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Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement,9780135071526
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Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780135071526

ISBN10:
0135071526
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/11/2011
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This book provides a clear, concise, realistic, and up-to-date blueprint for successful police management. Drawing on decades of experience as practitioners, consultants, trainers and researchers, the authors fully reflect current theory and practice, while accurately capturing the #x1C;feel#x1D; of real-world law enforcement management. They focus on organizational behavior to promote a deeper understanding of both the police organization as a whole, as well as key interactions among officers, managers, and the community. This edition integrates the latest research, and presents all-new chapters on performance-based management and organizational development. It offers expanded coverage of leadership, team-building, stress management, and many other topics; as well as 39 new cases. Some key features to the new edition include: 39 new cases, 100+ new research references, and 58 new or revised Further Readings listings All-new chapter on Performance-Based Management#x13;showing how to create work environments that enable employees to continuously improve All-new chapter on Developing Effective Organizations-including coverage of systematically building better teams and achieving better performance throughout the organization This book is#xA0;for professionals in law enforcement that hold these positions: Chief, Assistant Chief, Commander, Major, Captain, Lieutenant, Watch Commander, Sheriff, and Assistant Sheriff.

Table of Contents

1. Police Organization: Evolving Strategies

2. Dynamics of Management: Managers and Organizational Behavior

3. Leadership: The Integrative Variable

4. Personality: Understanding the Complexity of Human Behavior in the Organization

5. Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes: Determinants of Human Behavior

6. Motivation: The Force Behind Behavior

7. Stress in Organizational Life: Its Nature, Causes, and Control

8. Conflict: Nature, Causes, and Management

9. Decision-Making: The Essential Element in Applied Management

10. Power: Nature and Use

11. Communication: The Vital Process

12. Groups and Team Work: Human Dynamics at Work

13. Change: Coping with Organizational Life

14. Performance-Based Management: Guiding Principles

15. Developing Effective Organizations: Techniques for Improving Performance



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