Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections Management, Fifth Edition, is the only single-author book of its kind: exploring administration from a systems perspective and examining the organization, operation, personnel roles, functions, issues and practices of the police, courts, and corrections. Drawing on the author’s 35 years of experience, the text offers an authentic and unique real -world perspective. This revision incorporates more than 30 case studies, discussions of future considerations, articles from Law Enforcement News and a new chapter on terrorism and homeland defense. Updated material addresses topics such as the Prison Litigation Reform Act, probation-police partnerships, computer crime and probation, and new technologies.
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Ken Peak is a full professor and former chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been named "Teacher of the Year" by the university's Honor Society. He served as chairman of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences from 1997 to 1999 and has served as president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators. He entered municipal policing in Kansas in 1970 and subsequently held positions as a nine-county criminal justice planner for southeast Kansas, director of a four-state Technical Assistance Institute for LEAH, director of university police at Pittsburg State University, and assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University. His earlier books include Policing America: Methods, Issues, Challenges (4th ed.), Policing Communities: Understanding Crime and Solving Problems—An Anthology (with R. Glensor and M. Correia), Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices (3d ed., with Ronald W. Glensor), Police Supervision (with Ronald W. Glensor and L. K. Gaines), Kansas Temperance: Much Ado About Booze, 1870-1920 (Sunflower University Press), and Kansas Bootleggers (with P. G. O'Brien, Sunflower University Press). He also has published more than 50 journal articles and additional book chapters. His teaching interests include policing, administration, victimology, and comparative justice systems. He holds a doctorate from the University of Kansas.From the Back Cover:
This fourth edition of Justice Administration continues to serve as the only single-author book of its kind, exploring the entire administrative spectrum of criminal justice, police, courts, and corrections; included are chapters on personnel and financial administration, rights of criminal justice employees, technology, discipline and liability°, and futures. Key Terms and Concepts and chapter learning objectives have been added to this edition, appearing at the beginning of each chapter. Furthermore, boxed articles from Law Enforcement News and other sources are interspersed throughout the book.
More than 30 case studies are disseminated throughout the text and challenge the reader to address real-world problems. A chapter on ethics has been added, as well as chapter sections dealing with terrorism, racial profiling, school violence, vehicle pursuits. judicial selection, jury administration, gender bias, and women in corrections.
The author has held several administrative and academic positions in a criminal justice career spanning more than 30 years; thus, this book's chapters contain a palpable "real world" flavor not found in most textbooks.
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