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NCJ Number: 51020 Find in a Library
Title: SYSTEMS APPROACH TO THE RESOURCE ALLOCATION PROCESS IN POLICE PATROL
Author(s): D F KOCAOGLU
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 352
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY FIRST DISCUSSES THE ALLOCATION OF LIMITED RESOURCES WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, THEN GIVES AN OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH USED TO DEVELOP A POLICE PATROL ALLOCATION MODEL FOR BUFFALO, N. Y.
Abstract: FOLLOWING A DETAILED DISCUSSION OF THE PROBLEMS OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN ALL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE ROLE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A SYSTEM WITHIN OTHER SYSTEMS, THIS PAPER DESCRIBES THE MATHEMATICAL AND DATA DEVELOPMENT WORK FOR A POLICE PATROL MODEL. DATA FOR THE COMPUTER MODEL WAS GATHERED THROUGH DIRECT OBSERVATION, THROUGH A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH SUPERVISORS, AND FROM A SERIES OF QUESTIONNAIRES RANKING PATROL TASKS. THE STRUCTURE OF THE MODEL, ITS PARAMETERS, ITS DECISION VARIABLES, AND ITS LIMITATIONS ARE DESCRIBED. USE OF THE MODEL TO SOLVE ACTUAL PATROL PROBLEMS IS ILLUSTRATED. THE FINAL SECTION DISCUSSES RESISTANCE TO COMPUTERIZATION OF THE PATROL DECISIONMAKING TASK AND HUMAN FACTORS INVOLVED IN INTRODUCING THE MODEL. THE QUESTIONNAIRES USED TO RANK PATROL CALLS AND DETERMINE TYPE OF RESPONSE IS INCLUDED. THE MATHEMATICAL WORK BEHIND THE MODEL IS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL AND APPENDIXES GIVE FURTHER MATHEMATICAL SUPPORT DATA. CHARTS, TABLES, GRAPHS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Dispatching; Mathematical modeling; New York; Patrol; Patrol procedures; Police resource allocation; Systems analysis
Note: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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