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The Resource Basic issues in police performance, Gordon P. Whitaker ... [et al.]

Basic issues in police performance, Gordon P. Whitaker ... [et al.]

Label
Basic issues in police performance
Title
Basic issues in police performance
Statement of responsibility
Gordon P. Whitaker ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the complexity of police services does not lend itself to standardized performance measures, measurement techniques should be designed to inform more about what police do and how they affect their communities. This report reviews conventional police measurement practices and offers ways to improve the management value of performance information. Traditional performance measurement has emphasized the measurement of individual departments' effectiveness in preventing crime. This approach fails to consider the broad range of other police duties, citizens' expectations of police, and how police activities produce social change. Police can be evaluated in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and accountability, but citizens disagree about which of these performance criteria are the most important because community/police problems are too diverse. Instead of developing uniform, inflexible performance standards to apply globally to entire departments, evaluators should ask more detailed questions about common police processes and their results. Sketchy knowledge of how policing works now produces many hypotheses, but rarely standards worthy of emulation. Evaluators should develop better theories about police functions, obtain more reliable data, and control data collection costs with the aid of police managers so that measures inform departmental policymakers. Tables, diagrams, and 197 references are given. Appendixes include police services study data and a list of problem codes
Cataloging source
DGPO/DLC
Dewey number
363.2/3/0973
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV7936.P7
LC item number
B37 1982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitaker, Gordon P
  • National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
  • University of North Carolina (System)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Police administration
Label
Basic issues in police performance, Gordon P. Whitaker ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Project was supported by grant number 78-NI-AX-0086, awarded to the University of North Carolina by the National Institute of Justice"--T.p. verso
  • "July 1982."
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 191-203
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- List of figures -- Preface -- Chap. 1. Police performance measurement -- Chap. 2. Local police agencies -- Chap. 3. What people want from police -- Chap. 4. What local police do -- Chap. 5. What current police records tell us about police performance -- Chap. 6. Using models to understand police performance -- Chap. 7. Developing valid performance models -- Chap. 8. Threats to the quality of performance measures -- Chap. 9. Criteria for evaluating police performance -- Chap. 10. The future of performance measurement -- Appendix A. The police services study : an overview -- Appendix B. The police services study : problem type codes -- References
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xiii, 203 p.
Lccn
82603074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 8877673
  • (OCoLC)8877673
Label
Basic issues in police performance, Gordon P. Whitaker ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • "Project was supported by grant number 78-NI-AX-0086, awarded to the University of North Carolina by the National Institute of Justice"--T.p. verso
  • "July 1982."
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 191-203
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- List of figures -- Preface -- Chap. 1. Police performance measurement -- Chap. 2. Local police agencies -- Chap. 3. What people want from police -- Chap. 4. What local police do -- Chap. 5. What current police records tell us about police performance -- Chap. 6. Using models to understand police performance -- Chap. 7. Developing valid performance models -- Chap. 8. Threats to the quality of performance measures -- Chap. 9. Criteria for evaluating police performance -- Chap. 10. The future of performance measurement -- Appendix A. The police services study : an overview -- Appendix B. The police services study : problem type codes -- References
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xiii, 203 p.
Lccn
82603074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 8877673
  • (OCoLC)8877673

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