Journal Article

Past, Present and Future Performance: Lessons and Prospects for the Measurement of Police Performance

Peter Neyroud

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 2, issue 3, pages 340-348
Published in print January 2008 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online January 2008 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pan049
Past, Present and Future Performance: Lessons and Prospects for the Measurement of Police Performance

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Surveying trends and debates in the measurement of police performance since 1970, this article considers what lessons from the past should inform how we determine what constitutesgoodorsuccessfulpolicing. The tension betweenindustrialand community models of policing, and the performance measurement requirements of each, has formed a continuous backdrop to policing throughout the last 30 or so years. In this article Peter Neyroud, Chief Executive of the NPIA, highlights the cyclical way in which these models rise and fall from favour and discusses the prospects for police performance management, suggesting some potentially fruitful approaches for the future.

Journal Article.  5100 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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