CJS 210 UOP Class Homework Notes

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The police subculture leads to what scholars call the police personality, or traits, which are common to most police officers. Each of these traits being different in the way officers observe and perform their jobs in our cities and communities. These personalities that scholar's report of include authoritarianism, suspicion, hostility, insecurity, conservatism, and cynicism.AuthoritarianismThe dictionary says that authoritarianism is pertaining to a political or governmental system, practice, or principal in which peoples individual freedoms are subordinate to the authority or power of the state. Holding their selves as not accountable to the people; this system is centered in one person or a small group. I believe this trait is the most responsible for giving officers the "dirty harry" syndrome in which they feel more above the law and choose to make decisions based on what they fe

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