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NCJ Number: 30383 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL EVALUATION OF SELECTED PATROL STRATEGIES, PHASE 1 - PRODUCT 4 - ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ON A SPECIALIZED PATROL
Author(s): A J ANDREWS; M R BURT
Corporate Author: Institute for Human Resources Research
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 196
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Human Resources Research
Bethesda, MD 20014
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0067
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT IS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE DATA RELIABILITY, ASSESS SUCCESS AND FAILURE, AMASS A KNOWLEDGE BASE, AND IDENTIFY MAJOR GAPS IN KNOWLEDGE.
Abstract: METHODS ARE DESCRIBED FOR RATING THE RELIABILITY OF EVALUATIONS, CRIME FIGURES, AND EXPERT (POLICE) OPINION. THESE RELIABILITY RATINGS ARE USED IN RATING SUCCESS AND FAILURE ON THREE/POINT SCALES. MAJOR FINDINGS RELATED TO SUCCESS AND FAILURE INDICATE THAT HIGH/LOW VISIBILITY PATROLS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE AT APPREHENSION THAN DETERRENCE WHILE THE REVERSE APPEARS FOR THE HIGH VISIBILITY AND LOW VISIBILITY PATROLS. RESEARCHERS CONCLUDED THAT A SOUND KNOWLEDGE BASE ON SPECIALIZED PATROLS DOES NOT EXIST, ALTHOUGH TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS INDICATE THAT THE COMBINED USE OF CIVILIAN DRESS AND UNIFORMED TACTICAL TACTICS MAY BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL APPROACH AND THAT MECHANICAL DEVICE TACTICS ARE GENERALLY COSTLY AND INEFFECTIVE. MAJOR GAPS RELATE TO THE NEED FOR TESTING PROJECT ASSUMPTIONS, SELECTIONS CRITERIA, TACTICS, METHODS, COST-EFFECTIVENESS, PERFORMANCE, AND COMMUNITY IMPACT. FOR THE OTHER PARTS OF THIS SIX-PART REPORT, INCLUDING A LITERATURE SEARCH, SELECTED PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS, A REPORT ON PROJECT MEASUREMENT, STUDY DESIGNS FOR EVALUATIONS, AND A 66-PAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY, SEE NCJ-30380 THROUGH 30382 AND 30384 AND 30385. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Effectiveness; Evaluation; High visibility patrol; Law Enforcement Tactical Units; Low visibility patrol; National Evaluation Program; Patrol; Physical crime prevention; Plain clothes operations
Note: NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM
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