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NCJ Number: 31137 Find in a Library
Title: DETECTIVE PERSONALITY PROFILE
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:40-41
Author(s): J A HILDEBRAND
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS OF A STUDY OF 105 NEW YORK CITY DETECTIVES, WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY PERFORMANCE-RELATED PERSONALITY TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL DETECTIVES.
Abstract: THE PERSONALITY RESEARCH FORM, A 300-ITEM TRUE-AND-FALSE TYPE QUESTIONNAIRE, WAS USED. TEST RESULTS SHOWED THE DETECTIVE PROFILE TO BE SUPERIOR TO THAT OF THE AVERAGE COLLEGE STUDENT WITH DETECTIVES SCORING ABOVE THE NORM IN NINE OF FOURTEEN PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS ENDURANCE, HARM AVOIDANCE, ORDER, ACHIEVEMENT, AND DOMINANCE. THEY SCORED BELOW THE AVERAGE IN IMPULSIVITY, PLAY, SOCIAL RECOGNITION, AGGRESSION, AND AUTONOMY. THE EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL DIFFERENCES, SENIORITY, AND AGE ARE CONSIDERED. THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THAT DETECTIVE PROFILE PROJECTS A IMAGE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE POPULAR STEREOTYPE.
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation units; New York; Performance requirements; Personality assessment; Police personnel
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