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NCJ Number: 31608 Find in a Library
Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF POLICE CORRUPTION - SOCIALIZATION OF THE CORRUPT (FROM POLICE ROLES IN THE SEVENTIES PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICAN, 1975 BY JACK KINTON SEE NCJ-31601)
Author(s): C BAHN
Corporate Author: Social Science and Sociological Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Social Science and Sociological Resources
Aurora, IL 60504
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR STATES THAT POLICE TRAINING STRESSES AND ENCOURAGES VERBAL RATHER THAN BEHAVIORAL MORALITY AND THAT THE OFFICER IS SOCIALIZED INTO A ROLE WHICH INVOLVES TACIT ACCEPTANCE OF CORRUPTION.
Abstract: THE ACCEPTABILITY AMONG OFFICERS OF SMALL FAVORS AND GIFTS, ALTHOUGH NONE ARE CONSIDERED BRIBES, MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE CRITERIA. MERCHANTS AND OTHERS MAY COME TO PERCEIVE SUCH GIFTS AS EXPECTED OF THEM, AND OFFICERS MAY FIND IT DIFFICULT TO ENFORCE THE LAW IN INSTANCES OF MINOR INFRACTIONS.
Index Term(s): Community relations; Police attitudes; Police corruption; Police effectiveness; Role perception; Social organization
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