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ERIC Number: EJ981531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Elements of Terrorism Preparedness in Local Police Agencies, 2003-2007: Impact of Vulnerability, Organizational Characteristics, and Contagion in the Post-9/11 Era
Roberts, Aki; Roberts, John M., Jr.; Liedka, Raymond V.
Crime & Delinquency, v58 n5 p720-747 Sep 2012
Different elements of local police agencies' terrorism preparedness may be associated with different organizational/environmental variables. We use 2003-2007 data (showing considerable adoption and desistance of practices) on medium-to-large-sized local agencies to examine relationships between contingency (vulnerability, organizational characteristics) and contagion (network/isomorphic influence) measures and preparedness elements, including terrorism special units, dedicated assignment of personnel, terrorism-related community outreach, computerized intelligence files, and interagency-shared radio frequencies. Modeling 2007 preparedness revealed consistencies and some differences in the associations between these measures and the different preparedness elements. The finding of no association between objective vulnerability score and any terrorism preparedness action particularly warrants further research attention. It will also be important to extend preparedness research into the recent period of economic recession. (Contains 10 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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