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Sparrow, Malcolm K.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 120 publications in 2 languages and 8,076 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RA395.A3, 363.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Malcolm K Sparrow
 
Most widely held works by Malcolm K Sparrow
License to steal : why fraud plagues America's health care system by Malcolm K Sparrow( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fraud and abuse bleeds more than 100 billion dollars each year out of the U.S. health system. This detailed examination shows the problem is worse than almost anyone knows, mostly invisible, and still far from controlled. Sparrow reveals that current control systems fail by presenting fraud perpetrators with a safe, easy-to-hit target: fully automated check-printing systems, which only require thieves to bill "correctly" regardless of whether or not any medical service is provided. This target attracts an extraordinary range of criminal entrepreneurs, from low-life hoods who sign on as Medicare or Medicaid providers equipped with nothing more than beepers and mailboxes, to drug trafficking organizations, organized crime syndicates, even major hospital chains. Sparrow's research examines the much-misunderstood effects of managed care on the problem, the government's recent attempts to grapple with fraud, and the campaign by various provider associations to undermine those efforts
Handcuffed : what holds policing back, and the keys to reform by Malcolm K Sparrow( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The police shooting of an unarmed young black man in the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb of Ferguson earlier this year sparked riots and the beginning of a national conversation on race and policing. Much of that conversation has focused more on social issues. Malcolm Sparrow, who teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School and is a former British police detective, argues in this new book that there is another dimension that played a role not only in Ferguson but in many other high-profile police killings of unarmed blacks: the character of policing itself. Sparrow shows how police departments across America have shelved the traditional ideas of community policy-the cop on the beat how knows his or her neighborhood and its inhabitants-and also simple problem solving when it comes to crime to focus on crime reduction. That has meant a reliance on quantitative methods where police define how well they are doing by tallying up how many traffic tickets have been issued (Ferguson), or arrests made for petty crimes (Eric Garner selling nontaxed cigarettes in New York). The list goes on. Police departments need to shed this reliance on crime reduction metrics and mindsets and turn back to making public safety, and public cooperation, their primary goals"--
The character of harms : operational challenges in control by Malcolm K Sparrow( )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should we deal with societal ills such as crime, poverty, pollution, terrorism, and corruption? A Harvard professor and former Detective Chief Inspector of the British Police, Malcolm Sparrow argues that control or mitigation of these and other "bad" things involves distinctive patterns of thought and action which turn out to be broadly applicable across a range of human endeavors, and which need to be better understood. In this provocative new book, he demonstrates that an explicit focus on the bads, rather than on the countervailing goods (safety, prosperity, environmental stewardship, etc.) can provide rich opportunities for surgically efficient and effective interventions - an approach which he terms "the sabotage of harms." Drawing from Sparrow's rich background and unique experiences in law enforcement, this book makes a powerful case for this new approach to tackling the complex problems facing society
Beyond 911 : a new era for policing by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing science by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper argues that the emphasis on using evidence-based practices (EBP) from social science research and methodology to establish operational and program agendas for policing practice only limits and distracts from more relevant and substantive contributions from natural sciences methodology (e.g., pattern recognition); traditionally productive avenues of observation, investigation and inquiry (e.g., crime analysis); and problem-oriented policing as more effective responses to crime in communities. Governing Science is one of a series of papers that are being published as a result of the second "Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety," a collaboration of NIJ and Harvard Kennedy School's Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management."--Publisher's website
One week in Heron City : a case study by Malcolm K Sparrow( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imposing duties : government's changing approach to compliance by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the purposes and methods of government agencies whose principal business involves encouraging, and sometimes forcing, citizens to meet their public obligations: policing, environmental protection and tax administration. The traditional cultures of these compliance agencies incorporated a classic enforcement mentality, built upon the fundamental assumption that a ruthless and efficient investigation and enforcement capability would produce compliance through deterrence. This model is now under stress. There are too many violators, too many laws to be enforced, and not enough resources to get the job done. Making numerous arrests seems to be more effective in jamming up the criminal justice system than in reducing crime. Sparrow draws out remarkable parallels in the ways these professions are adapting to meet their current challenges, as they reject their traditional reliance on retrospective, case-by-case, after-the-fact enforcement. Rather than perpetuating their dependence on processes, procedures, and "coverage," these professions are each developing new capacities for analyzing important patterns of non-compliance, prioritizing risks, and designing intelligent interventions using a much broader range of tools. Sparrow extracts the essence of the transformations underway, explores the critical implications for information management, and lays out the issues that need resolution before the emerging compliance strategies can reach maturity
Fraud control in the health care industry : assessing the state of the art by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing the boundary between public and private policing by Malcolm K Sparrow( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring performance in a modern police organization by Malcolm K Sparrow( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information systems and the development of policing by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in government : the moral challenge of public leadership by Mark Harrison Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing community policing by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A topological approach to the matching of single fingerprints : development of algorithms for use on rolled impressions by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A topological approach to the matching of single fingerprints : development of algorithms for use on latent fingermarks by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fraud control in the health care industry : b assessing the state of the art by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topological Approach to the Matching of Single Fingerprints : Development of Algorithms for Use on Rolled Impressions by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jian guan de yi shu by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing community policing by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One week in heron city : a case study (case b) by Malcolm K Sparrow( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The character of harms : operational challenges in control
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Sparrow, Malcolm 1956-

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