Developing a common data standard for measuring attitudes toward the police in Canada / by Chris Giacomantonio, Rebecca Mugford, Anton Maslov, and Austin Lawrence.: PS113-1/2019-3E-PDF
"Currently, most police services in Canada conduct public attitude surveys on a regular basis; however, no two police services ask the same survey questions, and many police services vary their questions between surveys. These inconsistencies create problems of comparability between jurisdictions and within a given jurisdiction over time. What this means is that we do not currently have a clear picture of the Canadian public’s attitudes toward police at the national, provincial, or local level. To achieve more consistent and valid measures of public attitudes toward the police in Canada, Public Safety Canada and Halifax Regional Police Service engaged in a series of research activities throughout 2017 and 2018. This paper discusses these activities and presents the recommended core indicators for measuring public attitudes toward the police in Canada. Implementation of this common data standard across Canada will facilitate a better local and national understanding of the public's perceptions of Canadian police. Police services that adopt this standard into their community surveys are encouraged to contact the authors of this report to discuss next steps toward sharing and developing data at a multijurisdictional and national level"--Abstract, page 1.
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|Department/Agency||Canada. Public Safety Canada. Research Division.|
|Title||Developing a common data standard for measuring attitudes toward the police in Canada / by Chris Giacomantonio, Rebecca Mugford, Anton Maslov, and Austin Lawrence.|
|Variant title||Common data standard for measuring attitudes toward the police in Canada|
|Series title||Research report ; 2019-R003|
|Publication type||Series - View Master Record|
|Other language editions||[French]|
|Note(s)|| Issued also in French under title: Établir une norme de données commune pour mesurer les attitudes envers la police au Canada. |
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references (page 13).
|Publishing information|| Ottawa, Ontario : Public Safety Canada = Sécurité publique Canada,  |
|Author / Contributor||Giacomantonio, Chris, 1980-author.|
|Description||1 online resource (29 pages).|
|Catalogue number|| |
|Subject terms|| Police services |
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