Police Officer Perceptions of Rape

Matthew C. Leone, University of Nevada - Reno
Gina O'Toole, University of Nevada - Reno

ABSTRACT
Police officer attitudes have long been linked to both social and professional behaviors. In a survey of police officers in the state of Nevada, attitudes toward rape and rape victims were compared with the professional history of the officer, as well as the officer's personal demographic information. Differences related to age, education, and training were noted, and suggestions regarding the demographic characteristics of officers assigned such cases are proposed.

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