Title

Exploring Gender Differences in Citizen Allegations of Misconduct: An Analysis of a Municipal Police Department

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1300/J012v09n04_03

Abstract

Complaints that have been filed with the internal affairs office of a large police department in the Southeast were examined over a three year period. Possible differences between the male and female officers named in the allegations of misconduct were explored in the following areas: overall number of complaints; characteristics of the officer (age, race, and tenure); characteristics of the complaint; and characteristics of the citizen. While male officers were overrepresented in the allegations of misconduct, there were no significant differences found in the other areas of interest.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Women & Criminal Justice, v. 9, issue 4, p. 69-79

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