Police Services Study, Phase II, 1977 [electronic resource] : Rochester, St. Louis, and St. Petersburg Elinor Ostrom, Roger B. Parks, Gordon Whitaker

Data file
ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1987.
4 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system


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Summary note
The data for this study were collected in order to examine the delivery of police services in selected neighborhoods. Performances of police agencies organized in different ways were compared as they delivered services to different sets of comparable neighborhoods. For Part 1, Citizen Debriefing Data, data were drawn from telephone interviews conducted with citizens who were involved in police-citizen encounters or who requested police services during the observed shifts. The file contains data on the citizens involved in observed encounters, their satisfaction with the delivered services, and neighborhood characteristics. This file includes variables such as the type of incident, estimated property loss, police response time, type of action taken by police, citizen satisfaction with the handling of the problem by police, reasons for dissatisfaction, the emotional state of the citizen during the encounter, whom the officers referred the citizen to for help, the citizen's prior contacts with police, and the citizen's education, age, sex, and total family income. Part 2, General Shift Information, contains data describing the shift (i.e., the eight-hour tour of duty to which the officers were assigned), the officers, and the events occurring during an observed shift. This file includes such variables as the total number of encounters, a breakdown of dispatched runs by type, the number of contacts with other officers, the number of contacts with non-police support units, officer discretion in taking legal action, and officer attitudes on patrol styles and activities. Part 3, Police Encounters Data, describes police encounters observed by the research team during selected shifts. It consists of information describing the officers' role in encounters with citizens observed during a shift and their demeanor toward the citizens involved. The file includes variables such as t... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/08605.xml
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15.
Type of data
4 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system
Time and place of event
Start: 1977-05; and end: 1977-08.
Funding information
National Science Foundation. United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice. APR74-14059 A03 and 78-NI-AX-0020
System details
Mode of access: Internet.
Part 1: Citizen Debriefing Data; Part 2: General Shift Information; Part 3: Police Encounters Data; Part 4: Victimization Survey Data
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Also available as downloadable files.
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