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Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management Don Lacher

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management

(First Edition)
By Don Lacher

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62661-746-9, 234 pages


Coming Soon
The Second Edition will be published Summer 2018. ISBN: 978-1-5165-2112-8

Don Lacher's Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management is a no-nonsense hands-on approach to many of the emerging issues facing law enforcement today. This book is a great resource for students and/or police officers who are trying to address such topics as police suicide, challenges of dealing with active shooters, impact of the legalization of marijuana on law enforcement, and the exponential increase in gang violence and drug trafficking. This is the first text book that I have seen that provides straightforward suggestions on how to approach these topics. It is without any hesitation or reservation that I would recommend this book to both the practitioner and the student. —Larry D. Hansen, Retired Police Chief, Lodi, California

I found the Lacher book to be a practical, readable and comprehensive book from a management prospective on contemporary issues in law enforcement ... my students truly enjoyed it.—Lou Gutierrez M.A., Assistant Chief

The anthology Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management offers a management perspective on issues related to law enforcement, corrections, and human resources.

The book provides insight into, as well as analysis of, internal and external issues within the criminal justice system. In addition, it gives readers a foundational understanding of the globalization of crime.

The readings in Unit One summarize and interpret the ways in which current issues in the field of criminal justice management impact organizations, personnel, and other stakeholders. This unit also provides analysis and critiques of the criminal justice system service delivery requirements.

In Unit Two, readers identify social and global issues in criminal justice from management’s point of view. They compare and contrast global, community, organizational and individual responses to these issues, and assess the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the criminal justice policies that are developed in response.

Each chapter includes discussion questions and end-of-chapter activities.

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management can be used in courses on criminal justice, police and corrections administration and management.

Teaching Resources
Adopting instructors will receive PowerPoint lectures.

Don Lacher earned a master's degree in organizational management from the University of La Verne, served the Monrovia Police Department for 31 years, and retired at the rank of captain. Professor Lacher served as the national chair of the Criminal Justice Management Program at the Union Institute and University and is currently vice president of instruction and training for Virtucom Solutions.

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