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A Police guide to surveying citizens and their environment, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Label
A Police guide to surveying citizens and their environment
Title
A Police guide to surveying citizens and their environment
Statement of responsibility
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph offers an introduction and practical guidelines regarding the development and implementation of two types of surveys that police find increasingly useful: (1) surveys of citizens and (2) surveys of the physical environment. Those conducting a survey must first determine the sample from which they want to obtain data. Random selection is the most popular manner of selecting a representative sample. Surveys can usually be conducted in one of three ways: (1) mailing a questionnaire, (2) questioning by telephone, and (3) personal interviews. Designing the questions requires precision in wording, clarity of thought, and care not to take too much time. Simple data analysis can determine the central tendency, the range of answers, and how representative the sample was. Opinion surveys may themselves help deter crime and reduce fear of crime, while environmental surveys help police quantify the physical characteristics of neighborhoods and link them with specific neighborhood problems. These surveys help identify problems, determine what changes will help solve them, and measure the effectiveness of the efforts
Member of
Cataloging source
DGPO
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • United States
  • Police Executive Research Forum
Series statement
Monograph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police-community relations
  • Community policing
  • Social surveys
Label
A Police guide to surveying citizens and their environment, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Link
http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/polc.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared by the Police Executive Research Forum, supported by cooperative agreement number 88-DD-CX-K022"--T.p. verso
  • Shipping list no.: 93-0638-P
  • "October 1993."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Part 1. Surveying citizens : a guide for police. Of what value are surveys? -- Who will be surveyed? -- How many will be sampled? -- How will the respondents be contacted? -- What questions will be asked? -- How to make sense of the data -- Conclusions -- Part 2. Environmental surveys for problem solving : a practical guide. Environmental surveys and problem solving -- The offender and rational decisionmaking -- Environmental surveys in practice -- Developing and using a survey instrument -- Drawing on other data sources -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Example of a housing complex environmental survey -- Appendix B. Example of a block environmental problem identification survey -- Appendix C. Example of a drug "hot spot" survey -- Appendix D. Example of a situational environmental survey used for analyzing convenience store problems
Control code
17200132
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 99 pages
Lccn
96105782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A Police guide to surveying citizens and their environment, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Link
http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/polc.pdf
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared by the Police Executive Research Forum, supported by cooperative agreement number 88-DD-CX-K022"--T.p. verso
  • Shipping list no.: 93-0638-P
  • "October 1993."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Part 1. Surveying citizens : a guide for police. Of what value are surveys? -- Who will be surveyed? -- How many will be sampled? -- How will the respondents be contacted? -- What questions will be asked? -- How to make sense of the data -- Conclusions -- Part 2. Environmental surveys for problem solving : a practical guide. Environmental surveys and problem solving -- The offender and rational decisionmaking -- Environmental surveys in practice -- Developing and using a survey instrument -- Drawing on other data sources -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Example of a housing complex environmental survey -- Appendix B. Example of a block environmental problem identification survey -- Appendix C. Example of a drug "hot spot" survey -- Appendix D. Example of a situational environmental survey used for analyzing convenience store problems
Control code
17200132
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 99 pages
Lccn
96105782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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