Closing the (protective services) gap: why size does matter when determining optimal Level 2 service delivery

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Title Closing the (protective services) gap: why size does matter when determining optimal Level 2 service delivery
Author Townsley, Michael Kenneth; Bond, John W
Journal Name International Journal of Police Science and Management
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Vathek Publishing Ltd
Abstract The September 2005 review of policing structure in England and Wales by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) is considered in terms of its impact on forces' ability to detect volume crime (crime types that occur in relatively large numbers). We demonstrate that there is no relationship between force size and detection rates, however there is a difference with respect to the means of detecting volume crime. Smaller forces tend to record a greater proportion of their volume crime detections through forensic means. We explore one possibility of this observation — greater forensic deployment due to lower demand or better management — and find some evidence to support better management of forensic resources in smaller forces.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.atypon-link.com/VAT/loi/ijps
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/ijps.2007.9.2.183
Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Vathek Publishing Ltd. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's webpage.
Volume 9
Issue Number 2
Page from 183
Page to 192
ISSN 1461-3557
Date Accessioned 2008-06-23
Date Available 2009-06-25T09:18:51Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Criminology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/24444
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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