Does a complex environment affect police efficiency: an examination on municipal police in Mexico

Erik Alda*, Victor Giménez, Diego Prior

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Abstract

Research on police organizations argues that the external environment in which they operate have a negative effect on their performance. We tested these assumptions on a sample of 1,634 municipal police forces in Mexico, We used a conditional order-m model to examine how the environment in which police operate affects their performance. Our results indicate that not all socioeconomic, demographic and institutional factors have a negative influence on police performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1220-1223
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume27
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Police efficiency
  • Mexico
  • environmental factors
  • conditional order-m
  • CRIME

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