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Title: POLICE FIELD STUDIES - A REVIEW OF EVALUATION RESEARCH (FROM HOW WELL DOES IT WORK? - REVIEW OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE EVALUATION, 1978 - SEE NCJ-64112)
Author(s): M F CAHN; E H KAPLAN; J G PETERS
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-NI-AX-0061
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ISSUES IN POLICE FIELD SERVICES ARE ADDRESSED, AND A NORMATIVE MODEL FOR FIELD SERVICE EXPERIMENTATION IS DEVELOPED AS A FRAME OF REFERENCE FOR EVALUATING REAL-WORLD PATROL AND INVESTIGATIVE STUDIES.
Abstract: THE POLICE FIELD SERVICE FOCUS OF THE EVALUATION RESEARCH REVIEW IS BASED ON POLICE PATROL AND INVESTIGATION FUNCTIONS. STEPS IN THE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THESE FUNCTIONS ARE DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED: SELECTION OF HYPOTHESES; SELECTION OF PERFORMANCE CRITERIA BY WHICH TO TEST HYPOTHESES; DESIGN OF AN EXPERIMENTAL MECHANISM FOR TESTING; EXECUTION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL MECHANISM; AND EVALUATION OF EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS. COMMON FIELD SERVICE PERFORMANCE MEASURES ARE NOTED FOR CRIME PREVENTION, POLICE RESPONSE TIME, AND PATROL PRODUCTIVITY-MANPOWER ALLOCATION STUDIES. THE EVALUATION OF EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS IS DISCUSSED. MAJOR PATROL AND INVESTIGATIVE STUDIES ARE REVIEWED, INCLUDING THE KANSAS CITY PATROL EXPERIMENT (MISSOURI), THE KANSAS CITY RESPONSE TIME ANALYSIS (MISSOURI), THE ST. LOUIS AVM EXPERIMENT, (AUTOMATIC VEHICLE MONITORING), THE WORCESTER CRIME IMPACT PROGRAM (MASSACHUSETTS), THE WILMINGTON SPLIT-FORCE EXPERIMENT (DELAWARE), AND SAN DIEGO'S ONE-OR-TWO-OFFICER UNITS. THE USE OF SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES TO FACILITATE CRIME RESOLUTION AND THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION PROCESS ARE DESCRIBED. SAMPLE RESEARCH HYPOTHESES ARE NOTED. NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Evaluation; Evaluation of evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Models; Patrol; Police field services units
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