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NCJ Number: 156519 Find in a Library
Title: Performance Indicators for Local Anti-Drugs Strategies: A Preliminary Analysis
Author(s): M Chatterton; G Gibson; M Gilman; C Godfrey; M Sutton; A Wright
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-391-9
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD,
United Kingdom
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the effects of the Drugs Strategy implemented by the Greater Manchester (England) Police department in 1993. It was intended that the performance indicators developed for this evaluation would be applied by police forces across the country in developing their own antidrug programs.
Abstract: The first three sections of the report describe the variable form that enforcement measures, harm reduction initiatives, and drugs markets can take. A strategic approach toward drug law enforcement must understand how these three areas, and the organizations within them, affect each other. Evidence on the relationship between drugs and crime is inconclusive. Different types of performance indicators are identified in the report; some attempt to provide information on the more intangible outcomes of interventions, while others relate to inputs and the quality of system processes which determine how resources are used. Input and process indicators provide invaluable information about systems and resource inputs which directly affect outputs and outcomes and provide the context within which the information provided by output and outcome indicators has to be interpreted. 14 tables, 6 figures, and 63 references
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; England; Police performance evaluation
Note: Crime Detection and Prevention Series Paper 62.
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