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dc.contributor.authorKnight, Gavin M
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T00:27:16Z
dc.date.available2019-03-27T00:27:16Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0004-8658
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0004865815620704
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/123453
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses loose coupling within police organisations, and the implications for police effectiveness. It uses findings from a qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews of 121 personnel from New Zealand Police and Queensland Police Service. The study provided insights into the characteristics of loose coupling in police agencies. The paper discusses the implications of these characteristics for the effectiveness of police. It suggests that the perceptions employees hold of the performance management practices that police use influence the extent of loose coupling. This loose coupling has both positive and negative effects. It reduces the ability of senior management to control the behaviour of employees. However, lack of management control does not result in an organisational culture that tolerates poor performance. The study found that strong peer pressure exists within workgroups to support the team and show commitment to doing a good job.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto13
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleThe impact of loose coupling on police effectiveness
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKnight, Gavin M.


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