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NCJ Number: 31283 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE PRODUCTIVITY - THE VIEW FROM CITY HALL (FROM READINGS ON PRODUCTIVITY IN POLICING, 1975 BY JOAN L WOLFLE AND JOHN F HEAPHY - SEE NCJ-31282)
Author(s): E K HAMILTON
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Police Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IT IS ASSERTED THAT BASIC CHANGES IN THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF MANY AMERICAN CITIES HAVE AFFECTED THE VALUE CITY ADMINISTRATORS AND POLICE LEADERSHIP ATTACH TO DETERMINING AND REPORTING POLICE PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES THE DIFFICULTY INHERENT IN TRYING TO LINK INPUT PRODUCTIVITY - OPTIMAL USE OF RESOURCES WITH RESPECT TO A STATED LIST OF POLICE ACTIVITIES - WITH OUTPUT PRODUCTIVITY - THE PROVIDING OF ADEQUATE SERVICES AND CRIME CONTROL. NUMEROUS FACTORS, LARGELY POLITICAL IN CHARACTER, WHICH ARE SAID TO HAVE CHANGED THE PERSPECTIVES OF MANY MAYORS AND CITY MANAGERS DURING THE LAST 10 YEARS ARE EXPLORED. THE AUTHOR SPECULATES ON PROSPECTS FOR THE NEXT DECADE, IN WHICH HE FEELS IT LIKELY THAT THE PREOCCUPATION WITH POLICE PRODUCTIVITY WILL EITHER STIMULATE INTRODUCTION OF IMPORTANT NEW MANAGEMENT TOOLS, OR THAT IT WILL COLLAPSE IN A WAVE OF PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL DISILLUSIONMENT.
Index Term(s): Evaluation measures; Future trends; Management; Police effectiveness; Police resource allocation; Productivity; Public administration
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