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NCJ Number: 34760 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGERIAL RESPONSES TO PERCEIVED LABOR SHORTAGES - THE CASE OF POLICE
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:14  Issue:1  Dated:(MAY 1976)  Pages:65-92
Author(s): D LEWIN; J H KEITH
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER CHALLENGES THE POPULAR CLAIM THAT POLICE LABOR SHORTAGES EXISTED IN LARGE AMERICAN CITIES DURING THE LATE 1960'S AND EARLY 1970'S.
Abstract: EMPIRICAL TESTS OF A POLICE SALARY DETERMINATION MODEL REVEAL THAT POLICE MANAGERS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS POSSESS ONLY LIMITED DIRECT CONTROL OVER POLICE WAGES. HENCE, MANIPULATION OF POLICE MANPOWER UTILIZATION PRACTICES (AND, MORE BASICALLY, LABOR SUPPLY TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS) IS THE PRINCIPAL WAY OF OVERCOMING 'LABOR SHORTAGES'. IN RECENT YEARS, THIS HAS INCLUDED SUBSTITUTION OF CLERICAL FOR SWORN PERSONNEL, ELIMINATION OF NON-JOB-RELATED ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, AND EXPANSION OF AUXILIARY POLICE FORCES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Auxiliary police units; Personnel selection; Personnel shortages; Police civilian employees; Police manpower deployment; Urban area studies
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