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Proactive Police Management (8th Edition) (Pearson Criminal Justice)

Proactive Police Management (8th Edition) (Pearson Criminal Justice)
Author: Edward A. Thibault Ph.D. - Lawrence M. Lynch - Bru
ISBN 13: 9780136093657
ISBN 10: 136093655
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-01-21
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
List Price: $156.00

Widely used throughout criminal justice and police science programs, this book emphasizes a contemporary and proactive approach to police management. Various police management styles are addressed throughout, from traditional scientific management to the behavioral/systems approach to the human relations approach. Its chapters take a realistic look at operational problems that can occur within a police department and how a consultative, proactive management style can help solve and resolve them. Fully updated in this edition, its goal is to reveal how proactive management techniques and new technology are revolutionizing police management today. Some new features include:

  • Includes new studies on female and gay and lesbian police officers

  • Covers dispersed leadership as a new concept for managers

  • Discusses new technologies being used in patrol operations

  • Includes the latest developments in intelligence-based policing

This book is used for training police supervisors and administrators and is required reading for civil service promotional examinations.


Provides a review, analysis, and synthesis of the various approaches to police management, including traditional scientific management, the behavioral/systems approach, and the human relations approach. Covers police subculture, basic organizational concepts, operating principles, proactive police leadership, managing the police organization, and collective bargaining. Includes questions, class projects, and key terms for each chapter. This third edition includes updated material on information management and career criminals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)