Class Notes (811,705)
Canada (494,883)
Sociology (2,417)
SOCC11H3 (26)
Joe Hermer (10)

lecture 07

3 Pages
Unlock Document

Joe Hermer

Lecture notes - After the 70s and 80s, ongoing trends brought regulations, if they are not properly done; rules and regulations are practically useless. o No one knows what they are o They are used for extreme events o Not for normal people − Developments that would change classic police culture o Shift towards community policing o Neo-liberal model part of which is recasting of public as customers o Diversification of police recruitment/body o New political sensitivity around policing o Technology − Loftus asks have these changes made a difference. o Given these changes  It is not the rule that fits the practice but the practice that fits the rule o She found that police have a simple de-contextualized understanding of criminality o Re-enforced through on the job socialization and arise as officers adapt to situations o She came to a number of conclusions:  Police have an exaggerated sense of mission towards police role  An exaggerated point: police always fight crime  Idea of tax payers—suspects and offenders as customers • Police is being turned into low level service providers  A masculine ethos • She points out that if you ask a police officer what your job is. One is often told through storytelling, they use figurative language  Managing police realities • Your interaction with the police is of negative quality and depression • Work can be often unrewarding and monotonous • The underlying tension is the strain between expectations of what police work involves and its daily realities • Often critical of soft laws and lenient judges  Preserving dominance • Maintaining control and getting respect • Police officers treat their patrol areas as a geography, a territory of normal appearances • The attitude test o Public passing the attitude test o Part if their job is to see if the offender has respect for the officer • Officers want to stamp their authority and get on with
More Less

Related notes for SOCC11H3

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.