Summary: Improving Police Performance

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4. PREDICTING POLICE EFFECTIVENESS FROM SELF REPORTS OF RELATIVE TIME SPENT IN TASK PERFORMANCE
APA Citation: Robinson, D. D. (1970). PREDICTING POLICE EFFECTIVENESS FROM SELF REPORTS OF RELATIVE TIME SPENT IN TASK PERFORMANCE. Personnel Psychology, 23(3), 327-345.
Introduction

This article discusses the efficiency of law enforcement officers and their ability to evaluate their work performance. Authors would like to know if an officer’s job performance could be determined by data collected on the amount of time spent doing their jobs. This idea was created because the authors felt like there were limited ways to evaluate police performance because of the complexity of the job. This research is relevant to my topic because it offers a
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One weakness of this study is that having officers complete their own evaluation can lead to deception from them. Also, an evaluation based on time-spent doing a task doesn’t necessarily mean that an officer is doing their job correctly. Police are self-reporting can make it difficult to notice work mistakes.

5. Organizational structure as predictor of intelligence strategy implementation in policing
APA Citation: Gottschalk, P. (2008). Organizational structure as a predictor of intelligence strategy implementation in policing. International Journal Of Law, Crime & Justice, 36(3), 184-195. doi:10.1016/j.ijlcj.2008.05.001

Introduction

This article discusses the importance of strategy implementation in the business of law enforcing. Authors believe that too much focus is put on creating these strategies but little work goes into implementing them. The authors want to know how the organizational structure within the business of law enforcement influences the amount of intelligence strategy that is actually performed. This is relevant to my topic because it discusses not only strategizing but the form of action that enforces these strategies. It is vital that law enforcement officers know how to carry out and implement strategic
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This is important because emphasizes not only racial leadership expectations within the workplace but a large amount of workplace discrimination. The author is interested in examining why white leaders are preferred over other racial minorities. This is relevant to my research topic because its research can generalize to workplace discrimination in all institutions including law enforcement. Authors expect that participants will be less likely to take into consideration the base rate information when figuring out the race of the person in the business leader category than in determining the race of someone in the worker

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