ERIC Number: ED122134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Arrest Decisions as Precludes To? An Evaluation of Policy Related Research. Volume I: Administrative Summary and Training Script.
Neithercutt, M. G.; And Others
The document is the first part of a study conducted to evaluate policy-related research on police arrest discretion as an alternative solution to arrest. It presents the administrative summary of the Arrest Decisions as Preludes To? (ADAPT) project and contains scripts intended for use by police departments as a staff training device. The administrative summary outlines the project's methodology for evaluating police diversion. The project assessed police arrest discretion based on an evaluation of current literature and interviews with random samples of police officers in selected departments. The collected literature was reviewed for internal validity, study strengths and weaknesses, internal consistency, external validity, and police relevance. The interviews revealed a degree of inaccuracy found in police diversion literature. Some policy implications derived from the study are listed. The police training script consists of three segments, providing situations which illustrate police arrest diversion techniques. The segments are titled: (1) adult vagrant, (2) stolen car, and (3) warehouse burglary. The scripts are provided in two forms. One is a completely written script which officers may read or memorize for presentation. The other is a detailed outline for spontaneous improvisation. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Davis, CA.