Dissecting Police Professionalism: A Comparison of Predictors Within Five Professionalism Subsets
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
This study captured and compared significant predictors within each of Hall's professionalism subsets. Questionnaires mailed in one southern state to all municipal police departments with 50 or more sworn personnel (N = 21) produced 1,114 responses (57% response rate) from 16 participating departments. Analysis revealed that officers identified with all five components of professionalism even though policing, in general, is not yet universally recognized as a profession. Regression findings indicated that rank was a significant predictor in all but the public service model. Age, education, marital status, and hours worked also played a significant role in varying professionalism models.
Carlan, P. E.,
Lewis, J. A.
(2009). Dissecting Police Professionalism: A Comparison of Predictors Within Five Professionalism Subsets. Police Quarterly, 12(4), 370-387.
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