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Title: Community Policing in Aurora and Joliet: Research Design, Methods, and Instrumentation, Final Report, Volume III
Author(s): D P Rosenbaum; S Yeh; D L Wilkinson
Corporate Author: University of Illinois at Chicago
Ctr for Research in Law and Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 103
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60680
Sale Source: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the research design, methods, and instrumentation used in the second-year evaluation of the process and impacts of community policing reform in Aurora and Joliet, Ill.
Abstract: The Aurora/Joliet Neighborhood-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Demonstration Project was funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and matching funds from the Illinois General Revenue. Its goal was to reduce criminal activity, thereby improving the quality of neighborhood health, reducing fear of crime, and increasing community confidence. The process evaluation aimed to document the activities involved in the implementation of the demonstration projects and used a case study approach. The impact evaluation focused on the program's effective on police personnel, the police organization, community residents, the quality of life in their neighborhoods, crime, disorder, and drug law offenses. A variety of data collection strategies were used, including self-report questionnaires, telephone surveys, crime records analysis, detailed interviews, focus group interviews, participant observations, and document analysis. Police personnel, community residents, and business owners were surveyed, and police records were analyzed. Survey instruments and outcome scales and variables
Main Term(s): Community policing; Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Byrne program evaluation; Crime Control Programs; Fear of crime; Illinois; Police crime-prevention; Policing innovation; Problem-Oriented Policing
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