Police Administration (Political Science)

9780070707245: Police Administration (Political Science)

Perhaps no other book in policing has captured more admiration and market share than O.W. Wilson's "Police Administration". Now Wilson's text has been revised by three top scholars in the field. This long awaited revision combines the nuts and bolts approach of the original with an up-to-date theoretical and policy perspective that makes it accessible to students and practitioners alike.

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Designed for courses in police administration, introduction to law enforcement, police organization, and police management.

Greater coverage of specific administrative and operational policies and practices, often illustrated with examples.

More on the role of the administrator in shaping direct delivery of police services by street-level officers. Plus unique coverage of police discipline. No other book discusses the philosophy and principles of discipline in such detail. (Ch. 12, and 14, 15)

Unique candid, in depth coverage of brutality, corruption, and issues of unnecessary force (Ch. 14, and also 12, 15)

WilsonÆs hallmark quality assurance inspections are expanded to meet the needs of community and problem oriented policing strategies. (See Ch. 13)

Strong coverage of the definition of police work (pgs. 44-50), analysis of police and politics (pgs. 63-81), the application of management theory to policing (pgs. 119-130), and application of the principles of personnel evaluation to policing (Ch. 10)

Over 95% of the text has been updated and revised.

Completely revised to reflect the role empirical research and social science principles now play in police practice (See pgs. 180-212). Plus a greater emphasis on the ôwhysö as well as the ôhowsö of policing.

Covers the need for police administrators to set specific standards (e.g., policies, rules) to guide behavior (Ch. 15, also 12, 14)

In depth discussion of police accountability, the ôindustry standard of careö, and the ways society enforces that standard through court decisions, enhanced civil liability, national and state accreditation, state standards and licensing commissions. (Ch 15, also 12, 14).

Community based and problem oriented policing have been given special emphasis (Ch. 16-17). as has the coverage of affirmative action legislation and policing (pages 276-298)

Book Description:

This is the long-awaited revision of the classic text in police administration. James Fyfe, Jack Greene, and Bill Walsh have revised the work of the late authors, Wilson and McLaren. Thorough updating of all information in response to users reviews has been done with a special emphasis placed on community-based policing. The revision combines the original ``nuts and bolts'' approach of the original text with theory in a way that makes the text more accessible to students and practitioners than its competitors.

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Wilson, O.W.; McLaren, Roy
Published by Mcgrawhill, 1963 (1963)
ISBN 10: 0070707243 ISBN 13: 9780070707245
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Mcgrawhill, 1963, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070707243

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