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Efficiency and effectiveness in Australian policing

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 16

P N Grabosky

ISBN 0 642 13942 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, December 1988

Abstract

Police efficiency and effectiveness are not inextricably linked, and the police must demonstrate productive use of the resources and authority provided to them. Key issues are police performance; human resource management; operations research and evaluation; and expenditure control.