Police service in the value shop configuration: The Pocket Man case of criminal child sexual abuse

Petter Gottschalk (BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Publication date: 15 November 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the value shop configuration in police service for a criminal case.

Design/methodology/approach

An evaluation of a criminal case is presented.

Findings

It took Norwegian police 32 years to capture the Pocket Man who was responsible for more than 100 sexual abuses of boys over that same time period. Primary activities in the value shop applied to the case are: problem definition; investigation steps; investigation approach decision; investigation implementation; and police performance evaluation.

Originality/value

Based on an actual crime case, value configuration analysis demonstrates substantial potential in future policings.

Keywords

Citation

Gottschalk, P. (2011), "Police service in the value shop configuration: The Pocket Man case of criminal child sexual abuse", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 53 No. 6, pp. 435-447. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542431111185196

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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