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NCJ Number: 136289 Find in a Library
Title: Police Attitude-Behavior Relationship: Methodological and Conceptual Considerations
Journal: American Journal of Police  Volume:10  Issue:4  Dated:(1991)  Pages:83-103
Author(s): J Frank; S Brandl
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 21
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To stimulate and guide future police attitude-behavior research, a tentative model derived from previous police research that has focused on the determinants of police behavior is outlined. It proposes a more complete assessment of the attitude-behavior relationship.
Abstract: Suggested factors that may affect the attitude-behavior relationship and need to be considered when trying to explain and predict police behavior include behavior, environment, behavioral intention, attitude, organizational factors, political culture, legal environment, and situational factors. The model objective is to specify the role these factors play in explaining police behavior and, further, the influence of these factors on attitudes. Little systematic research has investigated the relationships of all of these factors in a single model. This model provides a foundation for such research. 3 notes, a figure, and 55 references
Main Term(s): Individual behavior; Police attitudes
Index Term(s): Attitude change; Behavior modification; Environmental influences; Future of policing; Political influences
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