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Test Preparation & Seminar Guide for Effective Police Leadership Paperback – August 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1932777277 ISBN-10: 193277727X Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc; 2 edition (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193277727X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932777277
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,912,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thomas E. Baker served as a Lt. Col. (Ret.) United States Army Reserve Military Police Corps, Special Agent, and Commander with United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. He also served as a University professor for many years.

His civilian experience includes former police officer for Henrico County Police, Richmond, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland. His service includes assignments as an Intelligence Officer and Undercover Officer in the Vice, Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit.
His previous professional experience includes service in the Virginia Community College System as an associate professor, Child Supervisor, and teacher for the Diagnostic Center for Children, Bon Air, Virginia, and Children's Supervisor Richmond, Virginia Detention Center.

His academic degrees include A. A. Social Science/Law Enforcement; B.S. Social Welfare/Criminal Justice, M. S. Rehabilitation Counseling/Corrections, Virginia Commonwealth University; M. Ed. Sports Science, and M.S. Health and Educational Administration, East Stroudsburg University; CAGS Psychology and Counseling, Marywood University; advanced study adult education, Pennsylvania State University, and educational leadership, Temple University.

He is the author of over 180 publications that have appeared in professional journals and has presented research at national meetings. His journal articles include publications in The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations: International Journal, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, The Journal of Police Practice, Research: An International Journal, and Forensic Examiner.

He has served as an editorial reviewer for Police and Criminal Psychology, Journal of Criminal Justice, American Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, and FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

Prof. Baker published his first book, Effective Police Leadership: Moving Beyond Management, 2000, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc., 3nd ed., 2011. He then published a second book, Introductory Criminal Analysis: Crime Prevention and Intervention Strategies, Pearson/Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, 2005. Moreover, he published his third book, Intelligence-Led Policing: Leadership, Strategies, and Tactics, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. These books include related instructor manuals and enhanced PowerPoint presentations. A fourth book, Police Suicide: Prevention, Assessment & Intervention, was published in 2012, Looseleaf Law Publications.

Prof. Baker published his first novel, The Siesta Key Awakening, in 2010. Tom has a new book, Positive Police Leadership: Problem-Solving Planning, released 10 May 2012, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. This text includes an Instructor Seminar Guide and 550-slide PowerPoint presentation for trainers and instructors who adopt the book.

Prof. Baker published numerous book articles in encyclopedias. To cite a few: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice, Encyclopedia of Historical and Notorious Personalities, Encyclopedia of Police Science, and Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for Library Services and Professional Journals.

Prof. Baker regularly teaches: S/CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice, S/227 Organized Crime Patterns, CJ 237 Investigative Process, CJ 238 Police Criminalistics, CJ 230 Crime Prevention, S/CJ 234 Criminal Justice Management, S/CJ 232 Public Safety Administration, and CJ 239 Introductory Criminal Analysis.
His research focus includes criminal investigative analysis, criminal investigation, terrorism, police leadership, organized crime, police leadership, community-oriented and problem-solving policing, police forensics, and criminal and intelligence analysis.

Prof. Baker serves as a police consultant to local law enforcement agencies, police administration, police testing, and Department of Justice's COPS grants. His personal interests include eight Blackboard websites, PowerPoint in the classroom and freelance writing.

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This book will put you at the top of the list. It did for for me! I was number ONE on my police department's list for promotion to Lieutenant. I'm also a 20 year Police Academy veteran instructor. This book gave me fresh, new ideas for the classroom. Baker's education and experience in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, both classroom and street experience continues to amaze me when he reduces it to writing! The Best!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TXson on June 16, 2011
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First, the study guide is missing Appendix E, which is the section containing the answers to the objective questions. Its possible this is a result of it being the Kindle edition, or it could just be a further example of a terrible book. There is a question about the PRICE system, but that system is never mentioned in the main book (I triple checked using the Kindle search feature). There is a question about the Parmeto Principle where the order of the correct answer is inconsistent with how the order is asked in the question. The links for each chapter are broken. The formatting is sloppy. The first three chapters in the guide don't list what chapter number it is, just the topic of the chapter. This is fixed from chapter 4 onwards.

The study guide actually made me feel less confidant about my grasp of the material than after I read the book. There's a 50/50 chance you may feel you wasted your money after purchasing this study guide. While I wish I could get my $9.99 back, I'd rather have my time instead.
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