Peer Reporting of Unethical Police Behavior

Peer Reporting of Unethical Police Behavior
Vedat Kargin
January 2011

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-448-3 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / x, 172 pages

Price   $65.00


Kargin examines police officers’ decision making with regard to peer reporting of unethical police behavior. On a theoretical level, a peer reporting model was developed based on Rest’s (1984) “four component,” Trevino’s (1986) “a person-situation interactionist,” and, finally, Jones’ (1991) “issue-contingent” models of ethical decision making for investigation of police officers’ peer reporting decisions. The results suggest that the perceived seriousness of the unethical behavior is the strongest predictor of police officers’ peer reporting in minor and moderate policy violations. However, officers’ attitudes toward professional ethics codes are the strongest predictors of their peer reporting intentions in situations involving major policy violations.

About the Author

Vedat Kargin works at Kastamonu Police Vocational School of Higher Education of Turkish National Police Academy. He graduated from Turkish National Police Academy in 1995 and earned the MA degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, in 2006, and the PhD in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009.