chapter  12
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SOS Allocation by Increasing the Relation Score

WithStuart S. Nagel

Increasing the relation scores first of all means operationalizing the target that the authors are striving for, just as they did in talking about increasing the budget. The relation scores are between dollars spent for the police and crime reduction, dollars spent for the courts and crime reduction, dollars spent for the police and fair procedure, and dollars spent for the courts and fair procedure. This chapter indicates how the neutral, conservative and liberal allocations in combination with those relation scores produce varying degrees of goal achievement on the goals of crime reduction and fair procedure. The conservative allocation gives the most money to the police and the police generate a higher marginal rate of return on crime reduction than the courts do, although with diminishing returns. Liberal allocation gives the most money to the courts, and the courts generate a higher marginal rate of return on fair procedure than the police do, although again with diminishing returns.