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Les idéologies professionnelles : Une analyse en classes latentes des opinions policières sur le rôle de la police

Abstract : In the absence of surveys on how police officers vote, studying professional ideologies, which are an expression of a form of politicization of ordinary police officers, which is an integral part of their professional socialization, allows us to approach political orientations in the world of the police. Using a questionnaire survey of 5,221 police officers of all ranks, we identified ideological dissension on how the job of police officer is conceived. The analysis was based on a latent class analysis, which brings to light three opinion classes: repressive, median and preventive. These three profiles allow us to distinguish police officers by their responses to the questions of what the primary tasks of the police are, which groups should be monitored, who the police should choose as partners, and the causes of delinquency. Analysis of the social and professional attributes of police officers in each of the three opinion classes then reveals the preponderance of professional characteristics over socio-demographic variables in the three classes.
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Philippe Coulangeon, Geneviève Pruvost, Ionela Roharik. Les idéologies professionnelles : Une analyse en classes latentes des opinions policières sur le rôle de la police. Revue française de sociologie, Presse de Sciences Po / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2012, 53 (2), pp.493 - 527. ⟨hal-01719467v2⟩

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