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NCJ Number: 30847 Find in a Library
Title: THEORY OF DEFERENCE EXCHANGE IN POLICE-CIVILIAN ENCOUNTERS
Journal: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY  Volume:81  Issue:3  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:584-600
Author(s): R E SYKES; J P CLARK
Corporate Author: University of Chicago Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXPLANATION OF POLICE-CIVILIAN BEHAVIOR BASED ON A NORMATIVE AND INTERPERSONAL CONSTRUCT RATHER THAN ON A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSTRUCT.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS ASSERT THAT POLICE BEHAVIOR MUST BE EXPLAINED IN TERMS OF THE RULES THAT ORDER THEIR RELATIONS WITH CIVILIANS AND WHICH ARE USUALLY MUTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGED. AMONG THESE RULES IS THAT IN A TYPICAL ENCOUNTER, RELATIONS ARE GOVERNED BY AN ASYMMETRICAL STATUS NORM WHEN DEFERENCE EXCHANGE IS INVOLVED. THIS NORM EFFECTS VARIOUS STATUSES IN DIFFERENT WAYS. DATA FROM AN EXTENSIVE STUDY OF POLICE-CIVILIAN ENCOUNTERS IN WHICH THE PROCESS OF INTERACTION WAS CODED USING A SPECIAL INTERACTION PROCESS ANALYSIS CATEGORY SYSTEM ARE USED TO TEST HYPOTHESES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavior; Police attitudes; Police community relations; Public Attitudes/Opinion
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