An Analysis of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Police Workforce: Empirical Evidence from Gender and Children’s Desk Section in the Katavi Region

Ndyamukama,, Clara (2016) An Analysis of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Police Workforce: Empirical Evidence from Gender and Children’s Desk Section in the Katavi Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of Police workforce basing on the gender and children’s desk. The study was carried out in Mpanda and Mlele districts of Katavi region. The study has specific objectives which include, drives behind establishing a gender desk in the Police force, the qualitative size of the Police gender desk and the skills involved, gender desk qualitative awareness, trending issues in gender desk operation. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis were used, whereby questionnaires, unstructured interviews and observation were employed. A sample size of 50 respondents participated in the study in which 5 of them consisted of head Police officers, 8 respondents include Police gender desk officers, 22 were the non Police gender desk officers and 15 respondents were the gender desk stakeholders. The study findings reveal that, the drives for establishing the gender desk was to deal with all cases based on Gender Based Violence and Child Abuse and the reasons for establishing a police gender desk was to ensure that the society is free from all forms of Gender based Violence and Child abuse. Most respondents also said the causes of Gender based Violence was the superiority complex of men caused by alcohol use, which cause wife beating, child abuse, divorce and marital conflict. Besides the participants reveal that the number of the workforce is not enough and the skills were not appropriate. Police gender desk is not well known to the majority, especially in rural areas. In addition to that respondents said that the Police gender desk succeeds in its operation, but they lack materials like confidential room and its associates and transport.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1535

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