Date of Degree

2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Criminal Justice

Advisor

Maria Haberfeld

Committee Members

Barry Spunt

Larry Sullivan

Subject Categories

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Abstract

Policing is a profession linked to ideals of integrity and honor. In spite of this, the profession has not been immune to corruption within its ranks. Most research in policing has concentrated on police corruption rather than police integrity. Research studies have examined the issue of corruption but they have encountered a multitude of measurement issues, making the direct study of corruption difficult.

The goal of this research study was to replicate the seminal Klockars, Ivkovich, Harver & Haberfeld (2000) study examining police integrity within the United States. There has been a lack of research dedicated to the study of police integrity within the United States since the Klockars, et al. (2000) data was collected. This study aims to further understand the dynamics of integrity issues within the United States with the intension of offering policy recommendations to help reduce and eliminate their prevalence in American police departments.

Comments

Digital reproduction from the UMI microform.

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