Police Sexual Misconduct

Arrested Officers and Their Victims

Philip Matthew Stinson, Steven L. Brewer, Jr., Brooke E. Mathna, John Liederbach, Christine M. Englebrecht

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Abstract

Abstract: 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 from 2005 to 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-151
Number of pages35
JournalVictims and Offenders
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015

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Stinson, P. M., Brewer, Jr., S. L., Mathna, B. E., Liederbach, J., & Englebrecht, C. M. (2015). Police Sexual Misconduct: Arrested Officers and Their Victims. Victims and Offenders, 10(2), 117-151. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2014.939798
Stinson, Philip Matthew ; Brewer, Jr., Steven L. ; Mathna, Brooke E. ; Liederbach, John ; Englebrecht, Christine M. / Police Sexual Misconduct : Arrested Officers and Their Victims. In: Victims and Offenders. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 117-151.
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Stinson PM, Brewer, Jr. SL, Mathna BE, Liederbach J, Englebrecht CM. Police Sexual Misconduct: Arrested Officers and Their Victims. Victims and Offenders. 2015 Apr 3;10(2):117-151. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2014.939798