Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategy, 2012-2014 [United States] (ICPSR 36367)

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Kevin Strom, RTI International

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36367.v1

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The purpose of this study was to develop a research-based framework to guide police agencies in future selection, implementation, and use of technology. This project was conducted in three phases. First, an expert panel was convened to identify key policing technology and to ensure that the survey captured critical indicators of technology performance. Second, a nationally representative survey was administered to over 1,200 state and local law enforcement agencies. The survey explored policing strategies and activities as well as technology acquisition, use, and challenges.

Strom, Kevin. Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategy, 2012-2014 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-12-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36367.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2012-MU-CX-0043)

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2012 -- 2014
2014-02 -- 2014-07

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 qualitative data from the site visits are not available at this time.

The purpose of this study was to develop a research-based framework to guide police agencies in future selection, implementation, and use of technology.

This project was conducted in three phases. First, an expert panel was convened to identify key policing technology and to ensure that the survey captured critical indicators of technology performance. Second, a nationally representative survey was administered to over 1,200 state and local law enforcement agencies. The survey explored policing strategies and activities as well as technology acquisition, use, and challenges. Results from this survey were used to identify agencies that would be well suited for the final research phase, in-depth site visits. Site visit locations were stratified so that visits were conducted with both municipal and sheriff agencies of a variety of sizes (small, medium, and large) and experiences with technology.

The sampling frame was developed using the 2012 National Directory of Law Enforcement Administrators (NDLEA), an electronic list obtained from the National Public Safety Information Bureau (NPSIB). The 2012 NDLEA is composed of contact information for 15,847 law enforcement agencies in the United States.

Cross-sectional

All police departments in the United States in 2012.

Law Enforcement Agency
survey data

Dataset 'Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategy in the 21st Century.sav' contains 776 cases and 323 variables. These variables all pertain to the importance, acquisition, and impact of a variety of technology on policing practices.

60.5%

2017-12-21

2017-12-21

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Strom, Kevin. Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategy, 2012-2014 [United States]. ICPSR36367-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-12-21. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36367.v1

The data include two weight variables "Weight" and "Weight_large". Users should refer to the provided Secondary Analyst User Guide for more information on the use of these variables.

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  • 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.

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.