Title

Payne, B. K. & Thompson, R. A. (2008). Sexual Assault Crisis Workers’ Perceptions of Law Enforcement: Defining the Situation from a Systems Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Department

Psychology

Abstract

To date, the literature tends to be rife with research examining individuals’ perceptions of the police. Most of this research had focused on how members of the public perceived law enforcement. Missing from this research were two types of studies: (1) those examining how certain types of professionals perceive the problems they have collaborating with law enforcement; and (2) those examining the consequences of those perceptions. This study addressed that void by considering how 44 sexual assault crisis workers described their experiences in collaborating with law enforcement agencies. In the discussion, attention was given to the possible consequences of these perceptions. Implications are provided.

Publication Title

International Journal of Police Science & Management

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

35