Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behaviors, 10th edition

  • Charles R. Swanson, 
  • Leonard J. Territo, 
  • Robert W. Taylor, 
  • John R. Liederbach

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Police Administration is a best-selling introduction to police organization and administration. It presents the complex procedures, politics and human relations issues confronting today's police supervisors and administrators. Devoted to providing a contemporary account, the authors make a strong yet balanced case regarding recent and significant changes in policing. Their decades of experience in law enforcement, training and teaching lend unique first-hand insight to their analyses.

The 10th Edition weighs the impact of a range of current issues on policing, including COVID-19 and social unrest aimed at police officers' use of deadly force. Numerous case studies, along with critical-thinking exercises in each chapter, will help you consider the practical application of theories from the text.

Published by Pearson (July 1st 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137981410

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Policing / Law Enforcement



  1. The Evolution of Police Administration
  2. Policing Today
  3. Intelligence, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
  4. Politics and Police Administration


  1. Organizational Theory
  2. Organizational Design
  3. Leadership
  4. Planning and Decision Making
  5. Human Resource Management


  1. Organizational and Interpersonal Communication
  2. Labor Relations
  3. Financial Management


  1. Stress and Police Personnel
  2. Legal Aspects of Police Administration
  3. Organizational Change

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