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Title: The measure of English and Welsh police force efficiency: a comparison of distance function models
Authors: Drake, Leigh M.
Simper, Richard
Keywords: DEA
Parametric distance functions
Technical efficiency
English police force
Welsh police force
Issue Date: 2001
Abstract: Since the Labour government came to power in 1997, it has introduced a regime whereby public services are accountable in respect of best value performance indicators (BVPIs). A recent Public Services Productivity Panel (PSP) (2000) report has developed a set of criteria whereby the economic analysis of police force efficiency by the Home Office is to be made standard. In this paper we utilise an innovative distance function strategy in contrast to the standard efficiency techniques (Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic cost Frontier Analysis) advocated in PSP (2000). We present results from four different distance function models; Data Envelopment Analysis; Free Disposal Hull; Super- Efficiency; and Stochastic Frontier Analysis; in order to assess police force efficiency during the sample period 1996 – 1999.
Description: Economics Research Paper
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/424
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