Police Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy has become the dominant form of social organization within police departments for its promise to control police behavior. The early structures and

processes adopted during the professional phase—that largely persist today—were informed by a theory of human motivation and a particular view of the organization that

have been challenged and modified in recent years. This emerging theory of human motivation and view of the organization (with respect to its external environment) has

implications for police administration. In fact, each of these competing theories and views hold different assumptions regarding human motivation and perspectives

regarding the factors that shape agency performance. Identify and explain the competing theories of human motivation and views of the agency, while describing the

implications that these assumptions/views have for police administration.

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