標題: Personal background and reasons for choosing a career in policing - An empirical study of police students in Taiwan
作者: Tarng, MY
Hsieh, CH
Deng, TJ
交大名義發表
National Chiao Tung University
公開日期: 1-一月-2001
摘要: Policing has long been thought of as a job with high danger and pressure. Why and what type of people join the police force is becoming one of the more important issues in criminal justice research. This article examines career choice behavior of police students in Taiwan to help police departments develop recruitment strategies. Findings were obtained using survey research questionnaire with nineteen suggested reasons given to the freshmen of the Central Police University in Taiwan. The study found that most of the students are males from a lower- or middle-level socioeconomic family status. The major reasons that the students gave for selecting a policing career were for "good salary and fringe benefits" and "influence from parents." Some statistical differences exist between the reasons given by the male and female students, but less difference exists when the three levels of socioeconomic backgrounds are considered. In addition to the analysis of the responses to the questionnaire, a brief discussion of the above findings and the implications for police recruitment is presented. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0047-2352(00)00075-1
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14513
ISSN: 0047-2352
DOI: 10.1016/S0047-2352(00)00075-1
期刊: JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
起始頁: 45
結束頁: 56
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