ERIC Number: ED121989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Managing Criminal Investigations.
Bloch, Peter B.; Weidman, Donald R.
The report discusses many ways for police managers to improve the success of their departments' criminal investigation efforts. Management issues addressed include budgeting and allocating resources; improving relationships with the prosecutor; interacting with the public, especially victims and witnesses; improving relationships between investigators and patrol officers; decentralizing detective assignments, particularly in neighborhood team policing approaches; using civilian employees for investigative tasks; assigning personnel; supervising and training investigative personnel; improving investigative procedures; and conducting investigative activities not related to specific cases. The report's suggestions are based on an examination of the investigative practices of six selected police departments, a review of the relevant literature and recent experiments in other departments, and the observations and conclusions of a panel of experienced police officials. Facsimile reproductions of forms used in investigative police work illustrate the text. Appended are: instructions to prospective lineup witnesses, District of Columbia Police Department; evaluation guide for the New York City Police Department; a collection of measurement techniques for evaluating innovative police programs; and materials on management by objectives. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Administration, Crime, Criminology, Evaluation Criteria, Innovation, Investigations, Law Enforcement, Management by Objectives, Management Development, Methods, Methods Research, Personnel Evaluation, Police, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), State of the Art Reviews, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.