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Police Culture

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  1. Police Culture Norms, Values, Attitudes & Behavior

  2. Models of Police Behavior Group Behavior Models Perspectives Culturaliztion Anthropological Socialization Sociological Psychological Predispositional Individual Behavior

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Anthropological Perspective • World View • Ethos • Themes • Postulates

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Sources of Police Stress • Life-Threatening Stressors • Social Isolation Stressors • Organizational Stressors • Functional Stressors • Personal Stressors • Physiological Stressors • Psychological Stressors

  10. Potential Negative Effects of Stress Among Police • Suicide • Alcoholism & Drug Abuse • Divorce • Heart Disease • Mortality • Ulcers & Digestive Disorders • Colon & Liver Cancer • Diabetes

  11. 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