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    What works to prevent wrongdoing in police and other organisations? A rapid evidence assessment

    McDowall, Almuth and Carr, I. and Russell, S. and Glorney, E. and Bharj, N. and Coyle, A. and Nash, R. (2015) What works to prevent wrongdoing in police and other organisations? A rapid evidence assessment. Technical Report. College of Policing Limited.

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    Executive summary: This Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA), based on 57 studies carried out in policing and other professions, aimed to identify interventions, mechanisms and levers that might encourage ethical behaviour and prevent wrongdoing in organisations. Taken together, the evidence raises a number of possibilities for organisations for action, though no readymade single solution was identified. The importance of strong and effective leadership – such as leaders being open, acting as role models, and also being ‘firm’ in terms of setting and enforcing standards – was highlighted as encouraging ethical behaviour, as well as being an essential ingredient for the successful implementation of interventions. Promising interventions tended to be broadly preventive or remedial in their approach, rather than focused on apprehending and disciplining those responsible for wrongdoing.


    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Additional Information: This report is currently being reviewed and type set for publication, and is confidential until then
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Almuth McDowall
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 10:43
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:10


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