order to lead their teams and to help create an effective police department. Combining behavioral theory and updated case studies, this core text, now in its eighth edition, is a vital tool for all college students pursuing criminal justice courses on supervisory practices, as well as police officers preparing for promotional exams.
Posted in Political Science


Striving for Accountability and Competence

Author: Harry W. More,Terry L. More

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 039808825X

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 8326

The law enforcement profession is well aware of the need for performance-based management. Results are what count and programs are increasingly required to demonstrate that activities and programs are viable and worthy of budgetary support. This emphasizes the necessity of ensuring that the managerial processes foster accountability. To ensure success, it is essential that organizational leaders encourage and constantly supervise this management process. Performance improvement occurs when there is an ongoing process that creates strategic performance objectives, such as measures performance, collects, and analyses, which result in the reporting of performance data that can focus on improvement. The key chapter in the text is entitled “Accountability for Performance” inasmuch as it circumscribes the remainder of the concepts discussed, and reviews the necessity of creating an accountability environment fostered by positive communications. The pivotal aspects of accountability are discussed, and each of the five levels reviewed. Chapters deal with a range of potential evaluation tools to include logic models, crime mapping, program evaluation techniques, and problem solving. Considerable attention is given to performance measurement, the different types of measurement and commonly used measures in law enforcement. There is also a brief discussion of CompStat and its four principles with special emphasis on relentless follow-up and assessment. In addition, attention is given to the utilization of performance information and the research measurements that create process improvements. Within the proactive problem-solving process, the reader will find basic questions for the scanning process, objectives, means of defining a problem, environmental surveys, and the recognized sequence of analysis. Consideration is given to the discussion of data quality, verification, validation, and information sources. Law enforcement professionals, re-searchers, planners, policymakers, and stakeholders at all levels can use this text as a significant resource in the development of performance-based management that stresses accountability, competence and performance.
Posted in Political Science

Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement

Author: Kären Hess,Christine Hess Orthmann

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1439056447

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 9255

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, 6th edition is a practical and straightforward book that focuses on law enforcement managers and supervisors, their jobs, and the complicated interrelationships between members of the law enforcement team and the communities they share. This new edition adds Chief Shaun LaDue as a contributor to give a practitioner’s perspective to management and supervision. Additionally, the text has an increased emphasis on leadership and has been reorganized to begin the text focusing on management. The text focuses on post-9/11 policing and includes research on the effects of 9/11 as well as data driven policing, including CompStat policing, intelligence-led policing and evidence based policing. The text also includes discussions on the effects of the current economic crisis on law enforcement, including two 2009 PERF studies and reports. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, 6th edition presents a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of law enforcement leaders and covers everything from the newest principles in policing to the exciting technological aids changing the face of law enforcement today, preparing readers to become tomorrow’s leaders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Social Science

Police Administration

Author: Larry K. Gaines,John L. Worrall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1439056390

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 4146

POLICE ADMINISTRATION, 3rd edition, is a comprehensive yet easy to read, up-to-date introduction to police administration for academic courses and for practitioners preparing for a promotional exam. Practical applications and case studies, usually from specific departments, fully support the theoretical concepts. On the Job boxes highlight insights by working police administration professionals. Court cases are provided throughout to promote understanding of legal concepts which apply to the various aspects of administration. The book's real-world focus, backed up by theory, allows students to understand key issues such as conflict resolution, human resources, budgeting and collective bargaining. Actual documents, materials and forms that are used in law enforcement organizations across the country supplement the chapters, giving another layer to the training provided by this text. Current topics of terrorism and homeland security concerns, along with accountability and management of stress and fatigue are covered to equip students with a complete understanding of the intricacies of Police Administration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Education

Law Enforcement in the United States

Author: James A. Conser,Rebecca Paynich,Terry E. Gingerich,Terry Gingerich

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763799386

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 558

Law Enforcement, Policing, & Security
Posted in Law

Effective Police Leadership

Moving Beyond Management

Author: Thomas E. Baker

Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications

ISBN: 160885020X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 932

In this much-anticipated 3rd edition, Tom Baker expands on the revolutionary leadership insights that made his first editions so popular. This enhanced and expanded version explores even more strategies that help agencies, administrators and officers leverage crime data more efficiently and effectively. From explaining what a leader must be, do & know, to plans fro putting expert-level leadership skills to work immediately, Effective Police Leadership is gold for law enforcement leaders. Great leaders aren't born, they're made...and this book makes them!
Posted in Business & Economics

Policing in America

Author: Larry K. Gaines,Victor E. Kappeler,Joseph B. Vaughn

Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780870847080

Category: Political Science

Page: 585

View: 4502

This text is intended to provide an overview of contemporary police work and the issues facing the police and society, as well as an assessment of recommended future directions in policing. The first chapter explains the structure of the government, the separation of powers, and the principles of Federalism; the roles and functions of police in the criminal justice system; and the nature of Federal, State, and local police agencies. A chapter on the history of policing provides an overview of policing in ancient times and traces police development in England and the United States. Police personnel systems are examined with respect to a theory of police selection; affirmative action and police selection; the selection process; basic, field, and in-service training; police officer career development; and the impact of race and gender on police careers. An analysis of police organization and management focus on principles and levels of police organization and administration, classical organizational principles, human relations organizational theory, and systems theory and policing. Further chapters discuss police operations, including patrol, investigations, traffic law enforcement, and police paramilitary units; the nature and use of police discretion and the control of police discretion; and varying perspectives on police culture, behavior, and police occupational stress. Other chapters focus on police ethics, police misconduct, and police use of force; civil liability and the police; public attitudes toward the police; police-community relations; the police role in crime prevention; and drug policies and drug law enforcement. The final chapter examines the future of policing, with emphasis on predictions regarding police roles and functions, political and legal change, and technology; the management of information and communication with enhanced technology; and technology for field operations. Tables, figures, photographs, chapter reference lists, glossary, and name and subject indexes.
Posted in Political Science

Black Police, White Society

Author: Steven Leinen,Ronald Meek

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814750176

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 494

Shares the experiences of Black police officers working in New York City, discusses discrimination, and looks at the relationships between Black officers, their white counterparts, and the community as a whole
Posted in Political Science

Behavioral Police Management

Author: Harry W. More,W. Fred Wegener

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Political Science

Page: 548

View: 2225

Posted in Political Science

Stress Management in Law Enforcement

Author: Leonard Territo,James D. Sewell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594603303

Category: Self-Help

Page: 512

View: 7315

"The newly revised second edition of Stress Management in Law Enforcement by Dr. Leonard Territo and Dr. James Sewell is once again a carefully selected collection of the leading articles on stress and its consequences for police personnel. This edition, incorporating new and relevant material, comprises nine sections which cover the following topics: What is Stress All About?; What Does Stress Mean for Cops?; Are There Ways We Can Tell It's There?; What Are Some of the Bad Effects of Stress on Cops?; How Does Stress Impact a Cop's Family Life?; How Does the Worst of the Worst Affect Cops?; What Are the Tools That a Cop Can Use to Better Handle Stress?; What Support is Available for Cops? and How Can the Bosses Better Help Their Cops? A brief summary precedes each section to assist the reader in readily identifying articles which might be of particular interest. Each article contains end-of-chapter discussion questions which are answered in detail in the instructor's manual. The sections are also accompanied by a glossary of terms and a list of additional recommended readings.This book will specifically interest the criminal justice academic community as an adjunctive resource in police management courses or as the primary text in upper division seminars on the topic of police stress management. This book will also be of considerable interest to police administrators and officers who must deal on a daily basis with the negative side effects of stress. Stress Management in Law Enforcement is relevant for police administrators as well as police psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who are called upon to provide guidance and assistance to police officers.This new edition is accompanied by a 200-page instructor's manual which provides the instructor with learning objectives; answers to the end-of-chapter discussion questions; a comprehensive list of videos dealing with police stress and how they can be purchased; and a list of recommended readings. ""It is a worthy addition to the library of any thoughtful student of police behavior and culture."" -Criminal Justice Review, on the first edition "
Posted in Self-Help

Wien wartet auf Dich!

Produktive Projekte und Teams

Author: Tom DeMarco,Timothy Lister

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446439846

Category: Computers

Page: 274

View: 6981

Wien wartet auf Dich!// - "Peopleware" in deutscher Übersetzung - Der Klassiker in der dritten Auflage mit sechs neuen Kapiteln - Viele Tipps, wie Produkte mehr Qualität erhalten und formale Vorgehensweisen aufgelockert werden - Hilfreiche Empfehlungen, wie man Teams pflegt, die gesund und produktiv sein sollen Nur wenige Computerbücher haben eine so tiefgreifende Wirkung auf das Software-Management wie „Peopleware“: Denn in diesem langjährigen Bestseller wird ganz klar dargestellt, dass die wesentlichen Probleme in der Software-Entwicklung nicht technischer, sondern menschlicher Natur sind – und das sind nur selten triviale Probleme! Aber wenn Sie sie lösen, maximieren Sie die Erfolgschancen Ihrer Projekte Für diese dritte Auflage haben die Autoren sechs neue Kapitel geschrieben und andere überarbeitet, um sie auf den Stand der heutigen Herausforderungen zu bringen. So behandelt das Buch zum Beispiel Management-Pathologien, die bislang nicht als Pathologien wahrgenommen wurden. Auch eine neue Kultur für Meetings wird angesprochen oder hybride Teams, die aus Mitarbeitern zusammengestellt werden, die aus altersmäßig scheinbar nicht kompatiblen Generationen stammen. Und die Autoren diskutieren Hilfsmittel, die sich in Projekten eher wie Anker statt wie Propeller anfühlen. Jeder, der Software-Teams oder Software-Organisationen managen muss, wird in diesem Buch unschätzbare Hinweise für die tägliche Arbeit finden.
Posted in Computers

Police manpower management

a select bibliography

Author: National Criminal Justice Reference Service (U.S.),National Institute of Justice (U.S.),Aspen Systems Corporation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Police administration

Page: 50

View: 4628

Posted in Police administration

Private security

report of the Task Force on Private Security

Author: United States. National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 580

View: 3350

Posted in Political Science

The Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations

A Book of Readings

Author: Stan Stojkovic,John Klofas,David B. Kalinich

Publisher: Waveland PressInc


Category: Social Science

Page: 617

View: 6110

Administrators of contemporary criminal justice organizations must balance their finite resources among an ever-changing list of infinite demands. Challenges come from a diverse range of constituent groups within an agency as well as from offenders and the community, often resulting in contradictory requests. The articles in this collection introduce the reader to the complexity of court, police, and correctional organizations, resulting in an appreciation of the role of the administrator. They question traditional methods and practices as administrators meet the organizational demands of the twenty-first century.
Posted in Social Science