"It is well written, well researched, provides great graphs/illustrations, and is easy to read and comprehend. It will be an enormous contribution to the field of administration. Texts which are as comprehensive as this are lacking and I believe students will learn a great deal from your research and thoughts."
~Darrell Ross, Western Illinois University
"This is absolutely the best treatment of CJ administration that I've ever had the pleasure to review The "contextual themes" notion is very helpful because it is often difficult for students to identify common threads when given material from disparate sources and several other texts are written with little connections between chapters and sections. For years I've used [another book] because I didn't feel there was an adequate CJ admin. book available for graduate classes. Cronkhite now fills the bill!"
~ Peter W. Phillips, Ph.D., University of Texas-Tyler
"I found this book to be very well researched, organized and timely. Every active and aspiring police manager or administrator should read and benefit from this book. I think this book would be especially valuable for persons wishing to promote to the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain, or Commander. It would also benefit civilian personnel in management or administration in criminal justice organizations. This book is the O.W. Wilson's Police Administration for the 21st century."
~Don First Commander (retired), Long Beach Police Department, California
“When you read as many as Criminal Justice Administration books I do the topics can be redundant, but I like this book’s quick and direct approach and the inclusion of rarely seen topics, such as the Open Systems Concept application, Social Equity, and others. The book would be great for tests for police agencies and in applications in assessment career interviewing; it fits in well with mid to upper management, Lt/Capt up to Deputy Chief and Chief (or Sheriff equivalents).”
~ Paul Patti, Police Career and Promotion Services LLC
"I congratulate you on the book and thank you for your commitment to strengthening the leadership of criminal justice agencies across the nation."
~ Robert Mueller, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
“As a former executive with the Los Angeles Police Department and New Your Police Department, I have a tremendous appreciation for the work you have done. Your examination of criminal justice administration from its earliest roots to the modern era is first-rate, and puts into context so many of the challenges administrators face on a daily basis. Your book will be a valuable asset to professors, students, and administrators alike. I plan to send this copy to our law enforcement library at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. I know it will be an outstanding resource for new Special Agents and seasoned police chiefs who attend the National Academy.”
~ John J. Miller, Assistant Director, Office of Public Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation
This book serves both the criminal justice practitioner and student. Knowing the author personally from being a former student, he is the definitive author for this well rounded text. Former Deputy Chief of the LAPD as well as Chief of Santa Ana, California Police, Dr. Cronkite has the education and experience, and it shows in this text. It focuses on the administrative side of the criminal justice system, not just police. It covers eras in management, strategies, and tactics for motivation as well. News examples and discussion questions make this useful for class text and also a must have for any reference in criminal justice.
~ Christopher D. James, B.A, B.S., Graduate Assistant, Tri-States Audio Information Service