Measuring Police Subcultural Perceptions

A Study of Frontline Police Officers in China

  • Zheng Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Zheng Chen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Zheng Chen
    Pages 21-34
  4. Zheng Chen
    Pages 35-67
  5. Zheng Chen
    Pages 69-72
  6. Zheng Chen
    Pages 73-83
  7. Zheng Chen
    Pages 85-125
  8. Zheng Chen
    Pages 127-151
  9. Zheng Chen
    Pages 153-161
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 163-185

About this book


Using survey data collected from 382 Chinese police officers training in a Chinese police university, this research is the first empirical study to describe Chinese police perceptions of subcultural topics, including the role of crime fighting and community service, cynicism, isolation, solidarity, receptivity to change and traditionalism. This book describes the research method adopted in this study and the findings together with comparisons with Western police cultural studies. In addition, it covers an extensive review of Chinese policing history and evolution of policing strategies, and a review of police subcultural themes and their potential determinants on the basis of Western studies, making it both beneficial and of interest for researchers and practitioners who would like to know more about contemporary policing in China. This book provides readers with insights into a little-investigated area of policing – the perceptions of Chinese frontline police. It also makes it easy to compare the similarities and differences between police perceptions in China and the West.


Chinese policing community policing law enforcement culture occupational culture occupational socialization organizational culture police culture police in China police perception police subculture

Authors and affiliations

  • Zheng Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Basic StudiesNational Police University of ChinaShenyangChina

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