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NCJ Number: 64138 Find in a Library
Title: NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S INVESTIGATIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - AN IMPACT STUDY
Journal: JOURNAL OF POLICE SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1979)  Pages:400-425
Author(s): B F HILLEN
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY FOCUSES ON THE IMPACT OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) USED FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS.
Abstract: THE CMS IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE INPUT BY AND FEEDBACK TO THE INVESTIGATOR'S SUPERVISOR. QUALITY INVESTIGATIONS ARE ACHIEVED BY EARLY SUPERVISOR INPUT AND CONTROL OF INVESTIGATIONS; ESTABLISHMENT OF A DEPARTMENTWIDE, STANDARDIZED INVESTIGATIVE SYSTEM; AND DOCUMENTED INDIVIDUAL CASE FOLDERS FOR CASES RECEIVING INPUT BEYOND USUAL INITIAL INVESTIGATION. TO EXAMINE THE SYSTEM'S QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, EVALUATORS STATISTICALLY ANALYZED DATA ON THE ROBBERY, BURGLARY, AND SEX CRIMES SQUADS AND ON THREE SELECTED PRECINCT INVESTIGATION UNITS' CUMULATIVE ARREST AND CLEARANCE RATES FOR JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 1974 (PRESYSTEM) AND JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 1975 (SYSTEM IN USE). A LIKERT-TYPE QUESTIONNAIRE TECHNIQUE WAS ALSO USED TO EVALUATE THE COURT PRESENTATION, SUPERVISORY INPUT, AND DOCUMENTATION VALUES OF THE CMS. THE FINDINGS SHOW THAT THE CMS HAS HAD MODEST SUCCESS IN REACHING ITS OBJECTIVES AND THAT IT APPEARS LIKELY TO PRODUCE AN EFFECTIVE INVESTIGATIVE AID. THE APPARENT KEY TO SUCCESS RESTS ON THE CONSCIENTIOUS EFFORT AND INVOLVEMENT OF THE INVESTIGATIVE SUPERVISORS. THEIR LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND COMPREHENSIVE APPLICATION OF THE SYSTEM'S MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES WILL DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF OVERALL IMPROVEMENT IN CRIMINAL CASE INVESTIGATIONS. A FLOW CHART ILLUSTRATES THE CMS. EXTENSIVE TABULAR DATA AND FOOTNOTES SUPPORT THE EVALUATION. A COPY OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE IS APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Caseload management; Criminal investigation; New York; Police information systems; Police internal organizations; Program evaluation
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