Police Subculture

Police Subculture

Actions for ‘Police Subculture’SubscribeHide Description In this week’s readings, it says that “subcultures are prevalent in some form in almost every police agency in the world…It is important to note that police subcultures may directly contribute to unethical employee behaviors. Unlike probation and parole officers, who may work alone, police officers are heavily influenced by their peers…the police subculture provides officers with rationalizations and motivations that allow them to engage in unprofessional behaviors.” This suggestion flies in the face of the core foundation of police work (integrity, honor, etc). What do you think? Do you think the “police subculture” allows/encourages unethical behavior by officers? If so, why? If not, why? What research or experience are you basing your response on?