CJS 210 Week 6 Checkpoint 1Police Personality

CJS 210 Week 6 Checkpoint 1Police Personality - Police...

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Police Personality 1 Police Personality CJS/210 – Fundamentals of Policing Brandon Ashley 9/1/2010 Authoritarianism
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Police Personality 2 A police officer who expresses his authority in a negative manner can lead to many effects on society’s perception of that officer. If an officer uses authority to gain respect, the opposite usually happens; citizens more often than not end up fearing, mistrusting and not respecting an officer (Policing, 2005). Suspicion Suspicion in a police officer’s personality can be seen to some as stereotyping, racism and basically picking on certain people in society. If a police officer sees a citizen reaching his or her hand in a window of a car, the first thing that may come to mind is “a person trying to steal a car”. In some cases, a person may have locked their keys in the vehicle and are simply trying to retrieve the keys, but let’s say this happens in a predominately Caucasian area, and the citizen doing this is a minority. Would this raise suspicion in the officers mind? How is an officer
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS taught by Professor Sanchez during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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