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dc.contributor.authorCorporal, Rico ( )
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-27T18:15:51Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:15:21Z
dc.date.issued2004-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationCorporal, R. (2004). The bureaucratic process and the use of force at the Austin Police Department. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3621
dc.description.abstract

Graham Allison revolutionized the study of organizational theory with his book Essence of Decision. In Essence he develops three models that attempt to explain the bureaucratic processes and decision-making in government. Those models are termed the rational actor, organizational process, and bureaucratic politics models. Allison uses these models to explain President John F. Kennedy’s actions and decision-making during the Cuban Missile Crisis. That crisis began when the United States discovered that Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union, had placed missiles in Cuba. The Soviet strategy brought the United States and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war. Allison’s models have been tested by scholars in the context of presidential decision-making, international relations, and federal government bureaucracy.

This paper applies Allison’s bureaucratic politics model to the Austin Police Department’s decision-making process. Specifically, the bureaucratic politics model is used to analyze the decision process surrounding the suspension from duty of Officer Scott Glasgow for shooting and killing Jesse Lee Owens, a 20- year-old African American male.

This research does not focus on the shooting incident, but the bureaucratic processes used by the Austin Police Department in deciding to discipline Glasgow. For the most part Allison’s models have been used to analyze international events. This is its first use in a local criminal justice decision.

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dc.format.extent80 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2004.
dc.subjectBureaucracyen_US
dc.subjectForceen_US
dc.subjectAustinen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectPoliceen_US
dc.subjectDecision-makingen_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectSuspensionen_US
dc.subjectGlasgow, Scotten_US
dc.subjectLee, Jesseen_US
dc.titleThe Bureaucratic Process and the Use of Force at the Austin Police Departmenten_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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