Causes of Police Behavior: the Current State of Quantitative Research

@article{Sherman1980CausesOP,
  title={Causes of Police Behavior: the Current State of Quantitative Research},
  author={L. Sherman},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={1980},
  volume={17},
  pages={100 - 69}
}
  • L. Sherman
  • Published 1980
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
  • This paper is a first attempt to organize and codify the findings of quantitative research on four aspects of police behavior: detection, arrest, service, and violence. A framework of five explanatory approaches is used to organize the findings: individual characteristics of police officers; situational, organizational, and community characteristics; and legal variables. The findings generally show weak relationships between a wide range of the hypothesized causes and police behavior, the… CONTINUE READING
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