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Davis, Robert C. (Robert Carl)

Works: 56 works in 162 publications in 1 language and 8,542 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV6250.3.U5, 362.880973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert C Davis
Victims of crime ( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This edition provides up-to-date reports on criminal victimization including current trends, the emotional impact of crime, the needs and problems of certain victims, and victim participation in the criminal justice system
Securing rights for victims a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics by Robert C Davis( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clinics have dealt with a range of victims' rights issues in trial courts, including the rights to be present, to be consulted about plea offers, to make an impact statement, to be notified of changes in defendants' detention status, to restitution, and to privacy. However, the principal issue has been victims' standing before the court to enforce their rights. In some states, standing has been acknowledged, at least in limited ways. In other states, clinics have made or are making steps toward such recognition or have been successful in representing victims without the issue being directly confronted. In one state, attorneys' ability to represent victims in criminal court is currently in serious question. This book discusses how some clinics have won significant gains at the appellate and federal court levels concerning victim standing, the rights to be consulted and heard, and the right to privacy. The authors conclude that the state clinics are beginning to fulfill the intentions of their architects and funders. All of the clinics have pushed the envelope of victims' rights in their state courts. Some have won significant victories in gaining standing for victims and expanding the definition of particular rights. Others are enjoined in the battle. But all have raised awareness of victims' rights with prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, and police officials
Fighting back neighborhood antidrug strategies by Robert C Davis( )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite strenuous governmental efforts over the past decade, illicit drug use continues to pose a serious challenge to society and, in particular, inner city communities in the United States. Fighting Back describes the strategies employed by law enforcement agencies and community groups working in partnership to prevent and discourage drug dealing. Offering informed and positive observations, the book includes: a detailed discussion of both theoretical and programmatic issues; the latest empirical research incorporating newly published investigations; and case studies
Selected international best practices in police performance measurement by Robert C Davis( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historically, police agencies have measured their performance against a very restricted set of crime-focused indicators, such as crime rates, arrests, and response times. However, modern police officers must be prepared to take on a wide variety of roles, from problem-solver to counselor and provider of first aid, among many others. Therefore, performance measures should be multidimensional to capture the complexity inherent in modern policing. In this era of tight budgets and deep cuts in municipal services, local officials have prioritized police performance improvement and the collection of measurable evidence to justify budget requests. Police departments also benefit from measuring performance; the results can help officials monitor department operations, promote adherence to policies and strategic plans, and detect patterns of bias or misconduct. By defining what is measured, executives send a signal to their command about what activities are valued and what results are considered important. Performance measures can also help track the progress of individual officers, the efficient use of funds, and many other indicators of organizational health. This report describes some of the key considerations involved in designing measures to evaluate law enforcement agencies. It also includes a framework for measuring performance and a detailed review of some international best practices
Immigrant populations as victims : toward a multicultural criminal justice system by Robert C Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strategies for courts to cope with the caseload pressures of drug cases : executive summary : a study of the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section by Barbara E Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Improving enforcement of court-ordered restitution : executive summary by Barbara E Smith( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reducing sexual revictimization a field test with an urban sample : report to the National Institute of Justice ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Does batterer treatment reduce violence? a a randomized experiment in Brooklyn by Robert C Davis( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Results from an elder abuse prevention experiment in New York City by Robert C Davis( )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prevention of crime : social and situational strategies by Dennis P Rosenbaum( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drugs and the community : involving community residents in combatting the sale of illegal drugs ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No more rights without remedies : an impact evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics by Robert C Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cold-case investigations : an analysis of current practices and factors associated with successful outcomes by Robert C Davis( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The number of cold-case units and the expenditures to fund them are increasing, but little is known about the return on this investment. This report seeks to help better understand cold-case investigation, discussing the status of cold-case investigations in the United States and examining factors associated with successful cold-case investigations. It asks what the current practices of law enforcement agencies are with respect to investigating cold cases and what strategies agencies can use, based on the likelihood of success, to prioritize cold-case investigations. A national survey of law enforcement agencies was used to determine whether and how agencies conducted cold-case investigations, while samples were drawn from investigative case files in four cities to determine attributes of cold cases that are associated with case clearance, arrest, and conviction. The survey revealed that most agencies do little cold-case work, cold-case funding is tenuous, success rates for cold-case investigations are low, and agency factors associated with higher clearance rates included level of funding and access to investigative databases. The case-file analysis revealed that one can identify factors that predict whether a cold-case investigation will be successful, including the basis for initiating the cold-case investigation, characteristics of the victim and crime, progress made during the initial investigation, and actions of cold-case investigators; clearing a cold case does not automatically lead to making an arrest; in sexual-assault cold cases, even when a suspect DNA match has been made, about one-third of cases are not filed because of problems with victim cooperation, credibility, or availability of suspects who are deceased or in prison, but those cases that are prosecuted resulted in convictions and lengthy prison terms more than 90 percent of the time; and cooperation between police and prosecutors can improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of cold-case investigations
Oversight of the Liberian National Police by David C Gompert( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Liberian National Police (LNP) will become the chief provider of security in Liberia as the United Nations Mission in Liberia is reduced. Given the LNP's capabilities and complexity, its past manipulation by former President Charles Taylor, and a pattern of police misconduct in much of Africa, the question of oversight is critical. To examine how best to design the LNP oversight construct, the authors evaluate the likely effectiveness of different oversight options against three criteria-manageability, permanent professionalism, and public confidence-and study police oversight concepts used in other African countries. They conclude that Liberia needs a mixed (i.e., government-independent) LNP oversight system with a broad mandate for enhancing police professionalism and gaining the confidence of the public. Such a system should be clear, relatively simple, manageable, and comprehensible to the Liberian people, and it should complement and strengthen both the government's normal management of the LNP and the LNP's ability to operate. The authors recommend the creation of a government-chaired, mixed-membership, multi-tiered system with the authority and competence to evaluate police policy and performance and to make associated recommendations. Accordingly, the authors recommend the creation of a high-level policy body (the LNP Policy Council) and a subordinate body (the LNP Investigative Council) to investigate individual allegations of police abuse and look for patterns of such behavior within different parts of police agencies. They also recommend that the groundwork should be laid for the eventual creation of local police forums to promote local connectivity and confidence
Measuring the performance of the Dallas Police Department : 2008-2009 results by Robert C Davis( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the results of four surveys carried out in 2008-2009, this report describes the state of policing in Dallas, Texas. These surveys collected data on the opinions of randomly selected Dallas residents, people who had a recent contact with an officer of the Dallas Police Department (DPD), DPD officers, and retail business owners in Dallas. The surveys are part of an evaluation of the Caruth Police Institute at Dallas, an initiative to improve the quality of policing in the DPD by promoting staff development, bringing together community and national resources to solve DPD problems, and instituting effective police strategies and practices. The wave of surveys reported here will act as a benchmark against which to assess the success of the Caruth Police Institute in enhancing the capacity of the DPD to better serve the citizens of Dallas
First year evaluation of the Caruth Police Institute at Dallas by Robert C Davis( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In March 2009, the Dallas Police Department (DPD) began a unique partnership with two local universities, the University of North Texas (UNT) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). A $10 million gift from the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) provided start-up funds to create the W.W. Caruth Jr. Police Institute at Dallas (CPI), which provides training for officers at all stages of their careers and serves as the research and problem-solving arm of the DPD, providing solutions to complex policing problems and developing effective crime-fighting strategies. This report describes the results of a first-year process evaluation of CPI based on an evaluation design that RAND researchers prepared with funding from CFT. The design included a process evaluation of the institute⁰́₉s first-year operations and an impact evaluation to assess whether and how the institute can make the DPD more effective. This report on the process evaluation examines the extent to which CPI is meeting its operational goals and the milestones set forth in its business plan, as well as obstacles to implementation and how CPI has responded to these challenges. The process evaluation included collecting information from DPD and institute records, interviews with CPI staff, interviews with senior DPD managers, interviews with participants in CPI⁰́₉s inaugural course for lieutenants, course evaluations completed by participating lieutenants, and observations of meetings of the CPI board of stewards and classes. Although CPI got off to a slow start, it assembled a well-qualified staff that created a state-of-the-art leadership class for lieutenants as its first course. The research and problem-solving component of the institute is also off to a solid start
Crime victims : learning how to help them by Robert C Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evaluating the Communities Foundation of Texas's gift to the Dallas Police Department : the Caruth Police Institute's first leadership course by Robert C Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History has shown the importance of strong and effective police leadership, but it is no longer enough to learn the principles of policing early in one's career: The explosion in technology has made it essential that police managers keep current with new developments and that organizations have the flexibility to change appropriately. In 2006, the Communities Foundation of Texas allocated $15 million to the Dallas Police Department, of which $10 million was used to establish the W. W. Caruth Jr. Police Institute (CPI), a partnership between the department and two local universities. CPI was designed to provide training for police officers at all stages of their careers and to serve as the research and problem-solving arm of the Dallas Police Department. The hope is that the institute will play an integral role in supporting leadership training, staff development, and career advancement among all Dallas police officers. An evaluation of the first course offered by CPI, a leadership training course for lieutenants in which participation was voluntary, revealed that participants had favorable opinions of the course in terms its impact on their approach to their jobs, their relationships with supervisors and subordinates, and their sense of solidarity with their coworkers. The evaluation contrasted the experiences of participants with those of a control group of lieutenants in the department to determine whether there were changes in leadership style as a result of completing the course. It also included interviews with senior Dallas Police Department staff to gauge their perspectives on the course and how the institute could be used for the benefit of the department
Evaluating the Communities Foundation of Texas's gift to the Dallas Police Department : patrol car video recorders and laptops by Robert C Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Police departments today are expected to pursue a wide range of missions beyond simple crime-fighting. With these new responsibilities come new requirements, particularly in the area of technology. In 2006, the Communities Foundation of Texas allocated $15 million to the Dallas Police Department, of which $5 million was intended to address the department⁰́₉s technology needs. The funds were used to acquire and install digital video recorders and laptop computers in patrol cars, helping the department modernize its operations. The foundation asked RAND to evaluate the impact of its technology gift and help it determine whether the funds were well spent. The evaluation considered the devices⁰́₉ uses and frequency of use by officers, senior and patrol officers⁰́₉ opinions of the devices, and trends in the overall number of citizen complaints and the proportion of complaints in which disciplinary action was taken as a result of video evidence. It also revealed a number of implementation problems with the video recorders that stemmed from a lack of backward compatibility between different models of video recorders. The evaluation was limited by a lack of historical data on before-and-after measures of officers⁰́₉ time allocation, which prevented a determination of time savings resulting from the use of computers in patrol cars
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Alternative Names
Davis, Robert C.
Davis, Robert Carl
Davis, Robert Charles
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