Changing Police Managers’ Attitudes towards Participative Management: Translating Research-based Knowledge into Practical Solutions

  • Brigitte Steinheider
  • Todd Wuestewald
  • Armin Pircher-Verdorfer


There is consensus among scholars of the police that law enforcement remains a very traditionally organized enterprise. Originally modeled along military lines, police administrative practice came to embrace highly bureaucratic principles that stressed rigid hierarchy, uniformity, and autocratic decision-making (Cowper 2000; Mastrofski 1998).


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  • Brigitte Steinheider
  • Todd Wuestewald
  • Armin Pircher-Verdorfer

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