The county sheriff's leadership and management decisions in the local budget process revisited

LaFrance, T. Casey
June 2012
International Journal of Police Science & Management;Summer2012, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p154
Academic Journal
LaFrance and Placide found that a substantial majority of county sheriffs (10/12, or 83 per cent) 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 generalisability 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 three states.


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