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A new edited volume “Police Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives” by Prof. Paresh Wankhade, Professor of Leadership and Management and Prof. David Weir, Visiting Professor at the Business School explores the key management challenges for the 21st century policing. This is the first in the three volume series edited by Prof. Wankhade on the management of the emergency services (ambulance, fire & rescue and police) being published by Springer Publications New York. This book deals with key management issues including leadership development, risk management, accountability, resilience, organisational culture, equality and diversity and future perspectives against the backdrop of severe budgetary cuts. The volume provides a broader management understanding of the police services which would be of equal interest to a wide audience including students, academics, practitioners, professionals including the leadership & management practitioners in police forces without compromising the rigour and scholarship of the content in bringing an international perspective to the current debates.

This volume provides a mature understanding of an important public service. This volume will appeal to a range of students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) studying organisational theory as well as social sciences, sociology, economics and politics, community engagement, emergency planning and disaster management. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practise of strategic and operational management of police services and the related professional and policy aspects. For a large number of staff working in the emergency care settings, the growing calls for professionalisation of the service (through closer links with HEIs) and the recognition to reflect on their own personal development, this volume seeks to provide an authoritative source on the management of the police services addressing the knowledge gaps.

One of the highlights of this volume is to bring together top-quality scholarship using experts- academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, to each of the chosen topics. The contributors are well regarded for the expertise in their fields and range from senior academics, chief constables, serving and ex-police officers & police staff, and independent practitioners. To bring them all together is a key highlight of this volume and to this end this is a book by the people who lead and manage the police services and their opinions is important in informing the policy and guiding the practice. This volume will equally appeal to a growing audience of independent practitioners and consultants, both in the UK and working around the world.


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