publication . Article . 2013

A grid group cultural theory perspective

Loyens, Kim;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, volume 36, pages 27-50 (issn: 1363-951X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: Netherlands
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to offer and test a theoretical framework that can be used to identify different styles of peer reporting, and explain why police officers and labour inspectors (do not) report peers' misconduct. Design/methodology/approach - A conceptual framework is developed that identifies underlying mechanisms of peer reporting. It aims to be an alternative for the blue code of silence literature and the general whistleblowing studies, which have a number of disadvantages. This newly developed framework is then tested in a qualitative research project in the police and the labour inspection in a West-European country. Findings - This p...
free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Law, Public relations, business.industry, business, Fatalism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Code of silence, Psychology, Silence, Individualism, Social psychology, Conceptual framework, Organizational culture, Culture theory, Qualitative research, Police, Whistleblowing, Europe, Group behaviour, Blue code of silence, Grid group cultural theory, Police culture, UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR, CLIMATE-CHANGE, SUBCULTURE, PREDICTORS, MANAGEMENT, DECISION, NORMS
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