Justice Administration

Justice Administration : Police, Courts and Corrections Management

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For courses in Criminal Justice Administration and Police Administration.

Unlike other texts, this comprehensive, single-author volume addresses the administration of the three components of the justice system-police, courts, corrections-as well as other contemporary administrative areas and hot issues-e.g., ethics, terrorism, racial profiling, vehicle pursuits, gender bias and women in corrections. Focused on the primary people, concepts, terms, and reality of contemporary justice administration, it reflects 33 years of the author's hands-on, front-line experience as a police and corrections practitioner and administrator, planner, and educator.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 184 x 236 x 30mm | 879.98g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131123009
  • 9780131123007

Table of contents


1. The Study and Scope of Justice Administration.
2. Organization and Administration: Principles and Practices.

3. Police Organization and Operation.
4. Police Personnel Roles and Functions.
5. Police Issues and Practices.

6. Court Organization and Operation.
7. Court Personnel Roles and Functions.
8. Court Issues and Practices.

9. Corrections Organization and Operation.
10. Corrections Personnel Roles and Functions.
11. Community Corrections: Probation and Parole.
12. Corrections Issues and Practices.

13. Ethical Considerations.
14. Rights of Criminal Justice Employees.
15. Special Challenges: Discipline, Labor Relations, and Liability.
16. Financial Administration.
17. Technology Review.
18. Peeking Over the Rim: What Lies Ahead?
Appendix I: Related Web Sites.
Appendix II: Analects of Confucius and Machiavelli.
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About Kenneth J. Peak

Ken Peak is a full professor and former chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been named "Teacher of the Year" by the university's Honor Society. He served as chairman of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences from 1997 to 1999 and has served as president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators. He entered municipal policing in Kansas in 1970 and subsequently held positions as a nine-county criminal justice planner for southeast Kansas, director of a four-state Technical Assistance Institute for LEAH, director of university police at Pittsburg State University, and assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University. His earlier books include Policing America: Methods, Issues, Challenges (4th ed.), Policing Communities: Understanding Crime and Solving Problems-An Anthology (with R. Glensor and M. Correia), Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices (3d ed., with Ronald W. Glensor), Police Supervision (with Ronald W. Glensor and L. K. Gaines), Kansas Temperance: Much Ado About Booze, 1870-1920 (Sunflower University Press), and Kansas Bootleggers (with P. G. O'Brien, Sunflower University Press). He also has published more than 50 journal articles and additional book chapters. His teaching interests include policing, administration, victimology, and comparative justice systems. He holds a doctorate from the University of Kansas.
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