Exploring Gender Differences in Citizen Allegations of Misconduct: An Analysis of a Municipal Police Department
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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.
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Women & Criminal Justice, v. 9, issue 4, p. 69-79
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Michelle Lersch, Kim, "Exploring Gender Differences in Citizen Allegations of Misconduct: An Analysis of a Municipal Police Department" (1998). School of Information Faculty Publications. 600.