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Policing in Northern IrelandDelivering the New Beginning?$
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Desmond Rea and Robin Masefield

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381502

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.001.0001

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Police Performance

Police Performance

Chapter:
(p.375) Chapter Thirteen Police Performance
Source:
Policing in Northern Ireland
Author(s):

Desmond Rea

Robin Masefield

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.003.0014

This chapter, written by Edgar Jardine, is primarily an assessment of the performance of the PSNI from 2001-02 to 2001-12, including national comparisons. Beginning with a reference to the Independent Commission recommendations in regard to planning and setting objectives for policing, it then sets out the trends across a wide range of recorded crimes, including violence against the person, domestic burglary, vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour. Describing the detection rates by the PSNI, these are benchmarked against other jurisdictions, followed by a section on public confidence in the police service. The chapter ends with a section interpreting PSNI performance and the indicators adopted by the Policing Board, and finally it notes alternative approaches to performance management.

Keywords:   Planning, Objectives, Recorded crime, Detection rates, Public confidence, Performance measures

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