Lecture 6- Police Officers 2

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Lecture 6: Police Officers 2 -The existence of a police culture is well known to most people -Not just those of us who study police, but people are also familiar with it from TV shows and movies as well (though those often exaggerate things) Sources of Police Subculture ___________________________ —police starting their careers have a shock when they see what work in the field is like 1. 2. Facing stereotypes about police 3. -So many cops can quickly become cynical and band together with other officers and get pulled into the culture Encountering the realities of the Criminal Justice System -See the reality of the CJ system with plea bargaining, incompetence in the judicial system etc. and become cynical about the effectiveness of the system -Can lead to ……. . Encountering the Realities of the Department - Encounter department politics, history etc. and have to adapt to fit in and survive in the department -i.e. often learn that hard work won’t be rewarded promptly and that it’s better to do as little as possible and avoid situations that may lead to trouble
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 3110 taught by Professor Dr.joshuahinkle during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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