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This is the first book to address patrol allocation and deployment in a single source–fully discussing the complexities and factors that impact decision making in this area. This text provides a historical assessment of patrol allocation and deployment and covers central issues in the day to day management of police agencies and personnel. Examining all aspects of patrol allocation and deployment, it discusses deployment through scheduling, modern tactical deployment approaches and the evolution of operational deployment strategies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135131831
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric J. Fritsch is associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. He has authored and co-authored several journal articles, books, book chapters, and technical reports. His articles appear in numerous journals including Crime and Delinquency, Law and Policy, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Police Quarterly, and the American Journal of Criminal Law. His areas of interest include juvenile justice and delinquency, gangs, criminological theory, law enforcement, criminal procedure, organizational assessment, and research methods. He is a former police officer and has worked extensively with law enforcement agencies for the past 15 years having conducted numerous studies on managerial and organizational practices, including allocation and deployment studies.

Robert W. Taylor is professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has an extensive background in academic and professional criminal justice, having taught at four major universities and served as a sworn police officer and major crimes detective (in Portland, OR) for over six years. He has also authored and co-authored over one hundred articles, books, and manuscripts focusing on police administration, international and domestic terrorism, drug trafficking, computer fraud, and criminal justice policy. Robert W. Taylor has been the recipient of over $2 million in external grants and is an active consultant to various U.S. and international criminal justice agencies. He is an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology.

John Liederbach is associate professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Bowling Green State University. He received his PhD in Criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati, and he previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. His primary research interest is police behavior, specifically variations in the street-level behavior of patrol officers across community types. Dr. Liederbach has also published articles related to the offending behavior of medical doctors and white-collar crime more generally. His work has appeared in various journals, including Justice Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Criminal Justice Review, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Patrol Allocation and Deployment in Context

Chapter 1

Patrol Work: The Context of Allocation and Deployment Strategies

Chapter 2

What We Know from Research on Patrol Effectiveness

Part II: Patrol Allocation

Chapter 3

Historical Analysis of Allocation and Deployment

Chapter 4

Models for Patrol Allocation

Part III: Patrol Deployment

Chapter 5

Deployment through Scheduling

Chapter 6

Modern Tactical Deployment Approaches

Chapter 7

The Evolution of Operational Deployment Strategies

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