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NCJ Number: 122666 Find in a Library
Title: Police Organization and Management: Behavior, Theory, and Processes
Author(s): R R Roberg; J Kuykendall
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 490
Sponsoring Agency: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-11802-X
Sale Source: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co
511 Forest Lodge Road
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this book is to provide readers with an understanding of how police organizations work and how people behave in police organizations.
Abstract: The book examines police development and roles, management theory, police organization and structure, employee behavior and motivation, leadership theory, human resource management, police operations, critical issues in police management and operations, planning for change and innovation, and enhancing organizational performance. The study of police organization is defined as the scientific study of police organizations, including individual, group, organization, and external environment processes, to acquire knowledge that can be used by police managers to improve both organizational effectiveness and individual performance. A police organization's most important commodity is its human resources, which include all activities and decisions that affect the relationship between the organization and its employees. Thus, a humanistic orientation is essential in which employee expectations, attitudes, capabilities, and goals are taken into account in the managerial process. Since understanding and dealing with expectations of people within and outside the organization is vital to effective management, an expectation-integration model is developed. This model proposes that police managers strive to integrate employee expectations and those of outside individuals and groups with organizational expectations. The need to promote ethical behavior in police organization and management is discussed. 382 references, 14 tables, 25 figures.
Main Term(s): Police management; Police organizational structure
Index Term(s): Organization development; Organizational theories
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