The sample for the officer file consisted of all police
officers on patrol in four shifts in the Western and Eastern Divisions
of the Baltimore County Police Department during the period April 1,
1984 through November 30, 1985. The target population was all felony
cases (except homicide, rape/other sex offenses, and child abuse) from
police and prosecutor records for the time period April 1, 1984 through
November 30, 1984 and April 1, 1985 through November 30, 1985.
All police officers in the Baltimore County Police
Department and all felonies committed between April 1, 1984 and
November 30, 1985 in Baltimore County.
official police department and State Attorney General