By Philip Bonifacio

SOME DISCLAIMERS it truly is just a little strange to start a publication through stating what it's not, however the subject of police habit is so complicated that it calls for the author to country as early as attainable the boundaries of what he has written the following to explain and clarify a police officer's adventure. to ensure that the reader to get a transparent notion of what parts of police habit are to be defined, it really is nec­ essary to delineate these elements of police habit which are past the scope of this ebook. to begin with, this booklet is ready the mental results of police paintings on policemen: male cops. the vast majority of the law enforcement officials with whom i've got labored were males, so my impressions and evaluations are in accordance with the reports of male cops. for that reason, descriptions and expla­ international locations of the motivations, anxieties, mental defenses, and resultant habit of cops has to be constrained to policemen. i feel that there are major ameliorations within the mental results of police paintings on women and men, yet this publication doesn't tackle this issue.

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The deviant nonauthoritarian individual who is the failure. Because he does not inspire confidence in his colleagues and his superiors, he often is relegated to the quiet posts or to jobs that do not require active police work. (1967, p. 130) It would seem that the policeman's fellow officers regard him with ambivalence as do the public, his family, and the police department. He is awarded membership in a tightly knit fraternity that is closed to outsiders. In this fraternity he finds an intense feeling of camaraderie, concern, and security.

Realizing that being in an elite unit and having a college degree meant nothing to the department's view of him and his abilities, that he was just a faceless employee, Officer K put in his papers. The department's ambivalence, like the public's ambivalence, creates stress for the officers because it distorts their identity. Given the department's high expectations of the officers, they are bound to fail because they cannot meet all of them all the time. Police work presents a large number of possibilities for making mistakes, and the officer is bound to make a wrong decision from time to time (Muir, 1977).

The policeman who tells himself that it is all right to accept weekly payoffs from merchants because they are grateful and would be offended if he refused their "gift" is unconsciously using rationalization as a way to defend himself from feelings of guilt for accepting gratuities. Isolation Another important defense mechanism used by the ego to ward off pain and anxiety is isolation. The emotional part of one's experience is cut off from the perceptual part, so that one is conscious of a bad experience without being aware of the bad feelings that go with it.

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