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21 Criminology, Crim. Just. L & Soc'y 1 (2020)
Prior Discipline and Performance among Police Officers: Does Organizational Fairness Matter?

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                VOLUME 21, ISSUE 3, PAGES 1-16 (2020)
Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society

                     E-ISSN 2332-886X
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Prior   Discipline and Performance among Police Officers: Does

                      Organizational Fairness Matter?

                        Richard  C. Helfers,a Paul D.  Reynolds,b  Jon Maskalyc

                                     a The University of Texas at Tyler
                                   b University ofNorth Texas at Dallas
                                        University of North Dakota


Using a survey of police officers (n=1080) in a southern state of the USA, this study examines how overall performance
is influenced by organizational fairness and prior disciplinary actions. In particular, this study focuses on the relationship
between organizational treatment and officers' self-acknowledged engagement in more innocuous forms of negative work-
related behaviors, general task performance, and extra-role behaviors. Results suggest prior disciplinary actions and
organizational treatment are related to officer performance. Our findings highlight fair treatment's relationship to enhanced
prosocial activities and reduced negative work behaviors. Of importance to police administrators, police officers' fairness
perceptions of the police organization appear to have a stronger influence on overall work performance among officers
that have prior disciplinary actions, further underscoring the need for organizations to consider how officers are treated.

Article History:

Received July 22d, 2020
Received in revised form November 23rd, 2020
Accepted November 24th, 2020


organizational fairness, police discipline, counterproductive work behaviors,
police performance

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