The Self-Reported Use of Social Equity Indicators in Urban Police Departments in the United States and Canada

State and Local Government Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 95-107

Posted: 9 Dec 2009

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Etienne Charbonneau

Ecole nationale d'administration publique; Ecole nationale d'administration publique

Norma M. Riccucci

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)

Gregg G. Van Ryzin

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Newark

Marc Holzer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 3, 2009

Abstract

This exploratory study examines the extent to which police departments across the United States and Canada report that they have factored social equity into their performance measurement programs. The results of a survey administered to 148 randomly selected police departments and a content analysis of their public documents provide a preliminary look at the degree to which social equity is reported to be an indicator of performance. Also examined are the potential factors that lead police departments to adopt social equity indicators.

Suggested Citation

Charbonneau, Etienne and Riccucci, Norma M. and Van Ryzin, Gregg G. and Holzer, Marc, The Self-Reported Use of Social Equity Indicators in Urban Police Departments in the United States and Canada (December 3, 2009). State and Local Government Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 95-107, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1517771

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Norma M. Riccucci

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) ( email )

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Gregg G. Van Ryzin

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Newark ( email )

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Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Marc Holzer

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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