Directory of Law Enforcement Agencies Series RSS

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

To ensure an accurate sampling frame for its Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey, the Bureau of Justice Statistics periodically sponsors a census of the nation's state and local law enforcement agencies. This census, known as the Directory Survey, gathers data on all police and sheriffs' department that are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers. Variables include personnel totals, type of agency, geographic location of agency, and whether the agency had the legal authority to hold a person beyond arraignment for 48 or more hours.

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2014
Burruss, George W.,  Giblin, Matthew J. Modeling isomorphism on policing innovation: The role of institutional pressures in adopting community-oriented policing. Crime and Delinquency. 60, (3), 331-355.
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2014
Grosjean, Pauline . A history of violence: The culture of honor and homicide in the US south. Journal of the European Economic Association.
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2014
Kleck, Gary,  Barnes, J.C . Do more police lead to more crime deterrence?. Crime and Delinquency. 60, (5), 716-738.
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2014
Planty, Michael,  Xie, Min . Violent Victimization in New and Established Hispanic Areas, 2007-2010. Special Report. NCJ 246311, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2014
Stinson, Philip M., Sr.,  Liederbach, John,  Brewer, Steven L., Jr.,  Mathna, Brooke E. Police sexual misconduct: A national scale study of arrested officers. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
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2013
Kovandzic, Tomislav,  Schaffer, Mark E.,  Kleck, Gary . Estimating the causal effect of gun prevalence on homicide rates: A local average treatment effect approach. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 29, (4), 477-541.
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2013
Wareham, Jennifer,  Smith, Brad W.,  Lambert, Eric G. Rates and patterns of law enforcement turnover: A research note. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
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2012
Perry, Steven W. Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012. Technical Report. NCJ 239077, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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