Costing of Police

The current economic climate has forced all police services to look closely at their budgets.   The costing of police and return on investment have become hot topics in policing.  The library recommends the following resources to get you started.

Books and Reports

Making Policing More Affordable: Managing Costs and Measuring Value in Policing / Gascon, George.  Washington, DC, USA: U.S. National Institute of Justice, 2010.    HV 8139 .A3 W35 2010 (Also available online)

Hidden in Plain Sight: What Cost-of-Crime Research Can Tell Us about Investing in Police / Heaton, Paul.  Santa Monica, CA, USA: Rand Center on Quality Policing, 2010.    HV 8139 H43 2010 (Also available online)

Sustaining Value for Money in the Police Service: Community Safety, July 2010 / Wales Audit Office.  Cardiff, Wales, GB: Wales Audit Commission, 2010.    HV 8196 .A3 W35 2010

Valuing the Police: Policing in an Age of Austerity / Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary.  London, GB: Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary, 2010.    HV 8196 .A3 2010 (Also available online)

Mesure de la performance policière : expériences internationales / Lelandais, Isabelle.  Montréal, QC, Cdn : Centre international pour la prévention de la criminalité, 2007.    HV 7936 .P7 L45 2007  (Also available online)


Economics of Policing


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