NIJ Grant: Policy Integrity Lost

BGSU researchers release report on police crime, schedule webinar to discuss findings

Two Bowling Green State University researchers recently concluded a National Institute of Justice-funded study on police crime, the report of which will be released by the NIJ June 6.

The study provides insights into the nature and extent of police crime in the United States, what factors influence how a police organization responds to arrests of officers, and how to foster police integrity by exploring whether police crime and officer arrests correlate with other forms of police misconduct.

Philip Stinson, J.D., Ph.D., and John Liederbach, Ph.D., both associate professors in criminal justice, will share findings from their study in a June 23 webinar, Police Integrity Lost: A Webinar to Discuss Findings from a Multiyear Study of Law Enforcement Officers Arrested.

In the course of their research, Stinson and Liederbach analyzed data on 6,724 arrests over a seven-year period (2005-2011). These arrests involved more than 5,500 individual sworn law enforcement officers who were employed by more than 2,500 nonfederal state and local law enforcement agencies located in 1,205 counties and independent cities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Participants can learn more by registering for the free webinar scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 23. Register now at www.bgsu.edu/pilwebinar

*This project is supported by Award No. 2011-IJ-CX-0024, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this research are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.