Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement

Hardcover | January 11, 2011

byHarry W. More, Gennaro F. Vito, William F. Walsh

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This book provides a clear, concise, realistic, and up-to-date blueprint for successful police management. Drawing on decades of experience as practitioners, consultants, trainers and researchers, the authors fully reflect current theory and practice, while accurately capturing the “feel” of real-world law enforcement management. They focus on organizational behavior to promote a deeper understanding of both the police organization as a whole, as well as key interactions among officers, managers, and the community. This edition integrates the latest research, and presents all-new chapters on performance-based management and organizational development. It offers expanded coverage of leadership, team-building, stress management, and many other topics; as well as 39 new cases. Some key features to the new edition include:

  • 39 new cases, 100+ new research references, and 58 new or revised Further Readings listings
  • All-new chapter on Performance-Based Management–showing how to create work environments that enable employees to continuously improve
  • All-new chapter on Developing Effective Organizations—including coverage of systematically building better teams and achieving better performance throughout the organization

This book is for professionals in law enforcement that hold these positions: Chief, Assistant Chief, Commander, Major, Captain, Lieutenant, Watch Commander, Sheriff, and Assistant Sheriff.

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This book provides a clear, concise, realistic, and up-to-date blueprint for successful police management. Drawing on decades of experience as practitioners, consultants, trainers and researchers, the authors fully reflect current theory and practice, while accurately capturing the “feel” of real-world law enforcement management. They ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 10 × 8.1 × 1.1 inPublished:January 11, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0135071526

ISBN - 13:9780135071526

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Table of Contents

1. Police Organization: Evolving Strategies

2. Dynamics of Management: Managers and Organizational Behavior

3. Leadership: The Integrative Variable

4. Personality: Understanding the Complexity of Human Behavior in the Organization

5. Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes: Determinants of Human Behavior

6. Motivation: The Force Behind Behavior

7. Stress in Organizational Life: Its Nature, Causes, and Control

8. Conflict: Nature, Causes, and Management

9. Decision-Making: The Essential Element in Applied Management

10. Power: Nature and Use

11. Communication: The Vital Process

12. Groups and Team Work: Human Dynamics at Work

13. Change: Coping with Organizational Life

14. Performance-Based Management: Guiding Principles

15. Developing Effective Organizations: Techniques for Improving Performance