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Bad Lady Cops: Explaining Sex Differences in Police Officer Misconduct

Abstract Police misconduct is a relatively rare event, though typically, it is a male dominated event. As such, research on police misconduct has largely ignored women. Generally, research examines differences in misconduct by using sex as a control variable, or has focused on small samples of female officers using qualitative methods. Neither of these methods is able to explore or explain the possibility that factors related to officers' decisions to commit misconduct may differentially impact males and females. As a consequence, we are left with a shallow understanding of when and why women commit misconduct.

This research fills this gap by a large sample (N=3,085) of matched police officers in the New York City Police Department, half of whi... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Gaub, Janne Elizabeth (Author) / Holtfreter, Kristy (Advisor) / White, Michael D (Committee member) / Wallace, Danielle (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Gender studies / gender / NYPD / police / police misconduct
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 176 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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