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NCJ Number: 70112 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Regional Law Enforcement Assistance in Rural Areas - A Preliminary Study
Author(s): J W Gallman; R Guzman; T J McDonough; H S Napier
Corporate Author: Justice Foundation
United States of America
Project Director: J W Gallman
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 261
Sponsoring Agency: Justice Foundation
Fayetteville, AR 72701
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 69-NI-037
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: The study examines 10 randomly selected Arkansas counties through the use of surveys and court records to locate major patterns and problem areas in law enforcement activities.
Abstract: Data was mostly gathered from court records and from surveys sent to law enforcement personnel, farmers, teenagers, and other consumers of law enforcement services. Data results show problems in recordkeeping procedures, insufficient personnel, a high incidence of juvenile crime, and a lack of communication capability. A detailed data analysis is given on law enforcement personnel and their views of rural law enforcement, police training, the performance level of rural police, and on youthful offenders. The report points out the need for better equipment, improved record keeping, and better training for all personnel. Areas for further research are suggested, including types of basic police skills and criminal investigation training particularly valuable to rural police, development of economical and effective communications, a clear description of the duties of the prosecuting attorney in rural areas, and more data on the correctional system as applied in rural areas. Tables and 10 bibliographic references are provided. Data collected for the study are appended.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; County police; Rural area studies; Rural crime; Rural policing; Sheriffs
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