Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

William Woodman

Abstract

The goal of this research is to integrate knowledge within police culture and ethics research. It is hoped to integrate a consistent pattern of ethical responses, according to officer typology. An expanded understanding of how factors, such as stress, job satisfaction, media portrayals, public perceptions, police socialization, and police culture, may have on ethics is intended. The following research questions were developed: Is variation found within officer responses to police culture variables? Is support found for Paoline's (2004) categorization of officers? Is evidence found of variation within officer responses to ethical prompts? Can a distinguishable trend be found for typological responses to ethical concerns? Variation was found in both officer typological and ethical responses. However, a distinguishable trend within ethical responses could not be demonstrated by this research to support Paoline's (2004) typologies.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1923

Copyright Owner

Andrea Dawn Mason

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

102 pages

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Sociology Commons

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