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Title: SANTA CLARA COUNTY - CENTER FOR URBAN ANALYSIS - CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEMONSTRATIONS - FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: Santa Clara County Office of the County Executive
United States of America
Project Director: F M LOCKFELD
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
San Jose, CA 95112
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Santa Clara County Office of the County Executive
San Jose, CA 95110
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: OCJP-A1899-2-74
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: UTILIZING ITS GEOGRAPHICALLY-CODED COMPUTER DISPLAY AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM, THE CENTER STUDIED AND RECOMMENDED CERTAIN MANPOWER DEPLOYMENT FOR SOME LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS AS WELL AS OTHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROJECTS.
Abstract: DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS INCLUDED THE ADULT PROBATION DEPARTMENT AND FIVE DIFFERENT LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF FOUR GENERALLY DIFFERENT SIZES, PLUS A CRIME ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION PROJECT SERVING ALL POLICE AGENCIES IN THE COUNTY. SEVERAL ONE-TIME JOBS UNRELATED TO A PROJECT WERE COMPLETED FOR CLIENT AGENCIES. MOST OF THE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS FOCUSED ON THE USE OF CALLS-FOR-SERVICE (DISPATCH) DATA WITH POLICE AGENCIES. THE PROJECTS ASSISTED THE MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS RELATED TO STRATEGIC DEPLOYMENT, AGENCY ORGANIZATION, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ACTIVITY ANALYSIS. ONE PROJECT CONCERNED CRIME-SPECIFIC PROGRAM PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION. CENTER STAFF PROVIDED AGENCY ASSISTANCE WITH PROBLEM FORMULATION, DATA COLLECTION, DATA ANALYSIS, AND ASSISTANCE IN THE PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCESS AS REQUIRED. THE SPEED AND FLEXIBILITY WITH WHICH ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS COULD BE TRIED AND EVALUATED WITH THE GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND DISPLAY SYSTEM PLUS THE MININAL USE OF A PROGRAMMER/ANALYST TO WHICH A PROBLEM DEFINITION HAD TO BE COMMUNICATED, ENABLED AGENCY PERSONNEL TO USE THEIR SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE EFFECTIVELY IN THE PROBLEMSOLVING PROCESS. THE DIRECT INVOLVEMENT OF ADMINISTRATORS, MANAGERS, SUPERVISORS AND LINE PERSONNEL ENABLED THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUTIONS THAT ALL LEVELS INVOLVED IN THE PROBLEM COULD UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Analysis; California; Computer aided operations; Geographic distribution of crime; Police manpower deployment; Urban area studies
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