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NCJ Number: 31234 Find in a Library
Title: EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT POLICE ROLES ON ATTITUDES AND VALUES
Journal: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY  Volume:91  Dated:(1975)  Pages:57-64
Author(s): H M CARLSON; M S SUTTON
Corporate Author: Journal Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Journal Press
Provincetown, MA 02657
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXAMINED DIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES AND VALUES CONCERNING AUTHORITARIANISM, PUNITIVENESS, AND ETHICS BETWEEN POLICE AND NONPOLICE, AND AMONG POLICE WHO FUNCTION IN DIFFERENT POLICE ROLES.
Abstract: THREE HYPOTHESES WERE TESTED: (A) AUTHORITARIANISM AND PUNITIVENESS WILL DIFFER AS A FUNCTION OF PARTICULAR POLICE ROLES. (B) POLICE AND POLICE SCIENCE MAJORS WILL HAVE MORE PUNITIVE ATTITUDES THAN NONPOLICE. (C) POLICE WILL HAVE A GREATER COMMITMENT TO THE ETHICS OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, WHILE NONPOLICE WILL HAVE A GREATER COMMITMENT TO THE ETHICS OF PERSONAL CONSCIENCE. SIX GROUPS OF SUBJECTS WERE EXAMINED: A NONPOLICE CONTROL GROUP, POLICE SCIENCE MAJORS, RECRUITS AT A POLICE ACADEMY, JAIL PERSONNEL, PATROL BUREAU PERSONNEL, AND DETECTIVE BUREAU PERSONNEL. SUBJECTS WERE 198 MALES, INCLUDING 127 POLICE SUBJECTS AND 71 NONPOLICE SUBJECTS. RESULTS OF A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE SUPPORTED ALL THREE HYPOTHESES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward authority; Comparative analysis; Personality; Police attitudes; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Role perception
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