Perceptions of a Policing Career Among Twenty-First Century Youth

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Perceptions of a Policing Career Among Twenty-First Century Youth

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dc.contributor.advisor Parnaby, Patrick
dc.contributor.advisor Stansfield, Ronald
dc.contributor.author Walker, Nicola
dc.date 2012-08-07
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-31T20:31:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-31T20:31:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3899
dc.description.abstract To-date relatively little research has explored the perceptions that influence young peoples' interest in policing as a career. This study examined if perceptions of policing are interconnected with desire to be an officer. Overall, the results were inconclusive; however, it was determined that young people interested in a policing career hold moderately accurate perceptions of policing with regards to the application and hiring process, officer salary, the daily tasks performed by officers, and issues of gender. But, these young people have a limited understanding of longstanding issues of race/ethnic discrimination within policing. The implications of this research undertaking for policing organizations and academics are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Policing career en_US
dc.subject Policing en_US
dc.subject Policing recruitment en_US
dc.subject Perceptions of policing en_US
dc.subject Young people en_US
dc.subject Desire to be a police officer en_US
dc.subject Occupational interest en_US
dc.subject Career choice en_US
dc.title Perceptions of a Policing Career Among Twenty-First Century Youth en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Sociology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US


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