Efficiency in Crime Prevention: A Case Study of the Lisbon Precincts
This paper analyzes the technical efficiency of the Lisbon police precincts in order to investigate its performance. A stochastic cost frontier model is used to generate efficiency scores, assuming that efficiency is time varying. It investigates its efficiency and finds that the results are, at best, mixed since the efficient scores are low and not time varying. Therefore, an alteration of management procedures is proposed in order to enable efficiency to be increased based on a governance–environment framework. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2005
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Volume (Year): 11 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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