“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.

Contemporary Issues in Police Organizations

Contemporary Issues in Police Organizations

Contemporary Issues in Police Organizations

Introducing Contemporary Issues in Police Organizations . . .

On September 4, 2014, the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division initiated an investigation into the activities of the Ferguson (Missouri) Police Department, a broad inquiry that would occur concurrently with local and federal investigations into the shooting death of citizen Michael Brown by one of the department’s officers.1 The department serves a city population of roughly 21,000 residents in a fragmented county of 90 separate municipalities and 60 different police agencies.2 According to a report issued six months later, the Ferguson Police Department engaged in “a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct . . . that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments of ...

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