“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.

Police Organizational Structure

Police Organizational Structure

Police Organizational Structure

Introducing Police Organizational Structure . . .

Expand the use of police gang units. This concise policy statement, supported by existing research, was offered by noted gang scholar Scott Decker in a 2007 edition of the journal Criminology and Public Policy.1 The recommendation was neither a knee-jerk response to a high-profile, gang-related incident nor part of some moral panic about gangs in society. Instead, it represented a concrete step law enforcement agencies could take to address gang activity nationwide. Estimates placed the number of gang members at 782,000 across 30,000 gangs (see Photo 2.1).2 Approximately one-third of all ...

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