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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


© 2017 | 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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