CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Peers and police peer misconduct

Understanding how misconduct spreads among people in positions of public trust is an essential first step for tackling the problem. A new study of London’s Metropolitan Police finds that transferring police officers with a history of misconduct into a new work group increases the likelihood that the new peers will also engage in misconduct.

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Mitchell, O. Peers and police peer misconduct. Nat Hum Behav 3, 774–775 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0613-7

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