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Police Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships: Survey of Law Enforcement Executives, United States, 2010

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Alpert, Geoffrey
  • Rojek, Jeff
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2018-01-09
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
crime control; law enforcement; police; police effectiveness; police officers; research
Description
  • Abstract

    These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they are received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompany readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of police practitioner-research partnerships in the United States and examine the factors that prevent or facilitate development and sustainability of these partnerships. This study used a mixed method approach to examine the relationship between law enforcement in the United States and researchers. A nationally-representative sample of law enforcement agencies were randomly selected and given a survey in order to capture the prevalence of police practitioner-researcher partnerships and associated information. Then, representatives from 89 separate partnerships were interviewed, which were identified through the national survey. The primary purpose of these interviews was to gain insight into the barriers and facilitators of police and practitioner relationships as well as the benefits of this partnering. Lastly four case studies were conducted on model partnerships that were identified during interviews with practitioners and researchers.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of police practitioner-research partnerships in the United States and examine the factors that prevent or facilitate development and sustainability of these partnerships.
  • Methods

    This study used a mixed method approach to examine the relationship between law enforcement in the United States and researchers. A nationally-representative sample of law enforcement agencies were randomly selected and given a stratified survey to capture the prevalence of police practitioner-researcher partnerships and associated information. Representatives from 89 separate partnerships were interviewed, which were identified through the national survey. The primary purpose of these interviews was to gain insight into the barriers and facilitators of police and practitioner relationships as well as the benefits of this partnering. Lastly four case studies were conducted on model partnerships that were identified during interviews with practitioners and researchers.
  • Methods

    Dataset 'file3-GENERAL_SURVEY.sav' contains 871 cases with 57 variables covering topics such as: the nature of the partnerships, research benefits, community policing techniques, and use of technology. Dataset 'file4-INDIVIDUAL_PARTNERSHIPS.sav' contains 393 cases and 20 variables covering topics such as: research funding, research products, and success of the partnership.
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: A likert-type scale was used.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 43%
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2010
  • Collection date: 2010-03--2010-07
  • 2010-03 / 2010-07
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Law enforcement agencies included in the 2009 National Directory of Law Enforcement Agencies (NDLEA) database. Smallest Geographic Unit: United States
Sampling
The sample was drawn using the 2009 National Directory of Law Enforcement Agencies (NDLEA) database, which contains information on 15,759 state and local law enforcement agencies. A stratified sampling strategy was employed to provide a nationally-representative sample of law enforcement agencies that used these three criteria from the NDLEA. Agency type categories were state police and highway patrol, municipal and county police departments, and independent city and county sheriff departments. The U.S. census categories were used to identify the four regions of agency location. Jurisdiction population was divided into the following categories:Under 10,000; 10,000 to 49,999; 50,000 to 99,999; 100,000 to 499,999; 500,000 to 999,999; 1,000,000 or more; However, there were 921 agencies that did not have a jurisdiction population provided in the NDLEA. This group was classified into a seventh category of "missing population." The first step in the sampling process was an oversampling of state law enforcement agencies and large municipal and county agencies. This involved selecting all state police or highway patrol for each state (n=50) and all municipal and county agencies serving areas with 100,000 jurisdictional population or more (n=827). The remaining sample (n=1,141) was randomly selected from agencies with jurisdictional populations of less than 100,000, divided across the above population, region, and agency type categories. This randomly selected portion of the sample was intended to be equally distributed across the strata. However, some strata had no agencies or low counts, resulting in some strata having fewer agencies in the sample than others. As a result of this strata representation and an effort for equal representation, a total of 2,018 agencies were initially selected. After the initial survey was distributed, three agencies were identified as not providing law enforcement services, resulting in a final sample of 2,015.
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire
  • web-based survey
Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2009-IJ-CX-0204).
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34977 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2018-01-09 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2018-01-09

Alpert, Geoffrey; Rojek, Jeff (2018): Police Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships: Survey of Law Enforcement Executives, United States, 2010. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34977.v1