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
Date Written: December 3, 2009
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.
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