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NCJ Number: 118601 Find in a Library
Title: Achieving "Value for Money" From Police Expenditure: The Contribution of Research (From Police Research: Some Future Prospects, P 21-34, 1989, Mollie Weatheritt, ed. - See NCJ-118600)
Author(s): J Burrows
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Gower Publishing Co Ltd
Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR, England
Sale Source: Gower Publishing Co Ltd
Gower House, Croft Road,
Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper reviews some of the ways in which British Home Office research has contributed to the development of effective management principles in policing as advocated by the central government.
Abstract: Home Office Circular 114, issued in November 1983, promotes sound management principles designed to increase police efficiency. Government efforts to promote police efficiency have centered in the development of a financial information system to assist in improved resource allocation and in professional regulation that requires police managers to focus on the cost-effectiveness of their operations. Another part of the improved management emphasis is consultation among police agency personnel and between the police agency and the community in the setting of police priorities and objectives. Research has aided police efficiency in the areas of directed patrol based on crime analysis and the use of investigative resources based on the likelihood of success. 13 notes, 29 references.
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Police research; Research uses in policymaking; United Kingdom (UK)
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