Do Computers Help Police Fight Crime?
Luis Garicano () and
CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
Increased computerisation results in more effective crime-fighting - but only if police work is reorganised to take advantage of the presence of computers. That is the central conclusion of a study of the impact of information technology on the organisation and productivity of US police departments by Paul Heaton and Luis Garicano. The research finds that in cities like New York, computers plus an integrated information and management system for policing increased crime clearance rates.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cep:cepcnp:247
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
Series data maintained by ().