Studying Police Integrity in Finland

Hannu Kiehela, Finnish National Police College

An integrity survey of the Finnish police force was conducted in 1999. The questionnaires, distributed to the police officers electronically, inqiured of police officers to evaluate hypothetical cases of police misconduct. These cases include various types of police misconduct, including corruption, deadly force, falsification of report, and verbal abuse. With respect to each scenario, the respondents were asked to evaluate its seriousness, assess the appropriate discipline and estimate the expected discipline, and express willingness to report the described behavior.

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Updated 05/20/2006