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Title: Experimenting With the Problem-Oriented Approach to Improving Police Service - A Report and Some Reflections on Two Case Studies, Volume 4
Author(s): H Goldstein; C E Susmilch
Corporate Author: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Law School
United States of America

Madison Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 179
Sponsoring Agency: Madison Police Dept
Madison, WI 53709
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 80-IJ-CX-0041
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An experiment with developing a problem-oriented approach to improving police service produced a collaboration with the police department in Madison, Wis., in the conduct of two case studies of two problems; drinking drivers and repeat sexual offenders.
Abstract: The project aimed to focus primary attention on the behavioral problems the police must handle by developing a capacity within the police to examine the specific behavioral problems with which they must deal. The most experimental aspects of the study process were designing an appropriate form of inquiry; using various data sources; adopting a broad, fresh perspective in researching each problem; and internalizing the process within the police agency. The studies gave the police information which was not previously available and which provided a solid basis for evaluating current police responses and for developing alternative recommendations. The extensive data collection effort resulted in accuracy in defining each problem. It also produced many side benefits in the police agency. Detailed descriptions of the methodologies used in each of the studies are included. For related volumes presenting the case studies and discussing the problem-oriented approach, see NCJ 91292-4.
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness; Police policy development; Police resource allocation; Police responsibilities; Research methods; Wisconsin
Note: Project on Development of a Problem-Oriented Approach To Improving Police Service
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