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Mayors’ and Citizen Attitudes Toward Sexual Harassment in Police Departments

Corruption, Accountability and Discretion

ISBN: 978-1-78743-556-8, eISBN: 978-1-78743-555-1

ISSN: 2053-7697

Publication date: 24 October 2017


This essay explores the reactions within police departments toward sexual harassment scandals. The study describes and analyzes reported cases of sexual harassment and misconduct in police departments to discern citizen narratives and political consequences for elected officials. This assessment hypothesizes that political leadership is an essential element in establishing organizational cultures that combat sexual harassment in local governments. The article contributes to the knowledge about possible gaps in agenda setting, especially for a policy area in which knowledge and problem definitions continue to evolve.



Otenyo, E.E. and Camarillo, E.A.S. (2017), "Mayors’ and Citizen Attitudes Toward Sexual Harassment in Police Departments", Corruption, Accountability and Discretion (Public Policy and Governance, Vol. 29), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 143-161.



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