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Measuring Efficiency and Effectiveness in Policing: A Queensland Perspective

  • Owen Hortz


The interest in the evaluation of police work has been growing rapidly over the last eight years. The economic growth of the early 1980s has been replaced with the economic stringency of the 1990s. There has been an adoption of the private sector approach to evaluating public services. Value for money has never been more important, and all public services have been called to demonstrate efficiency in operation. Performance indicators have been developed for the police to aid in demonstrating this.



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