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Title: Aurora-Joliet Neighborhood-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Demonstration Project: Research Design, Methods, and Instrumentation, Final Report, Volume IV
Author(s): D P Rosenbaum; D L Wilkinson; M A Anyah; T McElvain; R Hoffman; P M Yaeger; M Hurst; D Stemen; D Faggiani
Corporate Author: University of Illinois at Chicago
Ctr for Research in Law and Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
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 evaluation 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 evaluation assessed the processes involved in planning and implementing neighborhood-oriented policing strategies and estimate the internal and external effects of these strategies, including their impacts on police officers, police management, residents in the target neighborhoods, and rates of crime-related problems. The process evaluation used a case study approach to examine the programs during their first and last 3 months. The impact evaluations gathered from multiple sources. Data collection strategies included self-report questionnaires, telephone surveys, archival data analysis, crime records analysis, detailed interviews, focus group interviews, participant observations, and document analysis. Footnotes, tables, study instruments, and outcome scales and variables
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Byrne program evaluation; Community policing; Crime Control Programs; Fear of crime; Illinois; Police crime-prevention; Policing innovation; Problem-Oriented Policing
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