TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT IN BUILT-UP AREAS: WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM OFFENSES REPORTED BY THE POLICE?

In France, the lack of statistical data collection comparable to the accident data collection does nothing to facilitate quantitative approach. Failing this, the mass of traffic offense reports offers an alternative material to carry out quantitative studies on police routine work, at least in France, where the procedure for reporting traffic offenses involves collecting the main descriptive variables used in road accident reports and statistics (day, time, road, age, sex, etc.): police reports inform therefore about the space and time locations of controls and the types of offense and offender affected by routine road traffic surveillance. Based on these empirical sources of knowledge on police law enforcement characteristics and strategies, two quantitative surveys were carried out on offense police reports.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 167-183
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 1996 12:00AM