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COVID-19 Vaccine Program Eliminates Law Enforcement Workforce Infections: A Bayesian Structural Time Series Analysis

COVID-19 has created tremendous operational difficulties for law enforcement agencies, with substantial portions of their staff quarantined for either exposure or infection. With the rollout of a vaccine beginning in early 2021, there is hoped for …

Mandatory Sexual Assault Kit Testing Policies and Arrest Trends a Natural Experiment

The present study employs a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the effects of a mandatory sexual assault kit (SAK) testing policy on rape arrests in a large western US jurisdiction. We use a Bayesian structural time-series model and monthly data …

High-Stakes Administrative Discretion: What Drives Body-Worn Camera Activations?

Administrative discretion can range from benign to troubling, and law enforcement officers possess the power to use physical violence in the discharge of their duties. Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are a workplace surveillance technology intended to …

Contrasting emotional labor and burnout in civilian and sworn law enforcement personnel

Purpose This study introduces emotional labor into an analysis of multiple dimensions of burnout in sworn and civilian employees across three law enforcement agencies. Design/methodology/approach Using data from a survey of law enforcement employees …

Emotional Labor in Emergency Dispatch: Gauging Effects of Training Protocols

Introduction: Previous studies of emergency dispatch personnel have established high levels of emotional labor, burnout, and turnover intention among this population of first responders. This study is the first to investigate the effect of emergency …

It's not Depersonalization, It's Emotional Labor: Examining Surface Acting and Use-of-Force with evidence from the US

Using data from one urban police department in the United States, this study gauges the effects of individual officer characteristics on use-of-force. Consistent with prior research, we find Emotional Exhaustion to be a negative correlate to …

Andrew G. Ferguson, The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement

Assessing Public Perceptions of Police Use-of-Force: Legal Reasonableness and Community Standards

How do public expectations of police use-of-force align with the strict professional and legal guidelines under which police officers train and operate? This is a largely unexamined but salient question in the use-of-force literature and is important …

Emotional labour in non-governmental organisations: narrative analysis and theory expansion

The purpose of this paper is to explore emotional labour in the context of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) using word data from interviews of five NGO directors on their recruitment criteria when hiring staff. We analyse interview transcripts …

How Values Shape Program Perceptions: The “Organic Ethos” and Producers’ Assessments of U.S. Organic Policy Impacts

Among the more recognizable programs related to natural and sustainable food is the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. Although the robustness of the organic food market is difficult to contest, many debate the extent …

Is Emotional Labor Easier in Collectivist or Individualist Cultures? An East–West Comparison

Emotional labor is the effort to express job-appropriate emotions and/or suppress inappropriate emotions. The effort manifests in interpersonal interactions, whether face to face or voice to voice, and can increase stress and burnout. Most research …

Police Body Worn Cameras Effects on Officers Burnout and Perceived Organizational Support

Police departments in the United States are rapidly adopting body-worn cameras (BWCs). To date, no study has investigated the effects of BWCs on police officers themselves, despite evidence suggesting negative effects of electronic performance …

The Effect of Prosecutorial Actions on Deterrence: A County-Level Analysis:

In the current study, we examine prosecutorial decisions that affect the certainty, celerity, and severity of punishment at the county level in the state of Florida. Leveraging a unique data set, we investigate the effect of the rate at which …

The rhetoric of de-policing: Evaluating open-ended survey responses from police officers with machine learning-based structural topic modeling

Machine learning-based textual analysis is a viable tool for police survey research. Analyzing large numbers of police free-text responses provides more nuanced understanding of police perceptions of the public. Officers' attention to professionalism …

“That’s What the Money’s for”: Alienation and Emotional Labor in Public Service

As the face of government, street-level bureaucrats interact with the citizenry and engage in emotional labor. Here we argue that public servants risk becoming alienated due to the unsupported emotional labor demands of their jobs. Alienated public …