Police officer personality? A study of the Wilson-Patterson Attitude Inventory, with an opportunity sample of policeofficers in training. by Lewis J. Potter

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But studies show that some personality dimensions can help officers temper those biases Book Violent Offenders, 3rd Ed. The police personality serves to insulate officers from the rest of society. It fosters an "us versus them" mentality. The cops are the good guys and everyone else is a potential bad guy.

There is a constant power struggle between the good and bad guys. Police believe that societal order depends on the good guys winning — at any cost.

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