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NCJ Number: 41825 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE RESEARCH - AN OVERVIEW - RESEARCH BRIEFS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
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: WHILE THE POLICE CONTINUE TO INVEST PROPORTIONATELY LESS IN RESEARCH THAN DO MOST PROFIT-CONSCIOUS CORPORATIONS, OLD TRADITIONS ARE BEING CHALLENGED AND THE NEED TO INCREASE THE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE IS MORE KEENLY FELT.
Abstract: TO ADVANCE POLICE SCIENCE, THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE HAS CHOSEN TO TARGET ON THREE MAJOR AREAS WITH CRITICAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR POLICE EFFECTIVENESS. THE FIRST IS POLICE MANAGEMENT, EMPHASIZING RESEARCH TO STRENGTHEN PROGRAM EVALUATION AND PROGRAM DIRECTION SYSTEMS. THE SECOND IS POLICE OPERATIONS, CONCENTRATING ON MORE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS IN PATROL AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, AND ON SPECIAL PROBLEMS. THE THIRD IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM, I.E., HOW POLICE AGENCIES CAN BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF SOCIETY AND OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. RESEARCH IN THESE AREAS IS DIRECTED BY THE POLICE DIVISION OF THE INSTITUTE'S OFFICE OF RESEARCH PROGRAMS. THIS RESEARCH BRIEF SUMMARIZES THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE POLICE RESEARCH ACTIVITY IN THESE THREE MAIN AREAS AND OUTLINES THE VARIOUS PROJECTS WHICH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AND CONDUCTED. ...ELW
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Efficiency; Evaluation; Management; National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; Patrol; Police effectiveness; Research and development; Research programs
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