Efficiency in Crime Prevention: A Study of Lisbon's Police Precincts
AbstractThis article analyses the technical efficiency of Lisbon's police precincts by evaluating their relative performance. It starts from the assumption that there is time-varying efficiency and uses a stochastic cost-frontier model to generate efficiency scores. Indeed, this efficiency model is thoroughly investigated. However, the results are found to be at best mixed, because the model reveals low efficiency and time-unvarying scores. To increase efficiency, this article advocates an improvement of top management procedures, based on a governance-environment framework.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Review of Applied Economics.
Volume (Year): 21 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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- Kollias, Christos & Mylonidis, Nikolaos & Paleologou, Suzanna-Maria, 2013. "Crime and the effectiveness of public order spending in Greece: Policy implications of some persistent findings," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 121-133.
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