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Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behavior, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Charles R. Swanson, Leonard J. Territo, Robert W. Taylor

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 28, 2011

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For courses in Police Organization and Administration.


This best-selling text presents a vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues police supervisors and administrators must understand in order to succeed. Building on the authors’ decades of collective experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching, Police Administration 8e is recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this topic. Fully updated in this edition, it includes the latest on the evolution of American policing, the organization and the leader, the management of police organizations, and modern organizational issues.

Table of Contents

1.      Evolution of Police Administration

2.      Policing Today

3.      Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Terrorism

4.      Politics and Police Administration

5.      Organizational Theory and the Leader

6.      Organizational Design

7.      Leadership

8.      Planning and Decision Making

9.      Human Resource Management

10.  Organizational and Interpersonal Communication

11.  Labor Relations

12.  Financial Management

13.  Stress and Police Personnel

14.  Legal Aspects of Police Administration

15.  Organizational Change

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$68.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-801380-6