Trends in the Policing Industry

Edward Maguire, William R. King

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

42 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence does a terrific job of discussing the limited research on trends in the policing industry, but what it does not include is perhaps as informative. Large gaps in the body of research limit our ability to make definitive inferences about how the policing industry is changing. These gaps result in part from a lack of systematic, standardized, longitudinal data collection and analysis on the nature and outputs of police organizations in the United States. As a result, we know little about basic descriptive features of policing and how these features are changing over time. Lacking the ability to track even the most basic descriptive trends, the police research industry is at even more of a loss in developing careful empirical explanations of these trends. This article discusses some of these trends, summarizes what we know and what we do not know about them, and provides some recommendations for how the police research industry can do a better job of describing and explaining trends in the police industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-41
Number of pages27
JournalAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Volume593
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

industry
industry research
trend
police
police organization
ability
fairness
data analysis
lack
evidence
time

Keywords

  • Longitudinal research
  • Organizational change
  • Police
  • Transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

Trends in the Policing Industry. / Maguire, Edward; King, William R.

In: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 593, 05.2004, p. 15-41.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

@article{025ce8348c7d47788b36defc79201bf4,
title = "Trends in the Policing Industry",
abstract = "Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence does a terrific job of discussing the limited research on trends in the policing industry, but what it does not include is perhaps as informative. Large gaps in the body of research limit our ability to make definitive inferences about how the policing industry is changing. These gaps result in part from a lack of systematic, standardized, longitudinal data collection and analysis on the nature and outputs of police organizations in the United States. As a result, we know little about basic descriptive features of policing and how these features are changing over time. Lacking the ability to track even the most basic descriptive trends, the police research industry is at even more of a loss in developing careful empirical explanations of these trends. This article discusses some of these trends, summarizes what we know and what we do not know about them, and provides some recommendations for how the police research industry can do a better job of describing and explaining trends in the police industry.",
keywords = "Longitudinal research, Organizational change, Police, Transformation",
author = "Edward Maguire and King, {William R.}",
year = "2004",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1177/0002716204262960",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "593",
pages = "15--41",
journal = "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science",
issn = "0002-7162",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Trends in the Policing Industry

AU - Maguire, Edward

AU - King, William R.

PY - 2004/5

Y1 - 2004/5

N2 - Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence does a terrific job of discussing the limited research on trends in the policing industry, but what it does not include is perhaps as informative. Large gaps in the body of research limit our ability to make definitive inferences about how the policing industry is changing. These gaps result in part from a lack of systematic, standardized, longitudinal data collection and analysis on the nature and outputs of police organizations in the United States. As a result, we know little about basic descriptive features of policing and how these features are changing over time. Lacking the ability to track even the most basic descriptive trends, the police research industry is at even more of a loss in developing careful empirical explanations of these trends. This article discusses some of these trends, summarizes what we know and what we do not know about them, and provides some recommendations for how the police research industry can do a better job of describing and explaining trends in the police industry.

AB - Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence does a terrific job of discussing the limited research on trends in the policing industry, but what it does not include is perhaps as informative. Large gaps in the body of research limit our ability to make definitive inferences about how the policing industry is changing. These gaps result in part from a lack of systematic, standardized, longitudinal data collection and analysis on the nature and outputs of police organizations in the United States. As a result, we know little about basic descriptive features of policing and how these features are changing over time. Lacking the ability to track even the most basic descriptive trends, the police research industry is at even more of a loss in developing careful empirical explanations of these trends. This article discusses some of these trends, summarizes what we know and what we do not know about them, and provides some recommendations for how the police research industry can do a better job of describing and explaining trends in the police industry.

KW - Longitudinal research

KW - Organizational change

KW - Police

KW - Transformation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=2442583537&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=2442583537&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0002716204262960

DO - 10.1177/0002716204262960

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:2442583537

VL - 593

SP - 15

EP - 41

JO - Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

JF - Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

SN - 0002-7162

ER -