Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The emergence of African American police officers derived from consequences of urban unrests during the 1960â€™s as a probable resolution to frayed police-community relations in predominately African American communities. African American representativeness in policing was theorized to progress a racially charged police culture that was permeating the police profession. Yet, recent media reports of police involved homicides in Staten Island, New York, Ferguson, Missouri, and Glendale, Arizona have evidenced shortcomings of African American representativeness in shaping police cultures. Since African American police representativeness has come short of its objective of affecting police cultures, what has been the impact of police cultures in shaping the work experiences of African American officers? The current study correlates anomie and double consciousness to explain the organizational adaptation strategies specific to African American police officers that define police ethnicity.
Dukes, Warren V., "Police Ethnicity And Anomie: Exploring Organizational Adaptation Strategies Among African American Police Officers In Relation To A Socially Constructed Double Consciousness" (2014). Dissertations. 87.