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  NCJ Number: NCJ 224515     Find in a Library
  Title: Identifying and Measuring the Effects of Information Technologies on Law Enforcement Agencies: The Making Officer Redeployment Effective Program--A Guide for Law Enforcement
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  Author(s): Elizabeth Groff ; Tom McEwen
  Corporate Author: Institute for Law and Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 04/2008
  Page Count: 86
  Annotation: This guide provides information on the effects of technologies typically acquired by law enforcement agencies, with attention to the three “E’s“: efficiency, effectiveness, and enabling.
  Abstract: “Efficiency” means getting a task done with a minimum expenditure of time and effort; “effectiveness” means doing a better job to produce an intended or expected result; and “enabling” means having the ability to do something one could not do previously. This guide provides measures of efficiency, effectiveness, and enabling for various information technologies. Each chapter focuses on a specific police technology. The format for each chapter is the same. It first describes the technology, followed by a discussion of the resulting benefits, a summary of responses about the system, and outcome measures. The technologies addressed are automated field reporting systems, computer aided dispatch systems, records management systems, arrest and booking systems, automated fingerprint identification systems, and crime analysis and mapping systems. One appendix provides an overview of information technology in policing. Topics discussed are police communications centers, patrol operations, crime and intelligence analysis, problem solving, investigations, and arrest and booking. A second appendix provides supplementary information on the assessment of information technologies, including relationships among the three “E’s” and outcome measures for capturing the three “E’s.”
  Main Term(s): Police equipment
  Index Term(s): Automated police information systems ; Police effectiveness ; Records management ; Computer mapping ; Automated fingerprint processing ; Technology transfer ; Police records ; Efficiency ; Arrest procedures ; Automated crime analysis ; Computer aided dispatch ; Crime Mapping
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2003-CK-WX-K039
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  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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