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Unformatted text preview: Their families provide an escape from the police culture for the police officers because most value their role in their families much greater than that of a police officer. Officers also keep in contact with old friends that they have built strong relationships with prior to their employment. They keep these friendships because when they socialize with them, they share a common interest outside of the police culture. These old friends also don’t judge them for their newfound careers and this provides the police officer with a sense of acceptance. This is very important for a police officer because although they are off duty, the public still perceives them as an enforcer that judges their every move and because of this, police officers generally do not introduce themselves as cops until a strong relationship has been established....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Interpersonal relationship, police culture, old friends