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The Challenge and Promise of Using Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism, United States, 2014

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Schanzer, David
  • Kurzman, Charles
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2018-03-07
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
community policing; counterterrorism; extremism; Islam; law enforcement; Muslims--United States; police citizen interactions; police training
Description
  • Abstract

    These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were 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 accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. The study contains data from a survey of 480 large (200+ sworn officers) state and local law enforcement agencies, and 63 additional smaller county and municipal agencies that experienced violent extremism. These data were collected as part of a project to perform a comprehensive assessment of challenges and opportunities when developing partnerships between police and communities to counter violent extremism. Qualitative data collected as a part of this project are not included in this release. This collection includes one tab-delimited data file: "file6-NIJ-2012-3163-Survey-Responses.csv" with 194 variables and 382 cases.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to identify how law enforcement agencies throughout the country were engaging with communities who may have had members at risk of recruitment to violent extremism, in order to promote public safety and protect national security.
  • Methods

    This study had three elements: A survey of 480 state and local law enforcement agencies across the United States with 200+ sworn officers, and 63 additional smaller county and municipal agencies that experienced an incident or prosecution for violent extremism in recent years; Telephone interviews with 18 municipal and county law enforcement agencies across the United States; Site visits to local law enforcement jurisdictions across the United States resulting in more than 50 interviews, and site visits to 18 Muslim American community organizations and focus groups across the United States.; Data from elements two and three are not released with this study.
  • Methods

    The study features a single data file (NIJ-2012-3163-Survey-Responses.csv) comprised of 194 variables and 382 cases. The variables relate to: Identification of violent extremism threats and current strategies to address those threats; The use of community policing strategies to counter violent extremism and identify potential barriers.;
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: Several Likert-type scales were used.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Survey response rate: 70 percent.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2014
  • Collection date: 2014
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies across the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: None
Sampling
Law enforcement survey: The sampling frame was all 480 state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies with more than 200 sworn officers, plus 63 additional county and municipal agencies with 200 or fewer sworn officers in selected jurisdictions that experienced an incident or prosecution for violent extremism in recent years. The survey yielded responses from 339 of the larger agencies (a 71 percent response rate) and 43 of the smaller agencies (a 68 percent response rate), for a total of 382 law enforcement agencies (a 70 percent response rate), including 35 state agencies, 141 county agencies, and 206 municipal agencies, whose combined jurisdictions cover 86 percent of the U.S. population.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • mail questionnaire
  • telephone interview
  • web-based survey
Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2012-ZA-BX-0002).
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
  • 36460 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36460.v1

Update Metadata: 2018-03-07 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2018-03-07

Schanzer, David; Kurzman, Charles (2018): The Challenge and Promise of Using Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism, United States, 2014. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36460