McCarty, James M. Books

About the author: James M. McCarty has been a Police Captain in the Philadelphia Police Department since 1991, and is also the Project Director for the proposed $2.9 million Police Incident Reporting System. He developed and wrote the Philadelphia Police Intelligence guidelines which controlled the collection, analysis, retention and dissemination of intelligence information.

Impact of New Technology and Organizational Stress on Public Safety Decision Making
1999 0-7734-8168-4
This volume focuses on the organizational dynamics peculiar to the Criminal Justice system, and how the explosion of technology has added increased complexity to critical decision-making process in an unstable environment which includes scarce public resources, community demands and court-mandated initiatives. It develops the current state of Public Safety technology, how the technology reflects dated Criminal Justice strategies and the current bureaucratic organizational structure. It examines current decision-making methodology common to most municipal law enforcement organizations, as well as the key elements of community policing as an organizational strategy. It concludes with a proposal for an Organizational Decision Support System which will radically change existing Criminal Justice Management Information systems so that modern police administrators will make quicker and more focused resource-allocation decisions that will support the agency mission, the organization, and the community it serves.