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NCJ Number: 31603 Find in a Library
Title: POLICEMEN'S IMAGE - PUBLIC VS. THE POLICE (FROM POLICE ROLES IN THE SEVENTIES - PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICA, 1975 BY JACK KINTON - SEE NCJ-31601)
Author(s): I ARAFAT; K MCCAHERY
Corporate Author: Social Science and Sociological Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Social Science and Sociological Resources
Aurora, IL 60504
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESEARCH ATTEMPTING TO ASCERTAIN THE DIFFERENCES IN THE CONCEPTION OF THE IMAGE OF THE POLICE BY THE PUBLIC VERSUS THE CONCEPTION OF THE IMAGE OF THE POLICE BY THE POLICE.
Abstract: DATA ON PUBLIC IMAGES WERE COLLECTED BY THE RESEARCHERS, USING QUESTIONNAIRES, WHILE DATA ON POLICE SELF-IMAGES WERE GENERATED BY ANOTHER STUDY. THESE DATA INDICATE THAT WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CYNICISM TOWARD BOTH THE DEPARTMENT AND THE PUBLIC IS COMMON. LIKEWISE, THE PUBLIC HAS RESPONDED WITH ITS OWN FORM OF CYNICISM TOWARD THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. BOTH GROUPS HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN ONE ANOTHER. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S TENDENCY TO REMAIN ALOOF FROM THE PUBLIC THEY SERVE HAS DEVELOPED A COMMUNICATIONS GAP WHICH HAS LED TO A CREDIBILITY GAP. THE AUTHORS PROPOSE THAT GOOD POLICECOMMUNITY RELATIONS ARE UNLIKELY AS LONG AS THIS MUTUAL CYNICISM EXISTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Group therapy; Police attitudes; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Public Opinion of the Police; Role perception
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