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Krott, E., Krott, N. & Zeitner, I. (2018).Xenophobic attitudes in German police officers: A longitudinal investigation from professional education to practice. International Journal of Police Science & Management.DOI: 10.1177/1461355718788373 Xenophobic attitudes in German police officers: A longitudinal investigation from professional education to practice

Titel:
Xenophobic attitudes in German police officers: A longitudinal investigation from professional education to practice

Jahr(gang):
2018

Name der Zeitschrift:
International Journal of Police Science & Management

Heft/Ausgabe:
DOI: 10.1177/1461355718788373

Seiten von-bis:
1-11

Beschreibung:
Abstract:
In recent years, the proportion of the population with a migrant background has increased in the Federal Republic of
Germany. We investigated whether young German police officers hold xenophobic attitudes at the beginning of their
bachelor studies and how intercultural competence and communication training modules affect the development of those
attitudes. In a 4-year longitudinal study, we assessed police officers’ xenophobic attitudes at the beginning of the first
academic year, after basic study (year 1), after main study (year 2), and within the first year of professional practice (year
4). There was a significant decrease in xenophobic attitudes within the 3 years of professional education, followed by a
slight increase within the first year of professional practice. Throughout the 4-year period, xenophobic attitudes
decreased significantly, pointing to the effectiveness of the training modules integrated into the bachelor program and
to the necessity to continue intercultural training within police departments

Schlagworte:
Xenophobic attitudes, prejudice, police officers, intercultural competence, policing equity