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A Conflict of Rights: Public Safety and Abortion Clinic Conflict and ViolenceCode: 837Cost: $17Authors: Dennis Kenney, Dina Rose, Cristine Maglieri, Tara O'Connor Shelley, Melissa Reuland, and Deborah Lamm Weisel, 1999ISBN: 1-878734-62-8Pages: 368
This is the first and only publication that discusses the consequences of abortion-related conflict from the perspective of law enforcement. Two thirds of all jurisdictions in the United States with at least one known abortion provider have experienced actual abortion-related incidents - ranging from protests and demonstrations to murder - in the five years preceding publication. But few police departments train their officers or establish guidelines for officers to use when responding to abortion-related conflicts or violence. This project was funded with the support of the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation.
Beyond Command and Control: The Strategic Management of Police DepartmentsCode: 173Cost: $16.50ISBN: 1-878734-25-3Pages: 145
Police are expected to not only control crime, but also reduce fear, maintain order and manage social crises. Beyond Command and Control is a first step toward establishing a new police management orthodoxy - one that moves away from the traditional military command bureaucracy and toward a structure that fosters change and innovation. This new management philosophy borrows corporate strategies from the private sector to help define the goals of policing.
Challenge to Change: The 21st Century Policing ProjectCode: 836Cost: $10ISBN: 1-878734-59-8Pages: 64
As crime affects the economic vitality of cities throughout the United States, the ability of cities to fight and control crime must be improved. With just that in mind, Motorola and PERF engaged in a bold experiment to see how one private sector, quality improvement tool, called "process-mapping", could streamline internal operations in police departments. A Challenge to Change describes how eight police departments participated in the experiment, and the surprising results that came to the fore.
Citizen Review Resource ManualCode: 802Cost: $27.50ISBN: 1-878734-37-7Pages: 424
As more and more jurisdictions, large and small, establish review committees of community members in an effort to hold the police accountable for their actions, it is crucial that police leaders and policymakers be familiar with the policies and procedures in place across the country. In the Citizen Review Resource Manual, author Samuel Walker provides an overview of the state of citizen review, including a section of ordinances and statutes, executive and department orders, and other documents collected from more than 30 police departments nationwide.
Command Performance: Career Guide for Police Executives (Second Edition, 2015)Cost: $30ISBN: 978-1-934485-29-3Pages: 227
Command Performance: A Career Guide for Police Executives is PERF’s best-selling book. The second edition was written by Charlotte Lansinger, PERF’s Executive Search consultant. Ms. Lansinger has 28 years of experience helping local governments to conduct national searches for police chief candidates. At the same time, Ms. Lansinger helps police executives to plan their careers and apply for positions as police chiefs. Chapter titles include: Becoming a Chief in a Competitive Market; Planning Your Career; Political Influences; Managing the Process; The Resume, Cover Letter, and References; The Interview Process; Projecting the Proper Image; The Follow-Up Interview and Effective Negotiations; Elements of Compensation; Employment Agreements and Contracts; and Advice from the Pros. Command Performance also includes sample resumes and employment contracts.
Crime in Schools: Reducing Fear and Disorder with Student Problem SolvingCode: 830Cost: $24ISBN: 1-878734-58-XPages: 236
More metal detectors, school security personnel and other target-hardening approaches alone fail to make our schools safer. Crime in the Schools provides a student-oriented response that builds on the success of police problem-solving efforts. The authors outline a tested curriculum that empowers students to make creative uses of school, student, faculty and police resources to combat the fear and disorder problems many experience during the school day. The School Safety Program applies the police problem-solving model, used successfully in community policing efforts nationwide, to school situations.
Leadership Matters: Police Chiefs Talk About Their CareersCode: 812Cost: $25ISBN: 978-1-934485-09-5Pages: 152
This book is based on interviews with 25 experienced police chiefs regarding the lessons they have learned about performing the job of police chief. The book consists almost entirely of chiefs' quotations about the real-world pitfalls they have encountered, the sources of job satisfaction they have found, and the ways they deal with the stresses of the job. Topics include: preparing for the job of police chief how to decide whether a chief's position in a particular city is a good "fit" for you the challenges involved in applying for a chief's position making the transition to chief developing and empowering your command team working well with your mayor and other "bosses," the community, and your employees the elements of an effective news media strategy stepping up to racial issues the challenges faced by female police chiefs and measures of success.
Managing Innovation in Policing: The Untapped Potential of the Middle ManagerCode: 803Cost: $27.50ISBN: 1-878734-41-5Pages: 204
The conventional wisdom holds that middle managers are almost inevitably obstacles to strategic innovation, including community policing. In Managing Innovation in Policing, however, authors Geller and Swanger argue that, when properly motivated and supported, police middle managers have been and can be key players in policing reform. This book includes case studies of successful middle managers and suggestions for how police senior leaders, city officials and others can help position middle managers to voluntarily, proactively and effectively help implement community policing. Managing Innovation in Policing has become a popular text for community policing and command-level training courses.
Mapping Across Boundaries: Regional Crime AnalysisCode: 847Cost: $20ISBN: 1-878734-74-1Pages: 130
Mapping Across Boundaries: Regional Crime Analysis addresses the obstacles and answers in developing regional crime mapping. The 130-page report is a primer for police agency personnel and students of mapping who want to enhance crime control and prevention efforts. The book discusses how cross-boundary mapping can better reveal hot spots of crime that occur along jurisdictional boundaries or identify serial crimes by offenders operating in neighboring jurisdictions. The book provides guidance through case studies on a range of regional mapping models from central archiving systems to ambitious multi-agency consortia with common database structures and GIS platforms. This practical guide outlines for each case model how the mapping effort began how it was implemented decisions regarding software, hardware, data sharing and privacy agreements and how the cross-agency mapping has been used in practice. It highlights issues to consider in cross-agency collaborations and provides sources for additional resources, information, sample Memoranda of Understanding and other guidance on emerging regional crime analysis efforts.
Nature of Community Policing Innovations: Do the Ends Justify the Means?Code: 810Cost: $6.50ISBN: 1-878734-46-6Pages: 24
In The Nature of Community Policing Innovations, Authors Jihong Zhao and Quint Thurman use James Thompson's theory of organizational change as a theoretical framework to investigate the core mission of American policing. They first examine the prioritization of police functions and go on to address the relationship between these priorities and the means used to achieve them, particularly as they relate to community policing.
Police Management: Issues and PerspectivesCode: 265Cost: $17ISBN: 1-878734-28-8Pages: 380
This volume provides a comprehensive review of important issues facing police administrators in the 1990s. More than a dozen noted researchers and police administrators contributed to this unique anthology, including George Kelling, Elizabeth Watson, Larry Hoover, Victor Strecher, Dennis Kenney and Darrel Stephens. Police Management: Issues and Perspectives, used increasingly as a management text and required reading for promotional exams, systematically addresses the underlying, intractable problems that police agencies face.
Police Program EvaluationCode: 815Cost: $18ISBN: 1-878734-54-7Pages: 260
It's a challenge police professionals face daily - how to determine if programs and tactics are effective. Meaningful program evaluation often requires going beyond piecemeal observations or simple "before and after" comparisons. Police Program Evaluation, an edited volume from PERF and the Sam Houston State University, provides substantive articles covering various aspects of police program evaluation such as evaluating tactical patrol and criminal investigations. The authors present valuable information on types of evaluations and different ways of collecting and analyzing data, all in language accessible to both experienced researchers and those engaging in program evaluation for the first time.
Police Pursuits: What We KnowCode: 845Cost: $20ISBN: 1-878734-66-0Pages: 212
Police Pursuits: What We Know is based on extensive data from four diverse sites and a national survey, and examines the issue not only from the police perspective, but from the perspectives of the public and offenders as well. The book also summarizes and builds on some key prior research, examines liability and risk-management issues, and makes specific policy recommendations for police agencies. With this book in hand, police professionals and policymakers will have the information they need to create policies that truly serve the best interests of the public, and further the police mission to protect citizens' lives and safety.
Police Response to the Homeless: A Status ReportCode: 207Cost: $20ISBN: 1-878734-31-8Pages: 312
The Police Response to the Homeless elaborates on the various conflicts police officers face in trying to fulfill their obligations to protect individual rights and provide for the needs of those living on the nation's streets, while also responding to the demands of the community at large. Authors Plotkin and Narr report the findings of surveys and on-site studies of police departments across the country, clarifying current police attitudes toward and responses to he homeless.
Problem-Oriented Policing: Crime-Specific Problems, Critical Issues and Making POP Work (Volume 1)Code: 831Cost: $27ISBN: 1-878734-60-1Pages: 430
This publication reflects the collective knowledge from police officers, academicians and other experts about problem-oriented policing. It is the first in a series that highlights information shared at previous annual POP Conferences by practitioners and academicians with expertise in three areas: crime-specific problems, critical issues and practices, and the challenges of making problem-solving work. Authors include such national leaders as Scott Decker, Malcolm Klein, Sam Walker, Jack Greene, Ron Clarke and Gary Cordner.
Problem-Oriented Policing: Crime-Specific Problems, Critical Issues and Making POP Work (Volume 2)Code: 840Cost: $29ISBN: 1-878734-70-9Pages: 412
The second in the problem-solving series, this book focuses on practical problem-solving efforts that resolve long-term issues in addressing community problems. It focuses on such issues as domestic violence, repeat burglaries, the role of investigators in community policing, crime mapping and other concerns of police professionals and community problem solvers. It is an excellent reader for classroom and training forums.
Problem-Oriented Policing: Crime-Specific Problems, Critical Issues and Making POP Work (Volume 3)Code: 846Cost: $30ISBN: 1-878734-72-5Pages: 246
The third in the problem-solving series, this book focuses on emerging issues in addressing community problems. It focuses on such issues as hate crimes, stalking, crime in public housing, public disorder and other issues of concern to police problem solvers.
Problem-Oriented Policing: Crime-Specific Problems, Critical Issues and Making POP Work (Volumes 1-3)Cost: Member: $65, Nonmember: $75
Recognizing Value in Policing: The Challenge of Measuring Police PerformanceCode: 850Cost: $22ISBN: 1-878734-76-8Pages: 160
As police resources are being stretched to their limits, there is renewed pressure to evaluate what our police agencies are doing well, and whether we are using the right measures to determine their effectiveness. Mark Moore and his colleagues, with support from the Sloan Foundation, provide researchers, policymakers, police professionals and citizens the insight and tools to better assess what they should value in law enforcement services, and how to better measure police performance. Recognizing Value in Policing explores seven valuable goals of policing and demonstrates how traditional measures have been inadequate to assess police effectiveness on so many dimensions. The publication provides very concrete advice to those thinking about strategic reforms for their police agency - reforms that will improve how the department's professionals do their jobs and better serve individuals and society. Working with numerous criminal justice practitioners and conducting research in several cities, Moore has created a framework that represents the latest thinking about measuring police performance. This publication has been used in PERF's Senior Management Institute for Police and other classes and trainings.
Selecting a Police Chief: A Handbook for Local GovernmentCost: $40Pages: 188
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This comprehensive book shows you how to recruit, select, and appoint a police chief who will be a leader, a team player, and a true professional. Learn how to involve the community without losing control of the selection process, how to attract a strong police executive, and how to develop a good relationship right from the beginning. Many examples and a step-by-step description of a successful police chief recruitment.
Solving Crime and Disorder Problems: Current Issues, Police Strategies and Organizational TacticsCode: 849Cost: $29ISBN: 1-878734-75-XPages: 208
Solving Crime and Disorder Problems: Current Issues, Police Strategies and Organizational Tactics is dedicated to innovations in police problem solving. The 11 chapters each use a case study to identify effective problem-solving strategies to deal with issues such as racially biased policing, sexual assaults, drug and disorder problems, field training, crime mapping, response to people with mental illness, and more. This book is written for police professionals, criminal justice academicians and students looking for innovative ways in which the problem-solving model has been applied. Broken into three sections that deal with applying problem-oriented policing to current issues, police strategies and organizational tactics, each case study offers a successful approach law enforcement departments have used to address seemingly intractable problems within their communities. Reviewed and edited by problem-solving experts, Solving Crime and Disorder Problems is appropriate for police professionals interested in community problem solving and for classroom, promotion exam and training uses. This publication was supported in part by a grant from Global Software Inc.
Tired Cops: The Importance of Managing Police FatigueCode: 844Cost: $20ISBN: 1-878734-67-9Pages: 190
Police fatigue is a common and potentially lethal problem that largely has been ignored until now. In Tired Cops, Bryan Vila, Ph.D., a prominent police researcher with 17 years of law enforcement experience, reports important findings from his NIJ-sponsored research with PERF on police fatigue. Vila explores potential links between fatigue and officer accidents, injuries, illnesses and misconduct. The PERF publication, supported by the National Sleep Foundation, also provides police executives with the background they need to start managing fatigue, and gives officers and their families insight into this long overlooked occupational hazard. This book is recommended for agencies reviewing their shift work, overtime and other problems exacerbated by the events of September 11, 2001.
Under Fire: Gun Buy-Backs, Exchanges and Amnesty ProgramsCode: 805Cost: $20ISBN: 1-878734-47-4Pages: 234
Frustrated by gun violence, communities nationwide have turned to gun buybacks, exchanges and amnesty programs to address gun-related crime. But are these programs effective? What outcomes should be measured to determine their success? How do they fit into the larger issue of violence prevention? Under Fire brings together the views of researchers, community organizers, police practitioners, and public health professionals to assess how gun buybacks, exchanges and amnesty programs are promoted, implemented, evaluated, and perceived.