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1 Police Personality Inell Lawson CJS 210 April 6, 2010
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2 Police Personality This assignment is about police cynicism in the police organization. The feelings of hatred, envy, and distrust towards individuals and structures that caused them, and continuous experience of anger arising from the feeling of weakness, and adversity. Some of the main traits include authoritarianism, suspicion, hostility, insecurity, conservatism, and cynicism. These are all traits that can severely affect police officers and their families. The stress of their jobs can cause many difficulties in performing their job effectively. According to Hugh Lewis (2005) “authoritarianism is a trait that officers acquire when authority tends to blind people, creating its own aura of power until inevitable contradiction reveals the human being underneath the badge and uniform.” Another trait is suspicion; an officer can have a positive or negative approach. On the positive side, it will allow the officer to be control of situations, and to be assertive when necessary. The
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