Citizen ratings of the importance of selected police duties

Vincent Webb, Charles Katz, Nanette Graham

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Abstract

This paper reports on citizen ratings of the importance of different police duties. Nine cumulative logistical regression models are estimated using data from a city-wide survey of urban conditions and sendees, and the effects of 77 independent variables compared across the 9 models. The findings indicate differences for 7 of the 9 models. The most consistent differences across models are for race-ethnicity and marital status. In addition, the parameter estimates for income, education, age, and gender is significant for some of the models. No significant parameter estimates were found for the models for investigating drug crimes and investigating gang activity. Nearly all respondents, regardless of personal and social characteristics, gave high ratings to these two duties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-54
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Crime and Justice
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1997

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