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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241645     Find in a Library
  Title: Police Impersonation: Pretenses and Predators
  Document URL: HTML 
  Author(s): Callie Marie Rennison ; Mary Dodge
  Journal: American Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:Winter 2012  Pages:505 to 522
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This research examined police impersonation.
  Abstract: Empirical research on police impersonation is rare. This research employs quantitative and qualitative methodologies on 2002–2010 police case files describing impersonation incidents from three police agencies to provide an understanding of the individual and situational constructs associated with police impersonation. Research objectives included: exploring incident characteristics, comparing incidents to national violent crime statistics; and identifying common themes. Results show that police impersonation incidents, offenders, and victims are unique, particularly when compared to national data. Qualitative analysis identified three major themes related to tactics, motivations, and typology. The research offers a framework for establishing policy recommendations. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
  Main Term(s): False impersonation
  Index Term(s): Law enforcement ; Victimization ; False identification ; Police ; Crime typologies
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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