Police Administration

Gary Cordner

in Criminology

ISBN: 9780195396607
Published online April 2011 | | DOI:
Police Administration

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Police administration refers to the organization and management of policing. The conceptual breadth of the term “police administration” is elastic. It can refer to how the policing function is organized at the national or societal level or more specifically to how individual police agencies and units are organized and managed. This bibliography leans in the latter, narrower direction, focusing primarily on the work that police administrators and managers do and on the behavior and activity that goes on within police organizations. The context in which the term “police administration” is used also creates an important distinction. The term refers both to the study of police organizations and to the practice of organizing and managing police. This is reflected in the literature on police administration and in this bibliography. Some works have a predominantly analytical and scientific orientation, while others are more policy and practice oriented. Of course the line between these two orientations is sometimes quite blurred. General Overviews, Foundational Studies, Memoirs and Reflections, Textbooks, Journals, and Professional Associations are general in nature, providing overviews, classics, memoirs, and useful sources of information. The remaining sections, arranged alphabetically, address specific components of police administration, from accountability to unions.

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Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Criminal Justice ; Criminology

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