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Police Sexual Misconduct: Arrested Officers and their Victims

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A new research article Police Sexual Misconduct: Arrested Officers and their Victims has been prepublished online by the journal Victims & Offenders. Police sexual misconduct encompasses a range of acts from less serious noncriminal behaviors to more egregious criminal behaviors including police sexual violence. Victims of sex crimes are often reluctant to report sexual abuse when the offender is a police officer. The study provides empirical data on 771 sex-related arrest cases in years 2005-2008 of 555 sworn officers at 449 nonfederal law enforcement agencies across the United States. The study identifies and describes incidents where officers were arrested for sex crimes through a quantitative content analysis of published newspaper articles and court records. Findings focus on arrested officers and their victims. The co-authors of the article are Philip Stinson, Steven Brewer, Brooke Mathna, John Liederbach, and Christine Englebrecht.

Written by Phil Stinson

October 27th, 2014 at 11:32 am

Victims of Police Sexual Misconduct – Podcast Episode Available on iTunes

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On February 21, 2014, Phil Stinson and Steve Brewer presented a paper on the Victims of Police Sexual Misconduct at the 2014 annual conference of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The presentation is available on iTunes as this month’s episode of the Police Integrity Lost podcast.

Little is known about officers arrested for crimes related to police sexual misconduct and their victims. The study is a quantitative content analysis of news articles reporting 771 arrests of 555 police officers for sex-related crimes during the years 2005-2008. The arrested officers were employed by 449 nonfederal state, local, and special law enforcement agencies located in 349 counties and independent cities in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Multivariate analyses include logistic regression and classification tree regression models. Findings and policy implications are discussed, with an emphasis on the victims of police sexual misconduct.

Written by Phil Stinson

February 27th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

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