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NCJ Number: 121321 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Police Resources and Effectiveness
Editor(s): J Vernon; D Bracey
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 189
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-642-14296-3
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Proceedings from a seminar held in Australia on May 31-June 2, 1988, cover papers and panel discussions related to police effectiveness, productivity, and performance.
Abstract: A paper on the increased demand placed on Australian police examines expanded expectations of police, notably in the area of community relations, and whether increased resources in many of these areas are necessary. Another paper examines the criticisms that police effectiveness and efficiency are undermined by police tradition, mythology, and dogma. Some new directions suggested involve problem-oriented and community-oriented policing. A review of the Canadian experience with improving police productivity and performance is followed by a summary of a panel discussion on reconciling policy and police practice. Other issues discussed in papers are the development of performance indicators for the Australian Federal Police, police use of crime statistics, the role of social research in the measurement of police performance, and effectiveness in dealing with crime. Papers on police productivity in particular Australian jurisdictions address traffic enforcement in Tasmania and productivity and service in New South Wales. Other issues discussed are finance, changing police activities, resistance to change, aligning police productivity to organizational goals, and police standards. References, appended citizen's guide to police services.
Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
Index Term(s): Australia; Police performance evaluation; Police resource allocation
Note: Seminar Proceedings No. 27.
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