Intelligence-led policing: a comparative analysis of community context influencing innovation uptake

Darroch, Steve and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2015) Intelligence-led policing: a comparative analysis of community context influencing innovation uptake. Policing and Society, 25 1: 1-24. doi:10.1080/10439463.2013.784312

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Author Darroch, Steve
Mazerolle, Lorraine
Title Intelligence-led policing: a comparative analysis of community context influencing innovation uptake
Journal name Policing and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1043-9463
1477-2728
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10439463.2013.784312
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 24
Total pages 24
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The capacity of police organisations to adopt innovative practices is poorly understood. This paper examines the relative uptake of one particular innovation: intelligence-led policing (ILP), across four police areas in New Zealand. We used a survey of 286 officers and 32 depth interviews to explore police attitudes and perceptions of community context influencing the adoption of ILP. We found strong uptake of ILP was associated with a healthy relationship with local government and officer perceptions of more manageable demand for police services and perceptions of less complex and more stable operational environments. Strong uptake of ILP also mitigated the influence of neighbourhood factors on officer behaviour. Media relations, police unions and community relations did not influence or impair the uptake of ILP. In police areas where ILP uptake was patchy, officers tended to view their operational environment as more unstable and complex and were more influenced by neighbourhood factors. The uptake of ILP equipped officers with greater self-belief about their ability to influence the local criminal environment.
Keyword Strategic innovation
Continuous innovation
Intelligence-led policing
Community context
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 17 April 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
Official 2014 Collection
 
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