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Davis, Robert C. (Robert Carl)

Works: 59 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 12,288 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV6250.3.U5, 362.880973
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Most widely held works about Robert C Davis
Most widely held works by Robert C Davis
Victims of crime : problems, policies, and programs by Susan Herman( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,574 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
Fighting back : neighborhood antidrug strategies by Robert C Davis( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is being done at a local level, in the neighborhood, to prevent and discourage small-time drug dealers is discussed. Partnerships of law enforcement and grassroots citizens' groups are working in many places to reduce the availability and impact of drugs in their communities. The book opens with a discussion of drug use and the urban communities in the United States where they have developed such a hold on the lives of residents. The second chapter discusses a basic action citizens can take--calling police and reporting drug activity. Chapter 3 explores indigenous community antidrug programs in their various forms and presents the case study of a successful effort in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). Chapter 4 then reviews implanted community antidrug programs, those established with external funds and organized from outside the community. Four major examples of this type of program, in which more rigorous evaluations are often possible, show their potential. Police efforts in the neighborhoods are the subject of Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 looks at another law-enforcement approach, programs for the abatement of drug houses. A successful initiative of this sort in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) is profiled. The final chapter summarizes information about neighborhood antidrug approaches. (Contains 6 figures, 5 tables, and 203 references.) (Sld)
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 291 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 257 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 243 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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugs and the community : involving community residents in combatting the sale of illegal drugs( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Securing rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics by Robert C Davis( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 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
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 149 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 )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 116 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 107 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. This first wave of survey data will act as a benchmark against which to assess DPD in the future
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 86 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
Selected international best practices in police performance measurement by Robert C Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 81 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
Results from an elder abuse prevention experiment in New York City by Robert C Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does batterer treatment reduce violence? : a a randomized experiement in Brooklyn by Robert C Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reducing sexual revictimization : a field test with an urban sample : report to the National Institute of Justice( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Victims of crime : problems, policies, and programs
Alternative Names
Davis, Robert C.

Davis, Robert Carl

Davis, Robert Charles

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Fighting back : neighborhood antidrug strategiesThe prevention of crime : social and situational strategiesDrugs and the community : involving community residents in combatting the sale of illegal drugsSecuring rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinicsMeasuring the performance of the Dallas Police Department : 2008-2009 resultsFirst year evaluation of the Caruth Police Institute at Dallas