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Impact of selection and distrust in construction of professional police identity
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Police Education Unit at Umeå University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2013 (English)In: The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and Insights / [ed] Melchor C. de Guzman; Aideo Mintie Das; Dilip K. Das, Taylor & Francis, 2013, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Police culture is often described as strongly unifying, leading to a feeling of a strong professional identity. The main reasons for these descriptions, as suggested in police research are due to the profession’s shared risks and the role of authoritarianism. In this chapter, two complementary reasons are presented, both manifested in the image that police students and officers believe others have of them. The students’ images are formed from the feelings of being selected and that others distrust them. In conclusion, our results provide strong empirical support for the images as significant constructors in the formation of a professional police identity.

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Taylor & Francis, 2013, 1.
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distrust, perceived image, police identity, selection
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81602ISBN: 9781466567153OAI: diva2:657129
Available from: 2013-10-18 Created: 2013-10-18 Last updated: 2014-11-13Bibliographically approved

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