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NCJ Number: 77171 Find in a Library
Title: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, 1977
Corporate Author: Scottish Home and Health Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Scottish Home and Health Dept
Edinburgh, Scotland
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This 1977 annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector Constabulary for Scotland points to manpower shortage problems and increases in urban crimes, especially those perpetrated by juveniles.
Abstract: The report calls the year 1977 a watershed in police history due to the breakdown of part of the existing negotiating machinery about pay and conditions in the police service and the setting up by the Government of the Edmund-Davies Committee of Inquiry. The details of police establishments in Scotland contained in the report show that manpower is at too low a level; e.g., there were 140 fewer recruits than in 1976 and 33 more resigned. The success of the Dumfries, Galloway, and Northern Forces in reaching their authorized establishment is examined. These forces emphasize the importance of the beat constable who carries out a broad range of duties. Issues pertaining to crime such as crime trends, detection rates, and alcohol/drugs and crime are discussed, including the large number of young people involved in urban area crimes and the existence of a hard core group which fails to respond to present methods of treatment. Road traffic and communications are examined; the number of road fatalities increased as well as the child cyclist casualty rate. Awards are listed, and statistical data are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Foreign police; Police annual reports; Police manpower deployment; Scotland
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