Ideas & Insights, Part 2: The Role of Police Executives in Police Culture: A Response to Police Culture in the 21st Century

Dr. Gary Cordner’s research article on factors that affect police culture in the 21st century examines whether there is a universally identifiable police culture present in U.S. law enforcement. While one could possibly make general observations that police culture involves attitudes like supporting other officers and being suspicious of those outside the field, Dr. Cordner’s research clearly shows that, once specific situations are presented to law enforcement officers, their responses vary widely.