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Macro-Level Influences on Police Decision-Making and Engagement with Victims of Serious Violent Crimes: A Narrative Case Study of Two States

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $78,783)

The proposed dissertation research seeks to study the influence of police policy, procedures, and organizational factors on how police investigators engage with victims. The project proposes in-depth, qualitative case studies of police agencies in Arizona and Nevada. Thematic analysis will be conducted on transcripts of 40 semi-structured interviews with police officers in Arizona and Nevada. Interview recruitment will occur through snowball sampling of rural, urban, and suburban agencies. This will be augmented by a content analysis of agency policies and procedures, training curriculum, and other relevant public records. The study will conclude with a comparative analysis of Arizona and Nevada to assess the influence of the police organization on officer response to victims.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14)." CA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2019