Managing and Leading Today's Police: Challenges, Best Practices, Case Studies, 4th edition

  • Kenneth Peak, 
  • Larry K. Gaines, 
  • Ronald W. Glensor

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Managing and Leading Today's Police takes a problem-solving approach to modern police leadership. It provides a comprehensive insider's view into the challenging work of police leaders at all levels of management. The authors draw on their extensive practical experience to critique the organizational, personnel and operational issues facing police agencies and to assert “what works” in contemporary police management.

The 4th Edition is a major revision, moving from a supervision to a management perspective. It covers new policing strategies, methods and technologies transforming the field and demanding new knowledge of police supervisors, managers and leaders. Extensive new discussion on police accountability examines constitutional policing and procedural justice, in connection with recent events challenging police use of force against unarmed minorities.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137403219

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Policing / Law Enforcement


1. Leading and Managing Today's Police: Challenges and Opportunities
2. The Dynamics of Police Organizations: Structure and Theories
3. Leadership and Motivation: What Works
4. Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution
5. Human Resource Management: The Foundation for an Effective Police Department
6. Officers' Rights, Discipline, and Liability: A Legal and Policy-Driven Framework
7. Leadership Roles in Labor Relations: "Navigating the Waters" of Police Unionization
8. Financial Administration: "Doing More with Less" Since the Great Recession
9. Ethics and Accountability: Building a Culture of Integrity and Trust
10. Community Policing and Problem-Solving: Addressing Crime and Disorder
11. Officer Wellness, Safety, and Stress: Identifying and Managing Harms
12. Police Productivity: Improving Performance
13. Managing Homeland Security and Critical Events
14. Technologies for the Tasks: Tools for Today's Police Leaders

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