The Source for Crime and Justice Data

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
Stinson, Philip M.,  Liederbach, John,  Brewer, Steven L.,  Mathna, Brooke E. Police sexual misconduct: A national scale study of arrested officers. Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. .
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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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2012
Reaves, Brian A. Hiring and Retention of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, 2008. Statistical Tables. NCJ 238251, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2011
Banks, Duren,  Perry, Steven W.,  Lee, Allina,  Reaves, Brian,  Malega, Ronald,  Minton, Todd,  Motivans, Mark,  Snyder, Howard . Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011. NCJ 234459, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2011
Grosjean, Pauline . A History of Violence: The Culture of Honor as a Determinant of Homicide in the US South. Australian School of Business Working Paper. .
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2011
Motivans, Mark,  Snyder, Howard . Summary: Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System. NCJ 234218, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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