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ERIC Number: EJ846734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Pathways to Attrition: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Justifications for Police Designations of Sexual Assault Complaints
Soulliere, Danielle M.
Qualitative Report, v10 n3 p416-438 Sep 2005
The present analysis is a reframing of an earlier study conducted by the author to compensate for perceived deficiencies in previous studies on police decisions in sexual assault complaints. Specifically, qualitative comparative analysis was employed at the micro-social level to reveal justification scenarios, employed by investigating officers, which resulted in attrition at the police level. It was found that police employed the legal model in justifying "unfounded" designations while police employed both legal and extralegal models in justifying designations of "departmental discretion." Further research, expanding the database through interviews and participant observation, is necessary to fully explore justification scenarios for police designations of sexual assault complaints. (Contains 8 footnotes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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