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NCJ Number: 40965 Find in a Library
Title: RELATIONSHIP OF RESPONSE DELAYS AND ARREST RATES
Journal: JOURNAL OF POLICE SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:(MARCH 1977)  Pages:53-68
Author(s): C CLAWSON; S K CHANG
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

Northwestern University
School of Law
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE ILLUSTRATES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARREST RATES AND RESPONSE TIME OF POLICE OFFICERS.
Abstract: THIS STUDY DOES DEMONSTRATE THAT SHORTER RESPONSE TIMES AND TRAVEL TIMES ARE RELATED TO A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF ON-SCENE ARRESTS. HOWEVER, IT DOES NOT INDICATE THAT QUICKER RESPONSE TIMES CAUSE OR BRING ABOUT MORE ARRESTS. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT, TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, BOTH POLICE DISPATCHERS AND RESPONDING PATROL OFFICERS ARE ABLE TO INSTINCTIVELY SENSE WHICH CALLS HAVE A HIGH PROBABILITY OF RESULTING IN AN ARREST AND THUS REACT QUICKER TO THESE CALLS. NO RELATION BETWEEN DISPATCH TIME AND ARREST RATE COULD BE FOUND. THIS MAY BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE FACT THAT QUICK DISPATCH TIMES ARE NOT RELATED TO ARRESTS OR TO THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN TRUE DISPATCH TIME AND MEASURED DISPATCH TIME.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT)....BDS
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Dispatching; Police effectiveness; Police response time; Studies
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