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.

Permanent link to this Catalogue record:
http://publications.gc.ca/pub?id=9.878750&sl=0

Publication information
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
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Établir une norme de données commune pour mesurer les attitudes envers la police au Canada.
Cover title.
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references (page 13).
Publishing information Ottawa, Ontario : Public Safety Canada = Sécurité publique Canada, [2019]
©2019
Author / Contributor Giacomantonio, Chris, 1980-author.
Description 1 online resource (29 pages).
ISBN 9780660324364
Catalogue number
  • PS113-1/2019-3E-PDF
Subject terms Police services
Public opinion polls
Methodology
Request alternate formats
To request an alternate format of a publication, complete the Government of Canada Publications email form. Use the form’s “question or comment” field to specify the requested publication.
Date modified: