Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 1-20-2017

Journal / Book Title

Journal of Quantitative Criminology


The primary goal of the current study is to examine a portion of Klinger’s theory. Specifically, we test the influence of organizational and environmental contextual factors, guided by Klinger’s theory, on one measure of officer vigor. To date, few studies have taken this approach to examine Klinger’s theory. The study builds on prior research that has tested aspects of Klinger’s theory and adds new analytic strategies that prior studies have not used. The results of this study have implications for both theory and practice, and they add to the growing literature examining the influence of ecological and organization factors on police behavior.



Published Citation

Taniguchi, Travis A., and Christopher Salvatore. "Policing a Negotiated World: A Partial Test of Klinger’s Ecological Theory of Policing." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 34, no. 2 (2018): 345-366.