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A police guide to surveying citizens and their environment / Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Monograph (United States. Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis J 26.30:P 75 (Text) 986051-1001 Online document Available -

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  • Physical Description: x, 99 pages : digital, PDF file.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, [1993]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from online pdf file (viewed on January 26, 2004).
"October 1993."
"Prepared by the Police Executive Research Forum, supported by cooperative agreement number 88-DD-CX-K022."
"NCJ 143711."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60).
Formatted Contents Note:
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Part 1. Surveying citizens : a guide for police. Of what value are surveys? -- Who will be surveyed? -- How many will be sampled? -- How will the respondents be contacted? -- What questions will be asked? -- How to make sense of the data -- Conclusions -- Part 2. Environmental surveys for problem solving : a practical guide. Environmental surveys and problem solving -- The offender and rational decisionmaking -- Environmental surveys in practice -- Developing and using a survey instrument -- Drawing on other data sources -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Example of a housing complex environmental survey -- Appendix B. Example of a block environmental problem identification survey -- Appendix C. Example of a drug "hot spot" survey -- Appendix D. Example of a situational environmental survey used for analyzing convenience store problems.
Summary, etc.:
Offers an introduction and practical guidelines for the development and implementation of two types of surveys that police find increasingly useful: surveys of citizens and surveys of the physical environment.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: Internet from the BJA web site. Address as of 2/6/09: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/polc.pf ; current access available via PURL.
Subject: Police-community relations > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Community policing > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Social surveys > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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