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Evaluating the effectiveness of the Spanish police force through data envelopment analysis

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  • Isabel-María García-Sánchez

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal European Journal of Law and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 43-57

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:23:y:2007:i:1:p:43-57

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    Keywords: Effectiveness; DEA; Police services; H21; C14;

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    1. Michael Gorman & John Ruggiero, 2009. "Evaluating U.S. judicial district prosecutor performance using DEA: are disadvantaged counties more inefficient?," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 27(3), pages 275-283, June.

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