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NCJ Number: 82875 Find in a Library
Title: Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program, Washington, DC (District of Columbia) - Status of ICAP (Integrated Criminal Apprenhension Program)
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The basic Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program (ICAP) model and logic flow are explained; the implementation status of ICAP objectives and priority activities is summarized for program sites.
Abstract: Aiming for effective and efficient service delivery (with emphasis on habitual offenders), the ICAP model begins with data collection and proceeds through records management and data analysis to planning and decisionmaking. This model requires that a timely flow of data to analysis be maintained. Input from analysis, in turn, becomes the basis for both tactical decisionmaking and operational planning, which should result in more effective service delivery through improved procedures at the crime scene and purposeful resource allocation for developmental needs. Site visits to ICAP cities were performed in 1978 to ascertain technical assistance requirements for improved program implementation. Among the shortcomings identified were needs for stacking and prioritizing activities and formalizing decisionmaking, training in field reporting to facilitate the transfer from manual to automated file formats, better use of analysis units, increased use of alternative patrol strategies, and better understanding of the role of evaluation. Contributing to the problems were shifts in key personnel, attitudes resistant to change, manpower shortages, and undeveloped communications mechanisms between crime analysis units and all other departmental functions. The review of ICAP's 2-year operation indicates that the implementation lag evidenced at program sites can only be overcome through the dedicated commitment of top administrators with complete understanding of the ICAP program objectives and logic flow.
Index Term(s): Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program; Police attitudes; Police management; Program implementation
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