Diagnostics of Police Officers' Unethical Behavior: According to Individual Characteristics & Work Environment

경찰공무원의 비윤리적 행동 진단 - 개인적·근무환경적 특성별 차이를 중심으로

  • 권혜림 (서원대학교 법경찰학과) ;
  • 주재진 (동국대학교(경주) 행정경찰공공학부)
  • Received : 2014.07.09
  • Accepted : 2014.07.28
  • Published : 2014.11.28


The Police force and other public sector organizations do not like non-ethical evaluation of their members and disclosure of evaluation results. However, it is essential for survival and growth of the organization to identify, measure and resolve accurately the non-ethical behaviors of their members. In this study, the dimensions of police officers' unethical behavior were categorized as negligence, personal use, dishonesty, and misconduct of police officers, and the level of those dimensions were measured. After that, the differences due to the individual and work environmental characteristics were explored. The result showed that the level of non-ethical behavior was lowerer than the average. And the differences was statistically significant according to gender, rank of organization, deployed department of the work, and the period of work duration. This implied the necessities of education of police ethics, ethical atmosphere, and establishment of ethical system per differences in individual and work environmental characteristics. Also, considering the fact that the low level of ethical behavior did not lead to ethical action in actual and the inherent problem in research method how frankly the respondents answered the negative self-evaluation, continuous interest in non-ethical behavior and further systemic research are needed in a dimension of personnel management.


Unethical Behavior;Negligence;Personal Use;Dishonesty;Misconduct;Police Officers


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