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NCJ Number: 167174 Find in a Library
Title: Police Management, Second Edition
Author(s): R R Roberg; J Kuykendall
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 456
Sponsoring Agency: Roxbury Publishing Co.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-9044
Publication Number: ISBN 0-935732-85-3
Sale Source: Roxbury Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 491044
Los Angeles, CA 90049-9044
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text instructs students in how to apply police research and contemporary management principles to the challenges of running a modern, complex police organization, integrating theory with practice.
Abstract: This second edition has been updated to incorporate the latest research, concepts, and practices in police management, including five new chapters on police organizations in transition; selection and diversity; behavior, safety, and health; resource use; and control and accountability. Other chapters focus on the development of management theory, organization and group influence, the development of human resources, motivation and job design, leadership and management, planning and research, and organizational change and development. The text incorporates seven major themes. One is the importance of the humane treatment of employees and citizens, and another is the integration of organizational expectations with those of the community. Further, relevant principles, models, and theories from the social sciences are used, and research studies that use the scientific method are incorporated. A fifth theme is the analysis of individuals, groups, the organization, and the organizational environment. A sixth theme is that the interrelated and interdependent parts of a system are related to the whole and to the environment; management practices vary as circumstances and problems change. A final theme is that an organizational climate that fosters integrity for all employees should be established. Each chapter contains a summary and discussion questions. Subject and author indexes
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Accountability; Community policing; Leadership; Police personnel; Police planning; Police research; Police training
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