Motivating a volunteer workforce in the criminal justice system

Eccles, Thomas B and Biggs, David M (2014) Motivating a volunteer workforce in the criminal justice system. International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 30 (2). pp. 31-43.

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Abstract

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) requires that police detention processes are monitored and inspected. The United Kingdom is partially ensuring this provision through the use of an existing independent volunteer workforce. This research explores the conditions required for the effective use of this volunteer workforce through 12 semi-structured interviews. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used that initially generated 46 motivator codes that were clustered into six themes of volunteer motivation consisting of: personal affect, personal growth, social goals, altruistic, activity and values. Ten demotivators were also revealed through the interviews. The implications of these findings for volunteer motivation and how organisations may capitalise on this are discussed

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: motivation, volunteer workforce, criminal justice, preventing torture, terrorism, TW04
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Psychological Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ineke Tijsma
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 05:29
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1498

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