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by Patrick O'Hara




Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail looks carefully at just that issue. Constant negative headlines call into question the ability of U.S. law enforcement to manage itself effectively in a democratic, diverse society. By analyzing a variety of cases, the author shows how crises occur regularly along common structural and cultural fault lines in police agencies at every level of government.The exploration of what handicaps the law enforcement agency goes far beyond bureaucratic bungling to examine deep-seated structural and cultural elements of organization. Symptoms such as institutional racism, sexual harassment, and racial profiling are seen as outgrowths of structural-cultural characteristics in law enforcement organizations whose power is often independent of larger social forces. Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail provides tools for spotting malignant individuals, highlighting perverse incentives, isolating and neutralizing deviant cultures, recognizing policy inertia, and confronting bankrupt philosophies.By helping current and future law enforcement personnel better understand the lay of the land, this book provides a pragmatic guide for dealing with crises, preventing their recurrence, and restoring the legitimacy of the police in the communities they serve. This book is an excellent addition to any class on police organization and management, criminal justice policy, or police-community relations.
Download Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail: Mapping the Organizational Fault Lines in Policing epub
ISBN: 1594600848
ISBN13: 978-1594600845
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Patrick O'Hara
Language: English
Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr (August 30, 2005)
Pages: 228 pages
ePUB size: 1750 kb
FB2 size: 1443 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Qiahmagha
I had to buy this for a class I am taking and didn't expect to like it, but I really do. It is interesting to learn the background behind the stories that we have heard about and to learn additional stories including what went wrong and right.
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Bludsong
This book has introduced me to many cases that I never heard of. The witing is clear and makes you want to research even more. I've had the pleasure of taking class with Professor O'Hara twice and he pushes me to work harder and that's rewarding.