Organizational justice and police misconduct

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Title Organizational justice and police misconduct
Author Wolfe, Scott E.; Piquero, Alex
Journal Name Criminal Justice & Behavior
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract Although police misconduct has interested policing scholars for many years, extant research has been largely atheoretical and has ignored the role of organizational justice in understanding the behavior. This study uses survey data from a random sample of 483 police officers employed in the Philadelphia Police Department to explore the role of organizational justice in police misconduct. Results indicate that officers who view their agency as fair and just in managerial practices are less likely to adhere to the code of silence or believe that police corruption in pursuit of a noble cause is justified. Furthermore, perceptions of organizational justice are associated with lower levels of engagement in several forms of police misconduct. The results suggest that organizational justice is a promising framework to understand police misconduct and may help guide police administrators in the implementation of effective management strategies to reduce the incidence of the behavior.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093854810397739
Volume 38
Issue Number 4
Page from 332
Page to 353
ISSN 0093-8548
Date Accessioned 2012-03-20; 2012-04-09T22:59:16Z
Date Available 2012-04-09T22:59:16Z
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Criminology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44293
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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