Crime and Police Resources: A Policy Agenda

  • David John Farmer
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)


Crime can be effectively controlled to the extent that communities make more appropriate use of their police resources, and this control can be achieved without abrogating civil liberties and without inordinate financial cost. Needed is a new form of police agency. Without a policy agenda for working toward such a new form, communities will continue to misuse-to misallocate-their police resources; without the real-location made possible by such a new form, crime will remain inadequately controlled. Such a new form is feasible. In the course of examining the problems of police resources allocation, this book specifies the shape of such an agency and out-lines what can be done to create the new form.


Criminal Justice Police Officer Policy Agendum Crime Control Police Agency 


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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • David John Farmer
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  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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