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De rol van burgers in Community Policing in Duitsland

Perick, Sabrina (2016) De rol van burgers in Community Policing in Duitsland.

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Abstract:The aim of this study was to examine the relations between German citizens’ participation behaviour and mechanisms underlying the decision to participate in policing. Studies have shown an increasing tendency of citizen participation in policing which is supported by the police. However, there is a difference in the amount of participation, some citizens display more engagement in policing than others. Research demonstrates that prosocial behaviour, like citizen participation, can be influenced by intuitive and rational processes. Moral emotion, moral values and explicit attitude were measured as those mechanisms underlying the decision to participate. The relation between participation behaviour and the mechanisms underlying the decision to participate are examined through a single-measurement online survey completed by 68 German citizens. Analyses show four different participation behaviours (active surveillance, passive surveillance, social control & detection and preventive surveillance). Relations were examined using multiple regression analyses. There was evidence found for different underlying mechanisms influencing surveillance behaviours. Negative relation was found between active surveillance and individualizing moral foundations, positive relation was found between passive surveillance and binding moral foundations.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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