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dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Lorraineen_US
dc.contributor.authorRombouts, Sachaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcBroom, Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:19:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:19:51Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-04T06:17:12Z
dc.identifier.issn08178542en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13665
dc.description.abstractThis paper is important for three reasons. The first is that it evaluates the impact of a significant change in the strategic management of police focused on driving down recorded crime rates. The second is that it highlights the continued professionalisation of policing in the willingness of Queensland Police Service (QPS) to contribute to the peer reviewed evidence or knowledge base on what works and what doesn't. Third, it highlights what can be achieved through a successful collaboration between researchers and practitioners. The paper finds that Operational Performance Reviews (OPRs) had a significant impact in reducing certain crime categories in some Queensland police districts. The effects were large enough to influence the overall decline in crime and the initiative resulted in savings to the community. These findings will result in some debate as there are always limitations to social science data and often competing explanations. In this case, the observed declines occurred at the same time as recorded crime had been dropping across the nation and other factors such as the impact of changing illegal drug markets and incapacitation effects, might also have contributed to the change. Unfortunately, longitudinal data on these events at the level of police districts are lacking. This paper highlights what can be done with existing data sources and sophisticated statistical analysis. However, significant investment in building long-term linked small area data including crime and other social indicators, and making that data widely available for research, would ultimately improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the $7.2 billion that is spent on criminal justice each year in Australia.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Institute of Criminologyen_US
dc.publisher.placeCanberraen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/301-320/tandi313.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTrends and issues in crime and criminal justiceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume313en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390401en_US
dc.titleThe impact of Operational Performance Reviews on reported crime in Queenslanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 Australian Institute of Criminology. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2006
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