Self-image and the perceived image of police in Russia

Perednia D.G.

Academy of Management, Interior Ministry of Russia, Moscow, Russia

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Perednia D.G. Self-image and the perceived image of police in Russia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 1. P. 152-157


The article actualizes the problem of images of social institutions and government organizations in Russia, namely “the image of the police.” On the basis of author’s sociological survey a comparative analysis of various aspects of the image of the Russian police was carried out at the levels above society, inside society and inside organization involved. All this allowed to test the hypothesis of homogeneity and typical perception of police representatives among various social communities. Conclusions are offered, in particular that “the image inside police organization” and the image in the mass consciousness of citizens do significantly differ.

image; “the image of own organization”; police; segmentation; comparative analysis; prestige of the profession; social tensions
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