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NCJ Number: 65095 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTIVE OBJECTIVES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Author(s): T T O'CONNOR
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A MANAGEMENT-BY-OBJECTIVES (MBO) SYSTEM IS OUTLINED AND ITS ABILITY TO PROVIDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WITH THE CAPACITY TO EFFICIENTLY UTILIZE EXISTING MANPOWER RESOURCES IS DETAILED.
Abstract: SINCE A MANPOWER COMPLEMENT IS LIMITED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, SUCH AGENCIES MUST INSURE THAT PERSONNEL ARE UTILIZED PRODUCTIVELY. OBJECTIVES MUST BE SET AND PRIORITIZED. THREE TYPES OF OBJECTIVES CAN REDUCE A PARTICULAR TYPE OF CRIME. TWO ARE ENFORCEMENT OBJECTIVES--INCREASING ARRESTS THROUGH THE DEPLOYMENT OF PATROL AND INVESTIGATIVE PERSONNEL, AND PREVENTING CRIME THROUGH POLICE PATROL PRESENCE. THE THIRD, FOSTERING THE PRACTICE OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES AMONG CITIZENS, CAN BE TERMED A PROACTIVE OBJECTIVE. THE PROACTIVE OR PREVENTIVE APPROACH WOULD APPEAR TO OFFER A RESPONSE TO LESSER CRIMES. THIS TYPE OF PREVENTIVE ACTION USES OPPORTUNITY REDUCTION (TARGET HARDENING AND COOPERATIVE ANTICRIME EFFORTS INVOLVING CITIZENS WORKING WITH POLICE). THE MERITS OF THIS PREVENTIVE APPROACH ARE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS HOW TO INCORPORATE SUCH PREVENTIVE MEASURES INTO THE FRAMEWORK OF OBJECTIVES AND PRIORITIES. BASIC STEPS THAT AN AGENCY MIGHT TAKE TOWARD MAXIMIZING CITIZEN PREVENTIVE ACTIVITIES ARE OUTLINED. THESE INCLUDE COMMUNITY CRIME-RESISTANCE PROJECTS, TARGET-HARDENING, CITIZEN-POLICE COOPERATION, NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS, AND COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION TO COMBAT CRIME. REFERENCES ARE CITED. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Management; Management by objectives; Organization studies; Police crime-prevention; Police management; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program; United Kingdom (UK); United States of America
Note: PREPARED FOR THE POLICE COLLEGE, COMMAND COURSE, PART 2, 1978
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