Police Administration: Structures, Processes, And Behavior by Charles R. Swanson

Police Administration: Structures, Processes, And Behavior

byCharles R. Swanson, Leonard J. Territo, Robert W. Taylor

Paperback | August 24, 2016

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Introduction to police organization and administration illustrated with visual aids, case studies, and real-life experiences

Built on the foundation of its authors’ decades of experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching, and updated to reflect recent subjects and concerns in the field of police work, this Ninth Edition of Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behavior blends a comprehensive introduction to police administration with key supporting details. Content is comprehensively illustrated with relevant, never-before-seen photographs, original tables and diagrams, cases studies, and “Current Event” boxes that provide thorough explanations of recent events. In this updated edition, the authors explore the evolution of American policing and modern organizational issues. This best-selling text vividly and effectively introduces students to the procedures, politics, and human relations issues that police supervisors and administrators must understand in order to succeed.

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Charles "Mike" Swanson joined the Marine Corps when he was 17 and later served as a patrol officer and detective with the Tampa Police Department. He worked in Governor Kirk’s Office as Deputy Director of the Florida Council on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. With more than 35 years experience, Mike has designed 11 promotional s...
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Title:Police Administration: Structures, Processes, And BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:August 24, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133754057

ISBN - 13:9780133754056

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Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations

1. The Evolution of Police Administration

2. Policing Today

3. Intelligence, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

4. Politics and Police Administration


Part II: The Organization and the Leader

5. Organizational Theory

6. Organizational Design

7. Leadership

8. Planning and Decision Making

9. Human Resource Management


Part III: The Management of Police Organizations

10. Organizational and Interpersonal Communication

11. Labor Relations

12. Financial Management


Part Four: Organizational Issues

13. Stress and Police Personnel

14. Legal Aspects of Police Administration

15. Organizational Change