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dc.contributor.authorE. Porter, Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.editorLaurence Alisonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:52:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:52:18Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2010-03-23T07:25:18Z
dc.identifier.isbn1843921014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29193
dc.description.abstractThere are four main issues within the literature regarding police corruption that remain issues of contention: (1) what constitutes corruption; (2) what causes corrupt behavior; (3) how corruption can be investigated sensitively; and (4) how corrupt behavior can be prevented. The first section of the chapter reviews the literature concerning the definitions and causes of police corruption while the second section focuses on the investigation of corruption and strategies for prevention. The author argues that psychologists are uniquely situated to study and investigate claims of police corruption due to their expertise in a variety of research methodologies and specialized knowledge of human behavior. The contributory factors involved in police corruption are identified and include organizational factors, organizational culture, policies and rules, leadership, opportunities for corruption, consequences of corruption, and social factors such as peer influence. Practical strategies for identifying and preventing corruption are offered and include the use of psychologists as external investigators of corruption claims and as advisors for corruption prevention initiatives. In closing, the author underscores the importance of promoting the common goal of ethical policing, which can be attained through proper training and leadership.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWillan Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeCullompton, Devonen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=210959en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe forensic psychologist's casebook : psychological profiling and criminal investigationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom143en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto169en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMulti-Disciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode999999en_US
dc.titlePolicing the police: theoretical and practical contributions of psychologists to understanding and preventing corruptionen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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