ERIC Number: ED069877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
"Pledging the Police": A Study of Selected Aspects of Recruit Socialization in a Large, Urban Police Department.
Van Maanen, John
This modified version of an unpublished doctoral dissertation examines empirically and experientially the process of becoming a policeman. Specifically, the study documents attitude changes reported by police recruits as they moved through the series of experiences and adventures associated with their early careers. Questionnaires were administered longitudinally and cross-sectionally to police officers in a large, urban police department. The questionnaires focused upon the motivation, commitment and satisfaction of patrolmen. Viewed through the "expectancy theory" perspective, these attitudes represent linkages by which people connect themselves to their employing organization. (Several pages may be light.) (Author/AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine.
Note: Technical Report No. 9