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Law Enforcement and Justice Administration: Strategies for the 21st Century, Second Edition

Author(s): Clyde L. Cronkhite, PhD, Western Illinois University
  • ISBN-13: 9781449655167
  • Product With Access Code    428 pages      © 2013
Price: $226.95 US List
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Thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current events and information, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration: Strategies for the 21st Century, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive examination of the prevailing criminal justice organizations present in law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems. Using a realistic, field-based approach that combines theory with application, this text explores the operations, issues, and practices that administrators within criminal justice face today. This Second Edition blends historic administrative themes and concepts with contemporary issues and future trends. Throughout the text, the Contextual Themes Model (Organization, Employee Relations, Open Systems, Social Equity, Client-oriented Service) of criminal justice administration is provided to aid the readers in connecting the concepts of administration to key terms, theories, and ultimately to the application of the concepts.

Law Enforcement and Justice Administration: Strategies for the 21st Century, Second Edition is organized into three parts. Part I develops key concepts from the history of administrative practices and organizes them into the five Contextual Themes. Part II applies these administrative concepts to contemporary criminal justice administration using the Contextual Themes. Part III explores the application of the key concepts with discussions on the cutting-edge issues that face criminal justice administrators now and in the future.

Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the companion website, which features a variety of enaging and interactive study tools! (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here

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Features & Benefits

  • Now available in paperback!
  • Revised figures and tables and updated statistics throughout present the most current trends and data in criminal justice administration.
  • Contains new Current Status sections at the conclusion of chapters in Parts II and III summarizing the latest trends discussed.
  • Key terms and concepts listed at the end of each chapter familiarize readers with the language they will encounter at the administrative level. A compendium listing all terms and concepts is included at the end of the text for easy reference.
  • End of chapter review questions and activities encourage further participation and research.

Applicable Courses

Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Second Edition is written for the Criminal Justice Administration course and is appropriate at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses will also be titled Police Administration, Police Management, Administration of Justice, and Criminal Justice Organizations.

Part  I  Building Blocks of Criminal Justice Administration
  Chapter  1  Organizing the Historical Building Blocks of Administration into a Contextual Themes Model
  Chapter  2  The Industrial Era (1880s-1950s): Development of Organizations Functions and Employee Relations Administrative Themes
  Chapter  3  The Civil Rights Era (1960s-1970s): Development of Open Systems and Social Equity Themes
  Chapter  4  The Transition to the 21st-Century Era (1980-): Development of the Client-Oriented Service Theme and the Eclectic Perspective
  Chapter  5  The Application of the Contextual Theme Concepts in Law Enforcement
Part  II  Applying the Contextual Themes to Contemporary Criminal Justice Agencies
  Chapter  6  Connecting Criminal Justice Administration: Past to Present
  Chapter  7  Applying Organization Functions Concepts to the Administration of Contemporary Criminal Justice Agencies
  Chapter  8  Applying Employee Relations Concepts to the Administration of Contemporary Criminal Justice Agencies
  Chapter  9  Applying Open Systems Concepts to the Administration of Contemporary Criminal Justice Agencies
  Chapter  10  Applying Social Equity Theme Concepts to the Administration of Contemporary Criminal Justice Agencies
Part  III  Applying Contextual Themes of Administration to Future Criminal Justice Issues
  Chapter  11  Applying Client-Oriented Service to the Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies
  Chapter  12  Criminal Justice Administration and Diversity in the 21st Century
  Chapter  13  Criminal Justice Administration and Professional Ethics in the 21st Century
  Chapter  14  Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership in the 21st Century
  Chapter  15  Criminal Justice Administration and Cutting-Edge Issues in the 21st Century
  Appendix  Compendium of CJ Themes and Key Concepts
  Appendix  1  Milestones and Relationship to Contextual Themes
  Appendix  2A  Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Basic Police Training Curriculum
  Appendix  2B  Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Corrections Training Program
  Appendix  3  Example of Employee Evaluation Form
  Appendix  4  The Management Principles of the Los Angeles Police Department
  Appendix  5  Survey of the Residents

Clyde L. Cronkhite, PhD-Western Illinois University

Clyde Cronkhie is a professor and former Chair of the Department of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University (WIU). He was also a faculty member and Director of the Center for Administration of Justice at the University of Southern California (USC). He has served in all law enforcement ranks (officer through deputy chief with the Los Angeles Police Department and Chief of Police of the Santa Ana Police Department in California). Dr. Cronkhite was also Corporate Chief of Security for Columbia Finance in Beverly Hills. He received his doctorate and master degrees in public administration from USC. He is the author of several textbooks and has published more than forty articles on criminal justice related subjects. In addition to teaching and writing, he also lectures and consults regarding criminal justice issues (

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  • I congratulate you on the book and thank you for your committment to strengthening the leadership of the criminal justice agencies across the nation.

    -Robert Mueller, Director, FBI

  • I know it will be an outstanding resource for Special Agents and seasoned police chiefs who attend the National Academy.

    -John J. Miller, Assistant FBI Director

  • The book would be great for tests for police agencies and in applications in assesment career interviewing.

    -Paul Patti, President, Police Career and Promotion Services

  • 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. Cronkhite now fills the bill!

    -Peter W. Phillips, Ph.D., University of Texas-Tyler

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