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NCJ Number: 10636 Find in a Library
Title: SIMPOL - THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIMULATION MODELS OF A POLICE (C.I.D.) TEAM
Journal: POLICE RESEARCH BULLETIN  Issue:11  Dated:(JULY 1969)  Pages:4-8
Author(s): G MALLEN
Corporate Author: Great Britain Police
Research Services Branch
United States of America
Date Published: 1969
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Police
London, England
Publication Number: U
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF A TEACHING SYSTEM MODEL OF A SMALL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNIT WHICH REPRODUCES THE SORT OF INFORMATION FLOWS THAT OCCUR IN AN ACTUAL POLICE SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE SIMULATION MODEL IS BASED ON AN ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT CONSISTING OF A SIX-MAN DETECTIVE TEAM, A FINGERPRINTS DEPARTMENT, A LOCAL CRIMINAL RECORDS OFFICE, AND A CONTROLLER (DETECTIVE INSPECTOR). THE AIM OF THE SIMULATION EXERCISE IS TO CREATE A REALISTIC INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT WITHIN WHICH REALISTIC MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES CAN BE SEEN TO TAKE PLACE. PHYSICALLY, THE SIMULATOR OCCUPIES TWO ADJOINING ROOMS. THE CONTROLLER SITS IN ONE ROOM AND HAS THE CAPABILITY OF TALKING WITH, AND RECEIVING INFORMATION FROM HIS UNIT. ONE OR TWO OPERATORS OCCUPY THE OTHER ROOM IN COMMAND OF THE INFORMATION SOURCES. THIS SIMULATION APPROACH HAS PROVED VALUABLE AS A TRAINING TOOL, AS A MEANS OF SYSTEM EVALUATION, AND AS A WAY OF OBSERVING DECISION-MAKING BEHAVIOR. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; England; Intelligence acquisition; Management; Management and administrative education; Police resource allocation; Simulation
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