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NCJ Number: 128053 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Misconduct by Police Officers (From Police Deviance, P 139-152, 1991, Thomas Barker, David L Carter, eds. -- See NCJ-128045)
Author(s): A D Sapp
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
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Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Interviews and conversations with metropolitan police officers and supervisors in seven states and with former police officers and deputy sheriffs formed the basis of an analysis of the nature and extent of police sexual misconduct and measures to reduce or eliminate it.
Abstract: The seven categories of sexual misconduct considered were nonsexual contacts that were sexually motivated, voyeuristic contacts, contacts with crime victims, contacts with offenders, contacts with juvenile females, sexual shakedowns, and citizen-initiated sexual contacts. Results indicated that a concerted effort by police administrators and supervisors will be needed to reduce or eliminate sexual misconduct and sexual harassment of female citizens by male law enforcement officers. Therefore, police officers should be educated about sexual misconduct and its effect on the department and the public. In addition, secrecy about the existence of the problem must be eliminated, and appropriate disciplinary action taken when police sexual misconduct occurs. 11 references and 7 study questions
Main Term(s): Sex offenses
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Police corruption; Police misconduct; Professional misconduct; Sexual harassment
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