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Title: PROJECT PACE - POLICE AND COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE - A PROGRAM FOR CHANGE IN POLICE-COMMUNITY BEHAVIORS - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): T EISENBERG; R H FOSEN; A S GLICKMAN
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 250
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 690-0200
Publication Number: AIR-843-8/71-FR
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINAL REPORT ON A TWO-YEAR SAN FRANCISCO POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND ACTION PROGRAM DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THIS RELATIONSHIP, ESPECIALLY WITH MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS.
Abstract: THE ORIGINAL PACE PROPOSAL WAS DESIGNED TO CONSIST OF THREE MAJOR COMPONENTS: (1) THE CONDUCT OF A SERIES OF ATTITUDE SURVEYS TO ASSESS FEELINGS OF POLICE TOWARD CIVILIANS AND CIVILIANS TOWARD POLICE; (2) THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS BASED ON THE ANALYSES OF ATTITUDES TO BOTH POLICE AND RESIDENT GROUPS; AND (3) THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ACTION PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP. THESE THREE CONCEPTUAL ELEMENTS WERE TRANSLATED INTO FOUR OPERATIONAL PHASES WITH EACH PHASE COMPOSED OF A NUMBER OF SPECIFIC TASKS. THE FOUR PHASES INCLUDED A PLANNING STUDY, DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS, TRAINING AND ACTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, AND TRAINING AND ACTION PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTATION. THE EVALUATION METHODOLOGY EMPLOYED INVOLVED MEASUREMENT OF ATTITUDE CHANGES AMONG CIVILIAN AND POLICE PARTICIPANTS BEFORE AND AFTER EXPOSURE TO THE PROGRAM AND COMPARISON WITH CONTROL ATTITUDE CHANGES; MEASUREMENT OF INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AND ACTION PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED AND ATTRIBUTABLE TO PACE, AND EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM'S ABILITY TO SURVIVE AND BE INSTITUTIONALIZED OR CONTINUED BEYOND THE INITIAL TWO-YEAR PERIOD. PROJECT RESULTS REVEALED THAT, ALTHOUGH THE PROGRAM WILL NOT BE CONTINUED OR INSTITUTIONALIZED, POSITIVE CHANGES DID OCCUR IN POLICE, CITIZEN, AND COMMUNITY ATTITUDES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACTMODIFIED)
Index Term(s): California; Police community relations; Program evaluation
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