SpringerBriefs in Policing

Learning from Error in Policing

A Case Study in Organizational Accident Theory

Authors: Shane, Jon

  • Examines the underlying causes of a police error, as a framework for improving operations
  • Compares the differences between errors caused by a failure to act, and acting in error
  • Presents practical recommendation and policy implications for future error reduction
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​While the proximate cause of any accident is usually someone’s immediate action— or omission (failure to act)—there is often a trail of underlying latent conditions that facilitated their error: the person has, in effect, been unwittingly “set up” for failure by the organization.  This Brief explores an accident in policing, as a framework for examining existing police practices.   Learning from Error in Policing describes a case of wrongful arrest from the perspective of organizational accident theory, which suggests a single unsafe act—in this case a wrongful arrest—is facilitated by several underlying latent conditions that triggered the event and failed to stop the harm once in motion.   The analysis demonstrates that the risk of errors committed by omission (failing to act) were significantly more likely to occur than errors committed by acts of commission.  By examining this case, policy implications and directions for future research are discussed.   The analysis of this case, and the underlying lessons learned from it will have important implications for researchers and practitioners in the policing field.​

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-00041-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00040-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning from Error in Policing
Book Subtitle
A Case Study in Organizational Accident Theory
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Policing
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00041-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00041-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00040-4
Series ISSN
2194-6213
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 91
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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