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The job experience effect jerome skolnicks book j

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The job experience effect –Jerome Skolnick’s book, J ustice Without Trial Assessment of on the job experience of police officers and its effect on police both professionally and personally Encounters with citizens Almost always outnumbered Some of whom will not be happy that police officer is there Hostility of public toward the police Cultural support for being antagonistic toward the police Personal life often in disarray Hours worked Difficulty in maintaining friendship and relationships with people outside of the police force War stories One of the most important factor is the unpredictability of police work –potential for danger Symbolic assailants--police officer construct pictures of a symbolic assailant for a specific crime Race and other variables play a role in constructing this symbolic assailant Need to assert authority to offset danger
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