Paper on NYPD Analysis of Officer’s Work Performance

This is an interesting look at when NYPD officers try to get a lot of arrests in the early part of the month in an attempt to make sure they achieve the performance measures.

Discussion Papers in Economics: 2018 | Economics | University of Colorado Boulder

18-09 – Alexander Cauley, “The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Analysis of Dynamic Effort Allocations from the New York City Police Department,” October 2018
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Glynn County Police Department Audit and Supplement – The Brunswick News

The Brunswick News posted a news article about the release of the audit of Glynn County Police Department. There is limited access to the news article but you might have access of the audit by the IACP at the link below.

Click here to view this item from The Brunswick News.
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Try these links if the above link doesn’t work:

Supplement report

Management and Operations Audit report

How psychology affects police investigation | Modern Policing

Wrongful convictions and biases are hot topics in policing. These videos discuss theses and more.

This site has 7 brief videos that explain how the brain and human psychology affect perception and memory, leading to such problems as tunnel vision, confirmation bias, and false confessions. Produced by the Innocence Project in cooperation with IACP, the videos feature noted scientists and expert practitioners. For police, “The films are not intended to…
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Crime, Mental Health, & Recidivism

This is one of the topics discussed in the CRJ-302 class.

Oregon Board Says Those Found Criminally Insane Rarely Commit New Crimes. The Numbers Say Otherwise.

The Psychiatric Security Review Board questioned how many people it discharged from state custody returned to crime. But it did not share its findings or change policies even as former clients killed or raped.

See the series on mental health / crime / recidivism  HERE

Interest in Police Patrol Careers

This is an interesting report that looks at possible causes of why people are not pursuing a career in policing.

Why, we wondered, despite the robust and increasing numbers of entry-level positions in police patrol, was the career of police patrol work such a “hard sell” with the current potential applicant pool? Also, why were some of those very individuals seemingly interested in specialized police work (e.g., detective or investigator, K9 officer, narcotics officer)

but averse to patrol officer positions? Were these potential applicants fearful of the selection process (i.e., invasive background investigations and social media oversight)? Were these people deterred from police patrol careers because of the perception that the initial training expectations were too rigorous (i.e., academy physical training and the challenge of attending a lengthy academy)? Another consideration which grew out of this conversation was the potential inability or failure of police agencies to possibly address basic recruit expectations, namely assistance with the application process, realistic job preview, and mentoring

Examining Parole Revocation Patterns

In the state of Utah, a revocation to prison from parole can occur in two instances, (1) if the offender failed to comply with their supervision conditions and (2) if the offender was convicted of a new crime while on parole. It should be emphasized that changes in revocation rates through time may not speak to changes in offender behavior but rather the nature and enforcement of criminal justice policies and practices. Additionally, it may not be reflective of general health trends and other dynamic social phenomena. With this in mind, this study examines revocation patterns through the lens of Utah’s current criminal justice policies using a one-year follow-up time.

Gun violence not (just) a public health problem | Modern Policing

This article notes the increasingly popular view that gun violence is like an epidemic and can best be reduced by adopting the public health approach. The authors acknowledge the value of that approach but argue that it needs to be combined with effective deterrence and incapacitation. In particular, the importance of investigating and solving shootings…
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