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Police Culture. Norms, Values, Attitudes & Behavior. Models of Police Behavior. Group Behavior. Models Perspectives. Culturaliztion. Anthropological. Socialization. Sociological. Psychological. Predispositional. Individual Behavior. Three Perspective of Police Behavior and Elements.

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Police Culture

Norms, Values, Attitudes & Behavior


Models of Police Behavior

Group Behavior

Models Perspectives

Culturaliztion

Anthropological

Socialization

Sociological

Psychological

Predispositional

Individual Behavior


Three Perspective of Police Behavior and Elements

  • Psychological Perspective

    • Predispositional model

    • Authoritarian personality

  • Sociological Perspective

    • Professionalization

    • Socialization model

  • Anthropological Perspective

    • World View

    • Ethos

    • Themes

    • Postulates


Psychological Perspective

  • Predispositional Model

    • behavior predetermined by static pre-existing personality that is shared by people entering the law enforcement profession

  • Authoritarian Personality

    • conservative, aggressive, cynical and rigid behavior

      Behavior viewed from an individualistic level


Sociological Perspective

  • Professionalization

    • the process by which norms and values are internalized as workers begin to learn their new occupation

  • Socialization

    • learning the norms, values, mores of a group, organization, society

  • NOTE: assumes that behavior is based on group socialization


Anthropological Perspective

  • World View

  • Ethos

  • Themes

  • Postulates


Elements of Police Culture

  • World View

    • The manner in which a group sees the world and its relationship to the world

  • Ethos

    • The fundamental spirit of a culture;

      its sentiments and beliefs

  • Themes

    • Dynamic affirmations or recurrent beliefs

  • Postulates

    • Statements of belief expressed by members of the group


Police Funerals

  • Police funerals act as powerful cultural rituals

  • They reinforce the dangers of the occupation

  • They reinforce group solidarity

  • They remind the public of the dangers of police work


Sources of Police Stress

  • Life-Threatening Stressors

  • Social Isolation Stressors

  • Organizational Stressors

  • Functional Stressors

  • Personal Stressors

  • Physiological Stressors

  • Psychological Stressors


Potential Negative Effects of Stress Among Police

  • Suicide

  • Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

  • Divorce

  • Heart Disease

  • Mortality

  • Ulcers & Digestive Disorders

  • Colon & Liver Cancer

  • Diabetes


Factors Contributing to Suicide

  • Abuse of Alcohol & Drugs

  • Deviance & Corruption

  • Access to Firearms

  • Depression

  • Working in Male Organizations

  • Family & Economic Problems

  • Alienation & Cynicism

  • Role Conflict

  • Physical & Mental Problems


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