skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 66901 Find in a Library
Title: USE OF TELEVISION BY POLICE - 2
Journal: POLICE RESEARCH BULLETIN  Issue:32  Dated:(SPRING 1979)  Pages:16-18
Author(s): C J ALDRIDGE
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 3
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: CONSIDERATIONS IN POLICE ACQUISITION AND USE OF TELEVISION SHOULD INCLUDE THE AVAILABILITY AND QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT, PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS, EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND UTILIZATION NEEDS.
Abstract: ALMOST NO TELEVISION EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR POLICE USE, BUT THE RAPID RATE OF DEVELOPMENT AND THE INCREASING FLOW OF NEW EQUIPMENT INSURES THE CHANCE THAT PARTICULAR NEEDS CAN BE MET WITH OFF-THE-SHELF EQUIPMENT. HOWEVER, THAT SAME RATE OF DEVELOPMENT MEANS THAT THE EQUIPMENT CAN RAPIDLY BECOME OBSOLETE OR INCOMPATIBLE. DECISIONS MUST BE MADE REGARDING ACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF IMPAIRMENTS AND THE FREQUENCY OF THEIR OCCURRENCE. POLICE PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS RANGE FROM DIRECT CAMERA TO MONITOR SYSTEMS TO THIRD GENERATION EDITING AND RECORDING. QUALITY FOR THIRD GENERATION PROCESSING IS VERY COSTLY. IN ORDER TO MAKE COST/BENEFIT JUDGEMENTS, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF IMPAIRMENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SYSTEM UNDER CONSIDERATION, TO SEE THE SYSTEM WORKING UNDER CONDITIONS LIKELY TO PREVAIL, AND TO ASSESS OVERALL ADEQUACY. THREE METHODS EXIST TO MEET EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS. FIRST, ONE CAN GO TO SUPPLIERS OF EQUIPMENT WITH A STATEMENT OF THE FUNCTION WHICH THE SYSTEM IS TO PERFORM, AND LEAVE THEM TO DRAW UP THE LISTS OF NECESSARY EQUIPMENT. SECOND, THE EXACT DETAILS OF MAKE AND MODEL CAN BE SPECIFIED AFTER CONSULTATION WITH A COMPETENT AUTHORITY. THIRD, BIDS CAN BE INVITED AGAINST A TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION. UTILIZATION NEEDS SHOULD INFLUENCE THE DECISION TO PURCHASE, HIRE, OR BORROW NEEDED EQUIPMENT. TWO REFERENCES AND FOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Police equipment; Surveillance equipment; Televisions
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=66901

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.