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dc.identifier.citationGrech, R. (2020). Policing and police culture (Master's dissertation).en_GB
dc.description.abstractCulture and society are two elements which merge together effortlessly in a person’s environment. Both components face constant change to adapt to their surrounding environment. The aim of this study is to explore police culture and its attributes to the Malta Police Force. Whilst discovering the heart of police culture, the study’s aim also includes to discover whether police culture is present in the Malta Police Force and whether this has evolved in the past 16 years. Throughout the years, police culture has shown many of the faces it inhibits through various factors. Such factors include isolation, sexism, racism, ethical consideration, and conservatism. The study focuses on the mentioned factors which affect policing and police culture, and how members of the Police Force perceive these factors, including what impact these have on their (the officers’) everyday duties. The study was carried out using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. An online survey was disseminated to members of the Force from the rank of Constable to Superintendent, whilst interviews were carried out with high-ranking officials to gain further insight to the perceptions and thoughts surrounding the factors of police culture. Through the results gathered, main factors and results were compared to those gathered in Dr. Jacqueline Azzopardi Cauchi’s study (2004). Main topics and questions were collected, analysed and compared with those of Dr. Azzopardi Cauchi’s (2004) study. Through this comparison, the reader may explore how far police culture has developed in these past 16 years, whilst also getting an insight into the mindset of officers. This study has proven that in the past years, many of the above-mentioned factors have transformed and evolved, but not erased. Factors such as sexism, although still alive in the force, have a lesser impact on officers, with many branches and positions now accepting and promoting female officers to apply for the role. Conservatism has proven to be a challenge all throughout the years, with high-ranking officials claiming that lower-ranks are conservative, and vice versa. Racism is unchanging, as many officers still believe that certain cultural backgrounds are more prone to crime than others, whilst also stating that all cultural backgrounds are prone to crime, mimicking the 2004 results.en_GB
dc.subjectMalta Police Forceen_GB
dc.subjectPolice -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectPolice psychology -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectCommunity policing -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectPolice subculture -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titlePolicing and police cultureen_GB
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dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty for Social Wellbeing. Department of Criminologyen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorGrech, Rebecca (2020)-
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