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dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.editorLawrence Travisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T07:55:09Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T07:55:09Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-14T22:10:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1363951Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/13639510610684665en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13680
dc.description.abstractPurpose - To ascertain the attitudes of senior police managers toward the deployment of integrity tests, and drug and alcohol tests, in misconduct prevention. Design/methodology/approach - A questionnaire-based survey was conducted of 114, mainly Australian, senior police managers. Findings - Responses revealed very high levels of support for targeted testing in more serious cases of suspected corruption. There was also moderate support for random testing in serious cases. Views were divided on both targeted and random testing in less serious cases. There was very strong support for alcohol and drug testing. Overall, the results show willingness on the part of police leaders to embrace radical measures to combat corruption. Originality/value - Integrity tests involving simulated misconduct opportunities, and related drug and alcohol testing programs, have been used in a number of jurisdictions as a means of revealing and deterring police corruption. However, such tests have been criticised as being unethical, especially in terms of "entrapment". There are also practical issues regarding allocating scarce resources to a testing program and potential pitfalls with unintended consequences such as conflicts and injuries. Policy level decisions to develop testing programs will therefore depend to a considerable extent on the beliefs of senior managers about the utility and fairness of these strategies.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.publisher.placeBradforden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/1363-951X.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom394en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto407en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolicing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode399999en_US
dc.titleSenior Police managers' Views on Integrity Testing, and Drug and Alcohol Testingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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