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NCJ Number: 151414 Find in a Library
Title: Breeding Deviant Conformity: Police Ideology and Culture (From Police and Society: Touchstone Readings, P 243-262, 1995, Victor E. Kappeler, ed. - See NCJ-151401)
Author(s): V E Kappeler; R D Sluder; G P Alpert
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines factors related to the police subculture, arguing that police officers view the world as being composed of insiders and outsiders, police officers and citizens.
Abstract: The article identifies three primary concepts of ethos prevalent in police subculture: the ethos of bravery, autonomy, and secrecy. The concept of theme in a culture is related to the belief systems or dynamic affirmations maintained by its members. The two dominant themes in the police subculture are social isolation and solidarity. Various postulates support these ethos concepts and themes. 56 references
Main Term(s): Police subculture
Index Term(s): Police work attitudes
Note: Forces of Deviance: The Dark Side of Policing. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland (1994), pp. 97-121. Reprinted with permission.
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