Globalization of Quantitative Policing: Between Management and Statactivism

  title={Globalization of Quantitative Policing: Between Management and Statactivism},
  author={Emmanuel Didier},
  journal={Annual Review of Sociology},
  • E. Didier
  • Published 30 July 2018
  • History
  • Annual Review of Sociology
Information policing seems to be pervading public security police all around the world. This review asks whether this appellation describes a homogeneous set of phenomena. Compstat was the first program to massively computerize policing. The literature reviewed here follows its fate in the United States and, on a global scale, in France, where the program was imported. The review successively discusses the perspective of managers who were favorable to the program and that of “statactivists… 

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