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NCJ Number: 31609 Find in a Library
Title: TOWARD A THEORY OF POLICE BEHAVIOR - SOME CRITICAL COMMENTS (FROM POLICE ROLES IN THE SEVENTIES PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICA, 1975 BY JACK KINTON - SEE NCJ-31601)
Author(s): F P WILLIAMS
Corporate Author: Social Science and Sociological Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Social Science and Sociological Resources
Aurora, IL 60504
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR ATTEMPTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO MOTIVATIONAL THEORY OF POLICE BEHAVIOR, BOTH AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL LEVELS, BY INCORPORATING OPERANT LEARNING THEORY, WHICH INCLUDES CONCEPTS OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT.
Abstract: PRIOR THEORETICAL WORK IS REVIEWED AND THE CHAMBLISSSEIDMAN THEORY OF POLICE BEHAVIOR IS SAID TO COME CLOSEST TO COMBINING STRUCTURAL AND PROCESSUAL LEVELS OF EXPLANATION INTO AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM. THE ADDITION OF OPERANT LEARNING THEORY AS AN EXPLANATORY DEVICE IS SAID TO ELABORATE ON THE PROCESSUAL ASPECTS OF THE THEORY. IN SO DOING, FOUR GENERAL LEVELS OF PROCESSUAL EXPLANATION ARE DEVELOPED AND EXAMINED IN LIGHT OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHAMBLISS-SEIDMAN STRUCTURAL CONFLICT ORIENTATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Group behavior; Individual behavior; Police attitudes
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