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Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail: Mapping the Organizational Fault Lines in Policing Paperback – August 30, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr (August 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594600848
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594600845
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"...a must read for any law enforcement executive trying to understand the dynamics of organizational structures and systems." -- Chief John F. Timoney, Miami Police Department

"...a rare find. This is...bound to have an impact beyond the semester in which it is read." -- Harald Otto Schweizer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminology, California State University-Fresno, 2005

"...defects in...organizations begin to emerge with shocking clarity.... [Provides] the tools necessary to change...errors of the past." -- ACJS Today, 2006

"A must reading.... O’Hara’s volume is an insightful and important contribution to the field." -- Eli B. Silverman, Professor Emeritus, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Author of NYPD Battles Crime: Innovative Strategies in Policing

"This...should be required reading so that present and future law enforcement managers can better understand and address organizational dysfunctions." -- Michael C. Walker, Police Director, City of Paterson (New Jersey) Police; Assistant Professor, Passaic County Community College

About the Author

Patrick O’Hara is a professor in the Master of Public Administration Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Joanne on October 7, 2008
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This book has introduced me to many cases that I never heard of. The witing is clear and makes you want to research even more. I've had the pleasure of taking class with Professor O'Hara twice and he pushes me to work harder and that's rewarding.
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