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NCJ Number: 47507 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGING THE POLICE ORGANIZATION - SELECTED READINGS
Corporate Author: West Publishing Co
United States of America
Editor(s): L K GAINES; T A RICKS
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 639
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TRADITIONAL INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS OF POLICE ADMINISTRATION ARE EXAMINED IN WRITINGS FOCUSING PRIMARILY ON ALTERNATIVES TO THE QUASI-MILITARY ADMINISTRATIVE STYLE.
Abstract: THE TEXT PRESENTS BACKGROUND MATERIAL ON THE STATUS OF POLICE ADMINISTRATION AND SUGGESTS NEW DIRECTIONS THAT POLICE AGENCIES MAY TAKE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. TWO ALTERNATIVES TO THE CLASSICAL ORGANIZATIONAL ARRANGEMENT -- THE HUMAN RELATIONS PERSPECTIVE (DECENTRALIZATION, PARTICIPATIVE-DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP AND DECISIONMAKING) AND THE SYSTEMS APPROACH (DATA SYSTEMS, IDENTIFICATION OF GOALS, CONTROL AND COORDINATION BASED ON DATA ANALYSIS) -- ARE EMPHASIZED. THE WRITINGS ARE DIVIDED INTO FIVE AREAS: PERSPECTIVES ON THE ROLE OF THE POLICE AND OF POLICE ADMINISTRATION; THE POLICE ORGANIZATION; ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR IN POLICE SYSTEMS; CONTROL PROCESSES IN THE POLICE ORGANIZATION; AND CHANGING THE POLICE ORGANIZATION. SEE ALSO NCJ-14480, 19250, 19779, 25386, 25387, 31286, 32367, 37829, 46568, AND 47508-47513. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Police management; Police organizational structure
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