A Tale of Four Cities: Evaluating the Impact of Assessment Centers on Police Promotion Processes by Rank, Sex, and Race
Leverenz, Kevin T.
In an effort to meet the dual interests of developing a diverse cadre of quality police leaders while reducing mean subgroup differences in results, the use of the assessment center has emerged as a capable instrument and has grown in popularity over the last few decades. However, a gap in empirical research has been revealed. So, the current research focuses on how ACs impact outcomes of promotion process participants belonging to federally-protected classifications (race and sex) in four major Texas police departments, and how those outcomes change in the absence of the AC.
Assessment centers, Civil service, Promotion process, Police, Adverse impact, Subgroup differences
Leverenz, K. T. (2019). <i>A tale of four cities: Evaluating the impact of assessment centers on police promotion processes by rank, sex, and race</i> (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.