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Clyde L. Cronkhite

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Dr. Clyde L. Cronkhite rose through the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department to retire at the rank of Deputy Chief.  During his post-LAPD career, he worked as the Chief of Police for the Santa Ana Police Department; Chief of Security for Columbia Finance and the Director of the Center for Justice, University of Southern California.  With a Doctorate from USC in Public Administration, he is a professor and former Chair of the Department of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration, Western Illinois University.  Dr. Clyde L. Cronkhite is the author of three text books, including Criminal Justice Administration: Strategies for the 21st Century and The Magic & Mystery of Johnny Copper.

According to the book description, “Thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current events and information, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the prevailing criminal justice organizations present in law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems. Using a realistic, field-based approach that combines theory with application, this text explores the operations, issues, and practices that administrators within criminal justice face today. This Second Edition blends historic administrative themes and concepts with future trends. It is the author’s intent to encourage practitioners and students to take an active stand in developing strategies to enhance the future of administration in Law Enforcement, in the Courts, and in Corrections. Throughout the text, five Contextual Themes are developed to aid the students in connecting the concepts of administration to key terms, and ultimately to the application of the concepts.

According to the book description of Law Enforcement And Justice Administration: Strategies For The 21St Century, it  "thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current events and information, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the prevailing criminal justice organizations present in law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems. Using a realistic, field-based approach that combines theory with application, this text explores the operations, issues, and practices that administrators within criminal justice face today. This Second Edition blends historic administrative themes and concepts with future trends. It is the authors intent to encourage practitioners and students to take an active stand in developing strategies to enhance the future of administration in Law Enforcement, in the Courts, and in Corrections. Throughout the text, five Contextual Themes are developed to aid the students in connecting the concepts of administration to key terms, and ultimately to the application of the concepts."

According to the book description of The Magic & Mystery of Johnny Copper, "A book for those who are teenagers, are about to be teenagers, were teenagers, are parents of teenagers, grew up performing magic, and just enjoy magic and mystery. In this adventure story, readers are introduced to innovative methods of overcoming challenges faced by young people today. The story of Jonathon Koppervich (his friends call him Johnny Copper for short) involves a teenager who transfers to a new school. The transfer is the result of his dad's promotion from police officer to detective--which causes the family to move to a new area of the city. Johnny finds ways to win friends as well as startle adversaries by performing magic and applying some investigative techniques learned from his relatives. Part 1 places readers right in the middle of today's school environment. They experience the challenges faced by today's teenagers----from being bullied to just fitting into today's youthful culture. The methods used by Johnny Copper to deal with these challenges are adventuresome, yet practical. The book is both fictional and nonfictional. Although Johnny is a fictional character, he is a composite of many young people today. The challenges he faces are real as well as his magic and detective approaches. Part 2 provides detailed instructions on how Johnny accomplishes his magic in Part 1, from close-up sleight-of-hand to stage illusions---magic which teaches diligence, dexterity, the importance of practice and how to relate to people--all necessary in most of life's endeavors. Readers can go to a website and have access to YouTube videos of Copper's magic being performed. Throughout the book references are made to real locations, publications, and websites where readers can go for additional information and assistance. Readers can also suggest challenges they would like Copper to confront and magic to perform in his adventure by going to a website and leaving Johnny a message."

 

 

 

 

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