POLICE AND SOCIETY 1
D. All of the above are elements
C. Watchman style
B. Predisposition theory
B. Service style
D.The metamorphosis stage
D.None of the above
C. The perception that the public cannot be trusted
B. Police values are greatly impacted by occupational socialization
C. Loose coupling
Pre-dispositionaltheory – Behavior is explained by attitudes and values held beforebeing employed.
Socialization theory – Behavior is determined more by work andpeers than pre-employment values.
Noblecause corruption – Police abandon ethical means in order to achievegood ends.
Symbolicassailant – The person the police officer thinks is potentiallydangerous.
Seriousness of crime
Characteristics of victim
Therace and gender of an individual is considered when making decisions.For instance, the black and the male people are likely to beinvestigated by police officers. Moreover, arrest may be implementedbased on the seriousness of the crime. The collected evidence is usedto determine the seriousness of the offense. The victimcharacteristics are considered when making conclusions. For instance,rape victim associated with nonconformist lifestyles are not trusted.
Socializationtheory focuses more on the peers and work to determine behavior, thanthe values and attitudes held before employment. Pre-dispositionaltheory relies on attitudes, and values possessed before employment todefine behavior.
Theneighborhood variables such as the crime rate influence the actionsof the police officers. For instance, high crime rate in a specificneighborhood would demand the officers to apply more efforts.Moreover, the type of officer influences the strategies to be used inthe operation.