“Addresses the different management styles that are applicable to large as well as small police agencies.” — Dr. Michael Wigginton Jr., University of Mississippi Built on a foundation of nearly 1,200 references, Leadership and Management in Police Organizations is a highly readable text that shows how organizational theory and behavior can be applied to improve the operations, leadership, and management of law enforcement. Author Matthew J. Giblin emphasizes leadership and management as separate skills in successful police supervisors and executives, illustrating to students how the two skills combine to improve individual and organizational efficacy in policing. Readers will come away with a stronger understanding of why organizational decisions matter and the impact research can have on police departments.

Organizational Accidents and Disbanding

Organizational Accidents and Disbanding

Organizational Accidents and Disbanding

Introducing Organizational Accidents and Disbanding . . .

The New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) street crimes unit was composed of a group of elite officers tasked with reducing crime in the city, particularly violent crime.1 According to Treaster,

Its members wear scruffy clothes, operate in battered cars and have made a science of detecting a bulge or an unnatural gait caused by a concealed weapon. As unobtrusively as possible, they cruise the streets, breaking up robberies as they take place or arresting people toting unlicensed weapons, many of whom turn out to have extensive criminal dossiers.2


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