Research

Designing a Total Business Solution Approach to Brand Protection. Brand Protection Professional, Vol. 3 (4): 32-33, 2018.

Brand protection is most effective when implemented as a total business solution, integrating and coordinating key functions across the enterprise toward a common goal. This article reports on benchmark data from 42 respondents (mostly representing brand-owning firms) that identify the key functions that need to be integrated as well as the specific tactics they can implement. Read More

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A Systematic Analysis of Product Counterfeiting Schemes, Offenders, and Victims in the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Forthcoming.

Despite being a global, growing risk, little systematic research has been conducted on the nature of product counterfeiting schemes. This research examines 196 schemes involving pharmaceutical, electronics, or food counterfeiting where at least one participant was indicted in a U.S. court between 2000 and 2015. The schemes involved 551 individual and 310 business offenders that resulted in trademark violations of 146 brands.

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Law Enforcement Staffing for the National Park Service: Participant Handbook. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Forthcoming.

In the fall of 2016, we launched a collaborative effort to study law enforcement staffing for the National Park Service. As part of this research, this report aims to illustrate for park law enforcement leadership how data and analysis can inform deployment and strategy. Primary topics covered include crime analysis, traffic accident analysis, call for service data, work schedules, problem-oriented policing, and program evaluation.

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Officer Views in Contracting, Merger, and Hybrid Agencies. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, online before print.

The purpose of this paper is to assess officer perceptions of consolidation of law enforcement agencies under three specific models: contracting, merger and a hybrid of regionalization and contracting. A survey was administered to 139 officers employed by four agencies using one of the models of interest. Officers generally support consolidation, but views vary by agency type. Officers in the contracting agencies, for example, generally viewed consolidation as less cost effective than officers in other agencies viewed it, but were more…

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Examining Officer Support for and Perceived Effects of Police Consolidation. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, online before print.

The current study surveys 139 officers employed by four agencies that have recently undergone a consolidation of police services.While officers generally support consolidation, views on the effects of shared services vary significantly by level of support. Officers who most strongly support consolidation are also most likely to view it as leading to improvements in some working conditions (e.g. job satisfaction, morale), elements of organizational capacity (e.g. professionalism, investigative/intelligence capacity, recruitment), and the delivery of services (e.g. cost-effectiveness, quality and efficiency…

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Attitudes Toward the Police in Communities Using Different Consolidation Models. International Criminal Justice Review, online before print.

We surveyed residents in four communities with alternative models of policing: a merged department, two agencies that contracts for services, and a regional agency. We asked residents about their confidence in the police. We found that the type of police model was an important predictor of police confidence, controlling for other traditional measures of attitudes toward the police. Read More

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A Multi-Site Assessment of Police Consolidation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, 2018.

To develop practical resources for policymakers and practitioners, we used a multi-method approach to examine the implementation and effectiveness of three models of police consolidation: merger of agencies, regionalization under which two or more agencies join to provide services in a broader area, and contracting by municipalities with other organizations for police services. Specifically, we conducted field visits, surveys of residents and police officers, and analysis of crime data in four communities that had consolidated their police services.

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Featured Research

A Performance-Based Approach to Police Staffing and Allocation

Wilson, Jeremy M., & Weiss, Alexander (2012). A Performance-Based Approach to Police Staffing and Allocation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Organizing for Brand Protection and Responding to Product Counterfeit Risk: An Analysis of Global Firms

Wilson, Jeremy M., Grammich, Clifford, & Chan, Fiona (2016). “Organizing for Brand Protection and Responding to Product Counterfeit Risk: An Analysis of Global Firms.” Journal of Brand Management, Vol.23(3): 345-361.

Attitudes Toward the Police in Communities Using Different Consolidation Models

Chermak, Steven, & Wilson, Jeremy M. (2018). Attitudes Toward the Police in Communities Using Different Consolidation Models, International Criminal Justice Review, online before print.