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NCJ Number: 250046 Find in a Library
Title: Relationship Between Self-Control and Police Misconduct: A Multi-Agency Study of First-Line Police Supervisors
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:43  Issue:7  Dated:July 2016  Pages:841-862
Author(s): C. M. Donner; L. A. Fridell; W. G. Jennings
Date Published: July 2016
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2008-DN-BX-0005
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the potential relationship between self-control and police misconduct, using both Gottfredson and Hirschi’s original version of self-control theory and Hirschi’s revised version of the theory.
Abstract: Data from a multi-agency sample of 101 first-line police supervisors demonstrated that self-control, as measured by both conceptualizations of the theory, was significantly related to self-reported prior engagement in police misconduct as well as the likelihood of future misconduct. The results are discussed in terms of theoretical and policy implications, as well as in terms of study limitations and directions for future research. 81 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Police misconduct
Index Term(s): Crime causes theory; Crime Risk Factors; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Police corruption causes; Self Control
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