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NCJ Number: 31044 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE UNIONS - A STEP TOWARD PROFESSIONALISM
Journal: JOURNAL OF POLICE SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:400-404
Author(s): R M AYRES
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
School of Law
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR DISPUTES THE CONTENTION THAT POLICE UNIONS AND THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE NECESSARILY INCOMPATIBLE, AND ARGUES THAT UNIONIZATION MAY, IN FACT, HELP TO PROMOTE PROFESSIONALISM.
Abstract: EXAMINED IS THE PREMISE THAT THE OBJECTIVES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AS THEY RELATE TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY, AS WELL AS THE UPGRADING OF POLICE STANDARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS, ARE SUBSERVIENT TO THE UNION'S INTEREST OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL BETTERMENT AND IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS. THE AUTHOR MAINTAINS THAT UNIONS, IN REMOVING JOB DISSATISFACTION ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH THINGS AS COMPANY POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION, SUPERVISION, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, WORKING CONDITIONS, SALARY, STATUS, AND SECURITY, ACTUALLY MAKE WAY FOR A STEP TOWARD PROFESSIONALISM, BY MAKING EMPLOYEES MORE RECEPTIVE TO MANAGEMENT EFFORTS TO MOTIVATE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE.
Index Term(s): Labor relations; Professionalization; Unions
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