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2014
Document 029528
Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence
By White, Michael D.. Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center (Washington, DC). Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (Washington, DC); Booz Allen Hamilton (Greenwood Village, CO); Institute for Intergovernmental Research and Center for Naval Analyses.
"Although advocates and critics have made numerous claims regarding body-worn cameras, there have been few balanced discussions of the benefits and problems associated with the technology and even fewer discussions of the empirical evidence supporting or refuting those claims. This publication provides a review of the available evidence on officer body-worn cameras. The goal is to provide a comprehensive resource that will help law enforcement agencies to understand the factors they should consi... Read More

60 pages
2013
Document 027643
The Prevention of Trauma Reactions in Police Officers: Decreasing Reliance in Drugs and Alcohol
By Devilly, Grant; Varker, Tracey. National Drug Strategy. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF) (Canberra, NSW).
This report examines the use of a resilience training program for new-recruit police officers designed to help them alleviate stress and trauma experienced on the job and reduce the related abuse of drugs and alcohol. Six chapters follow an executive summary: literature review; development of the resilience training program; method and materials for evaluating the resilience training program; detailed description of the dataset used in the analyses; results of the resilience training program eva... Read More
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102 pages
2013
Document 027680
International Association of Chiefs of Police 2013 Social Media Survey Results
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) (Alexandria, VA).
“In fall 2013, the IACP conducted its fourth annual survey about law enforcement’s use of social media. The survey addressed the current state of practice and the issues agencies are facing in regards to social media” (p. 1). The results from this survey will be very useful for other law enforcement and correctional agencies wishing to develop and implement their own approaches to the use of social media. Tables following a section providing highlights from the survey are: demographic informati... Read More
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18 pages
2013
Document 027679
EEOC’s Criminal Record Guidance One Year Later: Lessons from the Community
By Dietrich, Sharon M.. Community Legal Services, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA).
This report examines the compliance of employers with enforcement guidance provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring of people who have criminal records (including non-convictions). Sections of this brief include: introduction; at the grassroots level, criminal records are an intractable barrier to employment; impact of the Guidance—some changes in employer behavior, but miles to go; overcoming criminal record stigma to fac... Read More
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12 pages
2013
Document 028344
Policy Implications of Police-Probation/Parole Partnerships: A Review of the Empirical Literature
By Matz, Adam K.; Kim, Bitna.
This article examines the benefits and challenges of interagency collaboration between law enforcement and community corrections. "The primary assumption of these programs is that both entities possess distinct intelligence and resources that if combined should better address, prevent, or intervene in the violence perpetuated by this criminogenic population" (p. 2). Sections cover: history of police-probation/parole partnerships; research and evaluation on partnerships; problems associated with ... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 026963
The Shift Length Experiment: What We Know about 8-, 10-, and 12-hour Shifts in Policing
Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
While this research focused on policing, the results are applicable to correctional settings. “The Police Foundation experiment was designed to test the impacts of three shift lengths (8-, 10-, and 12-hour) on performance, health, safety, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, alertness, off-duty employment, and overtime among police … The study found some distinct advantages of 10-hour shifts and identified some disadvantages associated with 12-hour shifts that are concerning. It is important that ag... Read More
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2012
Document 027128
Revolutionizing Policing Through Servant-Leadership and Quality Management
By Gardner, Bill; Reece, John.
“Top policing leaders should embrace the principles of servant-leadership, employ quality management (QM) practices, and teach staff members the disciplines required for such service delivery. Servant-leadership inspires trust and cooperation inside and outside the organization. Next, when executives and their top management teams commit to the methodologies of QM, long-term effectiveness can be maximized. Finally, the executive must establish a continuous learning culture where the skills requi... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 026357
Exploring the Role of the Police in Prisoner Reentry
By Travis, Jeremy; Davis, Ronald; Lawrence, Sarah. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Harvard Kennedy School. Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
“This paper is organized around two key elements. The first sets forth the basic parameters of the present-day reentry phenomenon in America, with a particular focus on two dimensions that intersect with the work of urban police departments: high recidivism rates and the concentration of returning prisoners in a few neighborhoods. The second explores two rationales for police involvement in prisoner reentry efforts: the promotion of public safety and the promotion of the legitimacy of the police... Read More
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24 pages
2011
Document 025306
Promoting Partnerships between Police and Community Supervision Agencies: How Coordination Can Reduce Crime and Improve Public Safety
By Jannetta, Jesse; Lachman, Pamela. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (Washington, DC).
The key role a partnership between local law enforcement and community supervision agencies plays in offender reentry is explained. Individuals seeking to reduce recidivism and ensure public safety should read this guide. Sections of this publication include: partnership benefits; partnership contributions; key partnership elements—intelligence and information sharing, case planning and supporting behavior change, problem-solving approaches, emphasis on special populations, and focused deterren... Read More
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64 pages
2011
Document 025657
The Shift Length Experiment: What We Know About 8-, 10-, and 12-Hour Shifts in Policing
By Amendola, Karen L.; Weisburd, David; Hamilton, Edwin E.; Jones, Greg; Slipka, Meghan; Heitman, Anneke; Shane, Jon; Ortiz, Christopher; Tarkghen, Eliab. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
This report is necessary reading for any agency looking to change from an 8-hour schedule to either a 10- or 12-hour schedule due in part to achieve reduced budgets. Results are reported for: significant findings--quality of work life (QWL), sleep amount, sleepiness/fatigue (subjective), alertness, and overtime worked; and non-significant findings—work performance and safety, health and stress, quality of personal life, sleep quality, fatigue (objective), and sleep disorder, and off-duty employm... Read More
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62 pages
2011
Document 025658
The Impact of Shift Length in Policing on Performance, Health, Quality of Life, Sleep, Fatigue, and Extra-Duty Employment
By Amendola, Karen L.; Weisburd, David; Hamilton, Edwin E.; Jones, Greg; Slipka, Meghan; Heitman, Anneke; Shane, Jon; Ortiz, Christopher; Tarkghen, Eliab. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
“Because there are significant policy implications associated with compressed workweeks in law enforcement, there is a great need for an examination of both current national practices with regard to CWWs [compressed workweeks] in law enforcement, as well as the impact of such schedules on performance and safety, health, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, and extra-duty employment (i.e., overtime and off-duty work). In this report, we aim to address this gap by providing both the results of the fir... Read More
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201 pages
2010
Document 024564
Building Safer Communities: Improving Police Response to Persons with Mental Illness: Recommendations from the IACP National Policy Summit
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Rockville, MD); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). International Association of Chiefs of Police (Alexandria, VA).
This report identifies ”promising approaches [that] offer safer, more compassionate and often cost-effective ways for police and their community partners to respond to adults and juveniles with mental illness” (p.2). Sections following an executive summary are: Summit background and goals; issues and opportunities—people with mental illness involved in the justice system, causes of the overrepresentation of this population, and promising directions; Summit recommendations for improving quality a... Read More
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32 p.
1994
Document 013095
Forging New Working Partnerships: Results of a National Working Meeting of Police, Probation and Parole Executives
By Drake, William R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). DRAKE Associates (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
This report on the first-ever meeting of fourteen police, probation, and parole executives from throughout the United States, who met in November 1994, focuses on three main themes. They are: cooperation and information sharing, a shared mission of public safety and enforcement, and the recognition that all are searching for ways to prevent and control crime.... Read More
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31 p.
1990
Document 008754
Jail Diversion for the Mentally Ill: Breaking Through the Barriers
By Steadman, Henry J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Coalition for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System (Seattle, WA).
A conference was held on April 2, 1990 that brought together mental health, correctional, and law enforcement professionals to address issues surrounding the mentally ill person who comes in contact with the local jail. Research and program reviews from which the conference deliberations developed are provided. Four categories identified and examined are: screening and evaluation; crisis intervention; treatment; and transfer/discharge planning. ... Read More
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133 p.
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