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dc.contributor.authorPorter, Louise
dc.contributor.editorDunham, Roger
dc.contributor.editorAlpert, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.editorMcLean, Kyle
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-19T01:18:46Z
dc.date.available2022-04-19T01:18:46Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4786-4046-2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/413859
dc.description.abstractPolice officer misconduct is a critical issue facing police departments across the world. Police officers are entrusted with authority to enforce the law, including the power to use physical force, so they can protect society from crime and violence. Police abuse of their authority represents a fundamental threat both to human rights and the democratic rule of law. Cases of perceived misconduct can reduce community trust and confidence in the legitimacy of police (Weitzer, 2002), which in turn can impact legal compliance (Fagan & Tyler, 2005) and community co-operation (Murphy, Hinds, & Fleming, 2008). More specifically, police abuse of process can lead to miscarriages of justice (Ransley, 2002), as well as have lethal consequences for citizens (IPCC, 2011; Miller et al., 2017; Porter, 2013). This article begins by discussing definitions of police misconduct, and terminology used in its study, to shed light on what police misconduct is. It then moves to an overview of what types of actions are considered to be misconduct and a presentation of some research on misconduct typologies. A discussion then follows of how forms of misconduct may vary in severity, which is a diverse construct. Finally, the article considers what happens to officers who are found to have engaged in misconduct, highlighting some of the contemporary issues of police disciplinary processes.en_US
dc.publisherWaveland Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeLong Grove, Ilen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.waveland.com/browse.php?t=292en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleCritical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readingsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter14en_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers36en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolice administration, procedures and practiceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440211en_US
dc.titlePolice Misconducten_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPorter, L, Police Misconduct, Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings, 2021en_US
dc.date.updated2022-03-31T04:22:04Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 Waveland Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.en_US
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