We discuss how I got into academia, as well as my research on police legitimacy, organizational justice, the Ferguson Effect, and officer decision-making.
Police resignations - but not retirements or involuntary separations - spiked significantly in a large western department following the George Floyd protests.
Our survey experiment suggests the wording of questions about police fairness matters.
Using POPN data, we find that cops working in disadvantaged beats view citizens generally as less cooperative.
In a survey of sheriff's deputies, perceived organizational justice predicted greater perceived legitimacy of citizen oversight.
Like patrol officers, police managers report less motivation and job satisfaction since Ferguson.
Police managers with greater self-control expressed more support for organizational justice.
Negative publicity in the previous 6 months was associated with lower self-legitimacy in a sample of sheriff's deputies.
Organizational justice appears to shield police officers from the so-called Ferguson Effect.
Upon surveying 567 sheriff's deputies, we found little support for the Ferguson Effect.