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County Sheriff's Leadership and Management Decisions in the Local Budget Process Revisited

NCJ Number
International Journal of Police Science & Management Volume: 14 Issue: 2 Dated: Summer 2012 Pages: 154-165
T. Casey LaFrance
Date Published
12 pages
Using a larger study sample than the original study, this study examined the amount of cooperation between county sheriffs and county legislative bodies during a budget crisis.
LaFrance and Placide found that a substantial majority of county sheriffs (10/12, or 83 percent) are likely to cooperate with the county legislative body during a budget crisis (LaFrance, T. C., & Placide, M. (2010). Sheriffs' and police chiefs' leadership and management decisions in the local law enforcement budgetary process: an exploration. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 12(2), 238-255). However, their study is plagued by a small sample size that does not allow for generalizability of their findings. Describing these limitations, the researchers ask for subsequent research with a larger number of cases. In this paper, this call is answered by proposing an identical scenario to a sample of 107 sheriffs in 3 States. (Published Abstract)