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Davis, Robert C. (Robert Carl)

Works: 68 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 13,882 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV6250.3.U5, 362.880973
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Most widely held works by Robert C Davis
Securing rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics by Robert C Davis( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,185 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( )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the strategies employed in the United States by law enforcement agencies and community groups working in partnership to prevent and discourage drug dealing. It includes a discussion of both theoretical and programmatic issues
Selected international best practices in police performance measurement by Robert C Davis( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,567 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
Victims of crime by Susan Herman( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,557 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
No more rights without remedies : an impact evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics by Robert C Davis( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Method -- Survey of criminal justice officials' attitudes toward and knowledge of victims' rights -- Determining compliance with victims' rights based on prosecutor records -- Surveys of victim experience in the criminal justice system -- Community impact -- Clinics' impact on the legal landscape -- Clinic sustainability -- Conclusions
Digital evidence and the U.S. criminal justice system : identifying technology and other needs to more effectively acquire and utilize digital evidence by Sean E Goodison( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the results of a National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-sponsored research effort to identify and prioritize criminal justice needs related to digital evidence collection, management, analysis, and use. With digital devices becoming ubiquitous, digital evidence is increasingly important to the investigation and prosecution of many types of crimes. These devices often contain information about crimes committed, movement of suspects, and criminal associates. However, there are significant challenges to successfully using digital evidence in prosecutions, including inexperience of patrol officers and detectives in preserving and collecting digital evidence, lack of familiarity with digital evidence on the part of court officials, and an overwhelming volume of work for digital evidence examiners. Through structured interaction with police digital forensic experts, prosecuting attorneys, a privacy advocate, and industry representatives, the effort identified and prioritized specific needs to improve utilization of digital evidence in criminal justice. Several top-tier needs emerged from the analysis, including education of prosecutors and judges regarding digital evidence opportunities and challenges; training for patrol officers and investigators to promote better collection and preservation of digital evidence; tools for detectives to triage analysis of digital evidence in the field; development of regional models to make digital evidence analysis capability available to small departments; and training to address concerns about maintaining the currency of training and technology available to digital forensic examiners
Evaluation of the Caruth Police Institute at Dallas by Robert C Davis( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caruth Police Institute (CPI), funded by the Communities Foundation of Texas, was designed for the benefit of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) to create staff development courses and to bring the expertise of academic experts and business leaders to bear on complex policing problems. This report presents a three-year evaluation of the CPI, covering development of its research activities, its effect, and its sustainability. The authors conducted a series of in-depth interviews with key informants in the DPD and participants in previous CPI courses to gauge the success and impact of the program. Additionally, they used fiscal data provided by CPI staff and information about business models gained in interviews with heads of other police leadership programs to develop examples of how CPI might balance revenues and expenses in order to sustain itself
Victims of crime : problems, policies, and programs( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective policing for 21st-century Israel by Jessica M Saunders( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We Matched U.S. and Israeli Forces on Predictors of Police Force Size and CompositionComparisons Identified Differences in Policing Approaches; Conclusion; Approaches to Policing in Minority Communities; Minority Policing Needs to Address the Problems of Both Overpolicing and Underpolicing; A Variety of Measures Are Used to Address Minority Policing; Systematic Research Is Lacking Regarding Other Practices; Conclusion; Methods for Implementing Responsive and Effective Policing; Community Policing; Problem-Oriented Policing; Deterrence; Use of Volunteers
Does batterer treatment reduce violence? : a randomized experiment in Brooklyn by Robert C Davis( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results from an elder abuse prevention experiment in New York City by Robert C Davis( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing Repeat Incidents of Family Violence : a Reanalysis of Data From Three Field Tests in Manhattan [New York City], New York, 1987, 1995-1997 by Robert C Davis( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 341 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrant populations as victims : toward a multicultural criminal justice system by Robert C Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research brief summarizes a study that investigated whether the diverse cultural makeup of many communities requires the criminal justice system to modify its approach, particularly in handling immigrants. The study examined whether immigrant victims have more difficulty than other victims in dealing with the police and courts because of differences in language, expectations, and treatment by officials. Researchers surveyed police chiefs, prosecutors, court administrators, and victims from diverse immigrant neighborhoods. According to the results, many recent immigrants fail to report crimes. Most participants saw this failure to report crimes as a serious problem which allowed criminals to go free and eroded the ability of the criminal justice system to function effectively. Domestic violence was the least reported crime. Sexual assault and gang violence were also underreported. Most incidents described by respondents involved perpetrators from the same ethnic group as the victim. Officials believed that immigrants faced great hardships when reporting crimes to police or appearing in court, including language barriers, cultural differences, and ignorance of the U.S. justice system. Immigrants who reported crimes and appeared in court mostly reported positive experiences. Two sidebars present innovative programs serving immigrant victims and promising findings. (SM)
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 258 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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevention of crime : social and situational strategies by Dennis P Rosenbaum( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 203 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

Cold-case investigations : an analysis of current practices and factors associated with successful outcomes by Robert C Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 159 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 )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 135 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
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Fighting back : neighborhood antidrug strategies
Fighting back : neighborhood antidrug strategiesVictims of crimeNo more rights without remedies : an impact evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinicsEffective policing for 21st-century IsraelThe prevention of crime : social and situational strategiesCold-case investigations : an analysis of current practices and factors associated with successful outcomes
Alternative Names
Davis, Robert C.

Davis, Robert Carl

Davis, Robert Charles

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