Title: A police guide to surveying citizens and their environment

Citation: U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. (1993). Washington, DC, 99p.

Keywords: Community Surveys, Physical Environment Survey, Using Survey Instrument

The manual offers a basic practical introduction to two types of surveys that police find increasingly useful: surveys of the community, and surveys of the physical environment. Part I, covers surveys of the public, explores; the value of surveys; who will be surveyed; how many will be sampled; how to conduct respondents; what questions to ask; and how to make sense of the data. Part III addresses environmental surveys for problem solving, with special attention to: the offender and rational decision-making developing and using a survey instrument; and drawing on other data sources.