Perceptions of a Policing Career Among Twenty-First Century Youth

dc.contributor.advisorParnaby, Patrick
dc.contributor.advisorStansfield, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Nicola
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-31T20:31:43Z
dc.date.available2012-08-31T20:31:43Z
dc.date.copyright2012-08
dc.date.created2012-08-07
dc.date.issued2012-08-31
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Sociology and Anthropologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmeSociologyen_US
dc.description.abstractTo-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.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/3899
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectPolicing careeren_US
dc.subjectPolicingen_US
dc.subjectPolicing recruitmenten_US
dc.subjectPerceptions of policingen_US
dc.subjectYoung peopleen_US
dc.subjectDesire to be a police officeren_US
dc.subjectOccupational interesten_US
dc.subjectCareer choiceen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of a Policing Career Among Twenty-First Century Youthen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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