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., personnel administration, financial administration, rights and liabilities of criminal justice employees, and state-of-the-art technology in criminal justice. Focused on the primary people, concepts, terms, and reality of contemporary justice administration, it reflects 27 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 | 476 pages
  • 172.72 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130205397
  • 9780130205391

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. Rights of Criminal Justice Employees.
14. Special Challenges: Discipline, Labor Relations, and Liability.
15. Financial Administration.
16. Technology Review.
17. 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 was named "Teacher of the Year by the university's Honor Society, 1984-85. He served as chairman of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences from 1997 to 1999 and recently 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 LEAA, director of university police at Pittsburgh State University, and assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University. He has also served as acting director of public safety at the University of Nevada, Reno.

His earlier Prentice Hall books include Policing America: Methods, Issues, Challenges (3d ed., 2000) and Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices (2d ed., 1999, with Ronald W. Glensor). Other books include Police Supervision (with Ronald W. Glensor and Larry K. Gaines, 1999) and Kansas Bootlegger (with Patrick G. O'Brien, Sunflower University Press, Kansas State University, 1991). Two additional books, Kansas Temperance: Much Ado About Booze, 1870-1920 (Sunflower University Press) and Policing Communities: Understanding Crime and Solving Problems (an anthology, co-edited with R. Glensor and M. Correia, Roxbury Press), are in press. He also has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. His teaching interests include policing, administration and comparative justice systems. While residing in Kansas he received two gubernatorial appointments to statewide criminal justice committees. He has a doctorate from the University of Kansas.
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