PRI Management Group
While information sharing in law enforcement isn’t (in the grand scheme of things) a new concept, it is still a new territory of understanding for many. Even with the Bureau of Justice Assistance tremendous efforts of making informational resources and training available to public safety, learning about the maze of IEDP’s, JIEM, and NIEM can be challenging for those first learning about getting law enforcement records systems to connect across the boundaries of jurisdiction and technology. Through this brief article we’re here to help. Edward Claughton and the team from PRI Management Group provide the expert guidance needed through public safety technology projects. Continue reading
Are Your Crime Stats Accurate by Edward Claughton
Yes, crime stats and UCR are two very different things (more on that in a minute) and now more than ever it’s time to be sure yours are correct. Has the media knocked on your door yet? Have your numbers been called into question even when they were right?
While the accuracy of crime reporting and statistical figures have long been somewhat of an issue in law enforcement, now more so than ever it seems to be of growing concern. The question is why? Is accuracy truly problematic? Is UCR and NIBRS misunderstood? Is the increase in openness and transparency simply leading to more scrutiny? Is Compstat’s ongoing controversy behind it all?
The headlines are everywhere and staying out of them is something you want to do. The leader of the pack right now is the NYPD who is under attack by allegations of manipulated crime data. However, departments large and small are often targets of the media and community watchdogs on the hunt for erroneous statistics. No one is immune. Continue reading