The Source for Crime and Justice Data

Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

Conducted periodically since 1987, LEMAS collects data from over 3,000 general purpose state and local law enforcement agencies, including all those that employ 100 or more sworn officers and a nationally representative sample of smaller agencies. Data obtained include agency responsibilities, operating expenditures, job functions of sworn and civilian employees, officer salaries and special pay, demographic characteristics of officers, weapons and armor policies, education and training requirements, computers and information systems, use of video technology, vehicles, special units, and community policing activities.

Years Produced: Periodically since 1987

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2016
Bond, Brenda J.,  Gabriele, Kathryn R. Research and planning units: An innovation instrument in the 21st-century police organization. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
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2016
Johnson, Olivia N. Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Response survey result. Journal of Law Enforcement. 5, (3), 1-35.
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2016
Leonardi, Florencia,  Buhlmann, Peter . Computationally Efficient Change Point Detection for High-Dimensional Regression. Sao Paulo, Brazil: FAPESP Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics.
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2016
Ozkan, Turgut,  Worrall, John L.,  Piquero, Alex R. Does minority representation in police agencies reduce assaults on the police?. American Journal of Criminal Justice.
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2016
Taylor, Ralph B.,  Groff, Elizabeth R.,  Elesh, David,  Johnson, Lallen . Intra-Metropolitan Crime Patterning and Prediction. Final Report. NCJ 249739, Washington, DC: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program, National Institute of Justice.
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2016
Tosun, Hamza . IT management in policing: Main advantages and disadvantages of it for police managers. European Scientific Journal. 12, (9), 23-35.
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2016
Walfield, Scott M. When a cleared rape is not cleared: A multilevel study of arrest and exceptional clearance. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 31, (9), 1767-1792.
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2016
Willits, Dale,  Nowacki, Jeffrey . The use of specialized cybercrime policing units: An organizational analysis. Criminal Justice Studies.
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2015
Bennett, Laura . Race and Gender in Policing: Are More Representative Departments More Effective?. Duke University, .
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2015
Bies, Katherine J.,  Deporto, Isaiah M.,  Long, Darryl G.,  McKoy, Megan S.,  Mukamal, Debbie A.,  Sklansky, David A. Stuck in the '70s: The Demographics of California Prosecutors. Stanford, CA: Stanford Law School, Stanford Criminal Justice Center.
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