About the author: Dr. Vincent C. Wincelowicz is the Chair for Public Security Management at the Community College of Denver and an independent consultant. He received his B.A. in history from Richmond College, City University of New York, his M.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and his doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
2004 0-7734-6460-3 The culture of law enforcement organizations in the United States is modeled after a bureaucratic hierarchy. This envisions direction and leadership from the “top-down”. Traditionally, change does not come from the “bottom-up”. This study utilizes the Crawford Slip Method, which allowed for “Mass Interviewing and the Marshalling of Ideas to Improve Performance”. The methodology allowed this study to look at the issues of marginal employees from the lens of some of the most effected individuals, the non-management officers. Their insight provides some interesting revelations concerning their perceptions of marginal employees, supervisors and their organizations.