|Administration, Management & Supervision
Barlow, David E. and Barlow, Melissa Hickman (2000). POLICE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY: AN AMERICAN STORY. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, ISBN: 157766129X
Unique in its presentation of traditional police-related topics from a multicultural perspective, this illuminating work gives voice to the historically marginalized in order to shed a penetrating light on the real world of policing. Police-society relations are discussed from the perspective of minority police officers as well as members of the communities served, providing a dimension often overlooked in police studies. In tapping traditionally neglected resources and viewpoints, the authors hope to achieve long-needed insights into police theory, research, and practice. The authors draw on their personal and professional experiences to give readers a greater appreciation for how lived experiences shape perceptions of the police and their assigned role in society. Their narrative style brings to life the world views of African Americans, Native Americans, women, and gays and lesbians in modern American society. (From the publisher)
Blum, Lawrence N. (2000). FORCE UNDER PRESSURE: WHY COPS LIVE AND WHY THEY DIE. New York: Lantern Books, ISBN: 1930051123
Lawrence Blum describes the sources of danger, injuries, and victory to police officers in a down-to-earth, readable style. Blum’s man point is that there are missing “ingredients” in the training and socialization of police officers. In his book, these ingredients include techniques and tools to condition the officer’s decision-making and concentration during conditions of emergency; internal controls necessary to maintain the will to survive; and aids that will prevent officers being defeated by any threat. Blum offers tools to help police officers cope with unanticipated or rapidly changing encounters. (Editors of amazon.com)
Brown, Jennifer M. and Heidensohn, Frances (2000). GENDER AND POLICING: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES. New York: St. Martin’s Press, ISBN: 0312233086
This is the first book to offer a comprehensive and wide-ranging survey of women’s role in policing, drawing both on the authors’ original comparative research and on the questions, theories and findings raised by the existing literature. Within a global and historically sensitive framework, the book explores such themes as the gender dimension of policing, the representation of policewomen, the extent to which different national traditions diverge or converge, the strategies adopted by policewomen and their colleagues or organizations in order to address the particular problems and challenges that their roles raise. (From the publisher)
Crawshaw, Ralph and Holmström, Leif (2001). ESSENTIAL TEXTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THE POLICE: A COMPILATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS. Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Law International, ISBN: 9041115579
Human rights law protects the rights and freedoms of individuals and groups within societies. Police officials are uniquely placed to ensure respect for, and secure protection of, those rights and freedoms. Those who exercise power on behalf of the people they serve need to be aware of the human rights standards they are required to meet, and the best practice in their fields of activity. Essential Texts on Human Rights for the Police is divided into three parts, each one with an introduction outlining the scope and contents of the instruments. Part I includes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and universal treaties, Part II regional treaties, and Part III non-treaty instruments. In all, 24 international instruments are reproduced. (From the publisher)
Henry, Vincent E. (2002). THE COMPSTAT PARADIGM: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY IN POLICING, BUSINESS AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR. Flushing, N.Y.: Looseleaf Law Publications, ISBN: 1889031151
Everyone in criminal justice, policing and business has heard the buzz about Compstat and its stunning success in New York City. Now, one of the men who was there at the beginning has written the definitive book on the innovative system. “The Compstat Paradigm” chronicles and explores in depth Compstat’s overall management dynamic, while dispelling the many misconceptions about it. Henry’s book is a must for police administration and management classes, and any department, large or small, that needs the best crime reduction method there is. (From the publisher)
Hoover, Larry T., et al. (2001). ENDURING, SURVIVING, AND THRIVING AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE. Springfield, Ill.: C.C. Thomas Publisher, ISBN: 0398071160
The purpose of this book is to provide a guide to future and present police chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement executives on how to survive and ultimately thrive in a job that is becoming increasingly difficult to handle. The book examines law enforcement survival from three perspectives: demands upon the individual, demands from within the police department, and external/environmental pressures. It will also assist police executives in sorting through important leadership and management issues, such as dealing with the media, behaving as a professional, becoming more involved in the community, placing effective new policing procedures within the department while eliminating former procedures, and dealing with roles, leadership, missions, management, planning and budgeting, associations, and quality policing. (From the publisher).
Kraska, Peter B. (2001). MILITARIZING THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: CHANGING ROLES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND THE POLICE. Boston, Mass: Northeastern University Press, ISBN: 1555534759
Controlling threats to national security has long been the mission of the U.S. military, while civilian law enforcement has dealt with domestic problems of crime, illegal drugs, and internal disorder. This groundbreaking collection argues persuasively that the conventional distinctions between these two forces are becoming blurred and considers the far-reaching consequences of the disquieting trend to militarize the nation’s criminal justice system. The contributors examine the historical and current interrelationships between the military and police, illuminating such areas as the ideological similarities between waging “real wars” and fighting the wars on drugs and crime, the reshaping of the military’s role after the end of the Cold War, the rapidly growing influence of advanced military technology in civilian society, and the adaptation of military models such as boot camps and SWAT teams in policing and corrections. (From the publisher)
McDonald, Phyllis P. and Greenberg, Sheldon. (2002). MANAGING POLICE OPERATIONS: IMPLEMENTING THE NEW YORK CRIME CONTROL MODEL, COMPSTAT. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Pub., ISBN: 0534539912
This text is a descriptive presentation of how the largest and most influential police department in the nation, the NYPD, has significantly reduced crime over the last 10 years. CompStat (computer comparison statistics systems) is a critical tool in implementing the community policing model. The foreword is written by former New York City police commissioner William J. Bratton.
Shusta, Robert M. (2002). MULTICULTURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT: STRATEGIES FOR PEACEKEEPING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, ISBN: 013033409X
From a diverse team of writers whose expertise spans law enforcement and cross-cultural relations, comes a book with comprehensive coverage of sensitive topics and issues related to diversity and multiculturalism facing police today and in the 21st century. It contains insightful as well as practical information and guidelines on how law enforcement professionals can work effectively with diverse cultural groups, both inside their organizations as well as in the community. Focusing on the cross-cultural and racial contact that police officers and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects, and co-workers from diverse backgrounds, this book contains information on racial profiling, hate crimes, community-based policing, undocumented immigrants and immigrant women, urban dynamics, and gays and lesbians in law enforcement. (From the publisher).
Vila, Bryan (2000). TIRED COPS: THE IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING POLICE FATIGUE. Washington, D.C.: The Police Executive Research Forum, ISBN: 1878734679
Fatigue is a problem. Fatigue impairs cognitive skills and motor coordination, leads to accidents, increases health costs, lowers productivity and, if one considers the discretionary powers of the police, may lead to a treatment of citizens that undermines public safety and justice, and may lead to costly civil liability suits. It will be difficult, after this small book has reached its audience, to ignore fatigue as problem for policing. The argument is convincing, coherent, empirically supported, informed by a profound understanding of police culture and work, and policy-relevant. This is an important book, and managers will ignore it at their peril. (Law Enforcement News)