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NCJ Number: 35454 Find in a Library
Title: FACT VERSUS FACT - A SELECTIVE VIEW OF POLICE RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES
Journal: POLICE JOURNAL  Volume:49  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL-JUNE 1976)  Pages:104-113
Author(s): D J FARMER
Corporate Author: Justice of the Peace, Ltd
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Justice of the Peace, Ltd
Sussex, England
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A REVIEW OF RESEARCH IN THE AREAS OF POLICE PATROL, PROGRAM PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT, ANTI-CORRUPTION MANAGEMENT, AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION WHICH IS SAID TO CHALLENGE TRADITIONAL ASSUMPTIONS.
Abstract: RESEARCH IS CITED WHICH INDICATES THAT POLICE PATROL IS NOT EFFECTIVE IN PREVENTING CRIME AND PROMOTING PUBLIC FEELINGS OF CONFIDENCE, AND THAT POLICE RESPONSE TIME IS USUALLY NOT RELATED TO CRIME OUTCOME. TRADITIONAL EVALUATION MEASURES, SUCH CRIME AND CLEARANCE RATES ARE SAID TO BE INACCURATE AND DISTORTING. STUDIES ARE CITED WHICH POINT TO THE NEED FOR A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO ANTI-CORRUPTION MANAGEMENT. STUDIES OF POLICE INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES HAVE INDICATED THAT POLICE SPEND AN UNWARRANTED AMOUNT OF TIME ON CASES WITH LITTLE LIKELIHOOD OF BEING SOLVED. THESE ARE SAID TO BE INDICATORS OF FUTURE AREAS OF CONCENTRATION FOR POLICE ADMINISTRATORS.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Criminal investigation; Evaluation techniques; Management; Patrol; Police corruption; Police response time; Research
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