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Police in America. Chapter Thirteen Police officers: On the Job. Encountering citizens Attitude changes significantly in first few months Hostility from citizens Being stereotyped Perform society’s dirty work Encountering the criminal justice system Observe shortcomings of the system

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Police in america

Police in America

Chapter Thirteen

Police officers: On the Job


Reality shock

Encountering citizens

Attitude changes significantly in first few months

Hostility from citizens

Being stereotyped

Perform society’s dirty work

Encountering the criminal justice system

Observe shortcomings of the system

Feel that they are not respected by lawyers and judges

Encountering the Department

Feel that leadership doesn’t care

Precinct-level supervisors inadequate

Organizational politics

Promotions not on ability

Favoritism governing decisions

Seniority system

Eliminates favoritism and discrimination

However, least experienced officers get the most difficult assignments

Reality shock


Police subculture

Police Subculture

  • Strong sense of solidarity

    • Secrecy

    • Justifies violence against citizens

    • Refuse to testify against fellow officers

    • Working personality shaped by authority and danger

  • Factors that shape police behavior

    • Law

    • Bureaucratic control

    • Adventure/machismo

    • Concern for safety

    • Competence


Changing rank and file

Women

Broken up the traditional solidarity of the work group

Percentage of women among sworn officers remains at around 13-14%

Style of work the same as men

Less citizen complaints

African Americans

More likely to believe that officers use excessive force

More likely to support innovation and change

More positive attitude to assigned districts

More likely to live in area where they work

Do not perform differently from white officers

Changing rank and file


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Hispanic/Latino officers

Feel they are discriminated against in hiring and promotion

Do not perform differently than white officers.

Gay and lesbian officers

Challenge to the traditional stereotype of macho officer

Education

Levels rising

Do they perform better when better educated?

Cohort effects

Generation gap

Dominant attitudes change over time

Attitudes toward community policing

Blacks and older officers give more support

Changing rank and file


Career development

Promotion

Severely limited

Irregular intervals

Formal testing

Salaries and benefits

Attractive

Good benefits

Assignments to special units

Discretion of chief and seniority constraints

Lateral entry

Very limited

Performance evaluation

Definitions not clear

Halo effect

Rating of all officers tend to cluster around one numerical level

Tendency to rate everyone highly

Career development


Stress

Stress

  • Sources

    • Nature of police work

    • Organizational factors such as perceived support from leaders, relations with fellow officers, and opportunities for career advancement

    • Relations with the community

    • Relations with the media and the political establishment

    • Personal or family factors that influence a person’s job


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