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NCJ Number: 39733 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE INTEGRITY - THE ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING OF APPLICANTS
Author(s): A E SHEALY
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: John Jay Press
New York, NY 10019
Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0083
Publication Number: MONOGRAPH NO 4
Sale Source: John Jay Press
444 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A MONOGRAPH DISCUSSING EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE CONCLUSION THAT POLICE INTEGRITY IS AT LEAST PARTLY DETERMINED BY PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE PRESENT WHEN THE RECRUIT IS HIRED.
Abstract: DATA SUPPORTING THIS POSITION IS PRESENTED BOTH FROM THE PUBLISHED LITERATURE AND FROM THE AUTHOR'S OWN RESEARCH. THE AUTHOR'S SAMPLE CONSISTS OF A BROAD BATTERY OF PERSONALITY AND INTEREST TESTS ADMINISTERED TO MORE THAN 850 APPLICANTS TO 15 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE SOUTHEAST AND FOLLOW-UP DATA ON APPROXIMATELY 350 OF THESE APPLICANTS WHO WERE HIRED. THE TEST BATTERY CONSISTS OF THE MINNESOTA MULTIPHOSIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY, THE MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR, THE STRONG VOCATIONAL INTEREST BLANK, AND A BIOGRAPHICAL INVENTORY. EVIDENCE ALSO INDICATED THAT THE PROBLEM OF POLICE INTEGRITY IS IN PART A FUNCTION OF THE PERSONALITY TYPE THAT IS ATTRACTED TO POLICE WORK....TWH
Index Term(s): Personality assessment; Police corruption; Police recruits; Psychological evaluation; Southeastern States
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