Printer Friendly

Police union power, politics, and confrontation in the 21st century; new challenges, new issues, 2d ed.

9780398078201

Police union power, politics, and confrontation in the 21st century; new challenges, new issues, 2d ed.

Ed. by Ron DeLord et al.

C.C. Thomas

2008

335 pages

$69.95

Hardcover

HV8143

This is a significantly reworked version of 1997's Police Association Power, Politics, and Confrontation (from the same publisher). Of the 47 chapters presented by the authors (the executive director of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas or CLEAT, a police union leader who has previously worked with CLEAT, and a pair of political consultants), only four have been retained from the previous work. The volume discusses the general characteristics of powerful police unions; explores leadership qualities, technical skills, financial management, membership mobilization, community coalition building, and image management as the building blocks of internal and external power; examines issues of political action, especially police union endorsements; considers news media relations, from working with reporters and holding press conferences to handling media crises; explores confrontation strategies for police unions; and discusses the current status of police unions in the United States. Also included are a number of US and international case studies examining political developments and particular incidents involving police unions.

([c]20082005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2008 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2008
Words:201
Previous Article:Police firearms instruction; problems and practices.
Next Article:Prison; cultural memory and dark tourism.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |