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Leadership and Management in Police Organizations

  • Matthew J. Giblin - York College of Pennsylvania, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, USA, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
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October 2016 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“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.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Police Organizations
Overview

 
Organizational Theory

 
Organizational Behavior

 
Defining Organization

 
Recognizing Variation

 
Conceptual Similarities

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 2. Police Organizational Structure
Introducing Police Organizational Structure

 
Organizational Complexity

 
Vertical Complexity

 
Horizontal Complexity

 
Spatial Complexity

 
Organizational Control

 
Direct Supervision

 
Formalization

 
Policing Insights on . . . Accreditation (Lori Mizell)

 
Centralization

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 3. Organizational Theory and Police Organizations
Introducing Organizational Theory and Police Organizations

 
Classical Theory

 
Scientific Management

 
Bureaucracy

 
Administrative Theory

 
Policing Insights on . . . The Hierarchy of Authority (Nate Thompson)

 
Classical Theory and Police Organizations

 
Human Relations Theory

 
The Hawthorne Studies

 
Human Relations Theory and Police Organizations

 
Open Systems Theory

 
Contingency Theory

 
Resource Dependence Theory

 
Institutional Theory

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 4. Recruitment, Training, and Retention
Introducing Recruitment, Training, and Retention

 
Recruitment

 
Fulfilling Staffing Needs

 
Law Enforcement Recruiting

 
Recruitment Methods

 
Conveying Expectations

 
Diversifying Police Agencies

 
Policing Insights on . . . Recruitment (David White)

 
Screening and Selection

 
Training

 
Training Overview

 
Police Academy

 
Field Training

 
Turnover and Retention

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 5. Motivation and Job Design
Introducing Motivation and Job Design

 
Overview of Motivation

 
Policing Insights on . . . Motivation (Paul Echols)

 
Content Theories

 
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

 
Motivator-Hygiene Theory

 
McClelland’s Theory of Learned Needs

 
Process Theories

 
Equity Theory

 
Organizational Justice

 
Expectancy Theory

 
Job Design

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 6. Leadership
Introducing Leadership

 
Defining Leadership

 
Leadership and Rank

 
Leadership Versus Management

 
Leadership Theories

 
Trait Theories

 
Policing Insights on . . . Leadership (Valerie G. Womack)

 
Behavioral Theories

 
Contingency and Situational Theories

 
Transformational-Transactional Leadership

 
Leadership Development

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 7. Power and Compliance
Introducing Power and Compliance

 
Defining Power

 
Power and Related Constructs

 
Power and Authority

 
Power and Influence

 
Power and Leadership

 
Bases of Power

 
Reward Power

 
Coercive Power

 
Legitimate Power

 
Referent Power

 
Expert Power

 
Information Power

 
The Effectiveness of Power

 
Lack of Surveillance

 
Technology and Power

 
Policing Insights on . . . Video Recording Technology (Michael Kyle)

 
The Limits of Position Power, Rewards, and Punishments

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 8. Stress and Burnout
Introducing Stress and Burnout

 
Defining Stress and Burnout

 
Occupational Stress

 
Burnout

 
Major Stressors in Policing

 
Task-Related Factors

 
Policing Insights on . . . Stress (Saly J. Fayez)

 
Organizational Factors

 
Work Relationships

 
Career Issues

 
Work–Home Conflict

 
Individual and Organizational Consequences

 
Coping With Stress and Burnout

 
Addressing Stress and Burnout

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 9. Organizational Implications of Police Innovation
Introducing Police Innovation

 
Questioning Standard Model Strategies

 
Modern Policing Innovations

 
Focused Deterrence Partnerships (Collaboration)

 
Compstat (Accountability and Decentralization)

 
Evidence-Based Policing (Research Use)

 
Predictive Policing (Analytics)

 
Overcoming Resistance

 
Policing Insights on . . . Reform (Richard W. Myers)

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 10. Measuring Individual Performance
Introducing Individual Performance

 
Purpose of Individual Performance Measurement

 
Performance Measures

 
Policing Insights on . . . Fitness Standards (Eric Gumina)

 
Traits

 
Outputs

 
Outcomes

 
Sources of Appraisal Information

 
Supervisors

 
Self-Appraisal

 
Peers

 
Subordinates/Clients

 
Training for Performance Appraisals

 
Frequency of Performance Appraisals

 
Satisfaction With Performance Appraisals

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
Appendix

 
 
Chapter 11. Organizational Accidents and Disbanding
Introducing Organizational Accidents and Disbanding

 
Defining Organizational Accidents

 
Police Vehicle Pursuit Accidents

 
Wrongful Arrests and Convictions

 
Police Training Accidents

 
Explaining Organizational Accidents

 
Administrative Breakdown

 
Normal Accidents

 
Structural Secrecy

 
Knowledge Conflict

 
Preventing and Mitigating Organizational Accidents

 
Resilience

 
Reliability

 
Policing Insights on . . . Training to Avoid Accidents (Michael Schlosser)

 
Organizational Termination

 
The Endurance and Death of Police Organizations

 
Replacement of Police Services

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Chapter 12. Contemporary Issues in Police Organizations
Introducing Contemporary Issues in Police Organizations

 
Police–Public Confrontations and a Legitimacy Crisis

 
Policing Insights on . . . The Future of Police Organizations (Daniel Isom)

 
Improving Police–Community Relations

 
Procedural Justice

 
Training in Procedural Justice

 
Recognizing Implicit Biases

 
Investigating the Police

 
Fostering Independence

 
Federal Intervention

 
Cameras, Transparency, and Behavior

 
De-Policing and the Ferguson Effect

 
Your Turn . . .

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions

 
Web Resources

 
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index
 
About the Author

Supplements

Instructors Resource Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content and features.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.

“Addresses the different management styles that are applicable to large as well as small police agencies.”

Dr. Michael Wigginton Jr
University of Mississippi

“Innovative use of macro and micro approach is to cover the material”

William Long
Ferrum College – VA
Key features

KEY FEATURES

  • Policing Insights from a diverse range of experienced policing professionals from across the country shed light on critical topics and their importance to contemporary policing as well as their relevance to people working in the field. 
  • Short summaries at the beginning of each chapter introduce students to the content with a brief example drawn from a research study or news story.
  • Your Turn examples accompanied by discussion questions at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to apply chapter content to recent events, historical challenges, or other controversies in the field.
  • A student study site offers students SAGE journal articles and other resources to enhance the book and class reading assignments.

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Chapter 7

Chapter 8


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