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Identifying Factors Influencing Police Officers’ Willingness to Participate in Measures Reducing Ethnic Profiling

Bovekamp, A.M. van de (2021) Identifying Factors Influencing Police Officers’ Willingness to Participate in Measures Reducing Ethnic Profiling.

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Abstract:The Amsterdam Police Force (APF) has been implementing a policy against ethnic profiling with varying results. Some factors have been identified to possibly influence police officers’ willingness to participate in measures reducing ethnic profiling, but it remains unclear why certain police teams are more successful than others in reducing ethnic profiling. The aim of this study is to establish the role of social identities, and factors such as group identification, working style, group cohesion, psychological safety, trust and self-efficacy in efforts to reduce ethnic profiling by police teams. Literature research and interviews were used to secure a better understanding of processes underlying police reform in order to, ultimately, implement this into police policy. In total, thirteen police officers, working as change managers in the APF, were interviewed. The results from those interviews showed some support for the influence of group cohesion, psychological safety, trust, and self-efficacy and gave insight into how these factors influence the willingness to participate in measures reducing ethnic profiling. Working region was identified as an additional potentially influential factor. However, due to subjective methods of data collection and arguable means of comparing police teams, further research is needed to examine the importance of the studied factors.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87364
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