Police culture

Police culture

1. Define what the scatological term “bullshit” references in police culture.

2. What does the term say about the relationships between line officers (patrol or street cops) and administrative or command cops?

3. Define and explain Fussel’s analog for bullshit.

4. What is it about the police bureaucracy that encourages and sustains the production of “bullshit?”

5. How does it affect officer stress?

6. When does “bullshit” first appear in an officer’s career (how does it manifest)?

7. What does the socialization process entail?

8. How do officers survive the “The petty injustice and the everlasting grudges?”

9. Lastly, how does this phenomenon breed cynicism?