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I Wish It Wasn’t This Way: Negative Assessment of Disstressed Peers in Law Enforcement

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In police work settings, displays of emotion and psychological stress challenge the hyper masculine persona of officers. Interviews were conducted with police officers in three Midwest police departments and those sampled expressed discontent with the negative appraisal of distressed officers. Officers’ statements frequently included verbiage expressing their desire for alternative treatment of struggling officers. Respondents reported negative sanctions applied to peers as an uncontrollable fact. These behaviors, so engrained in the police subculture and the corresponding psyche of individual officers, seem not to involve individual actors. In fact, officers appeared powerless to prevent the negative treatment of distressed peers, and present no ill feelings toward the officers providing the harassment. To the outsider, many of these behaviors appear maladaptive, indicating poor stress management by officers. Furthermore, these behaviors are compatible with masculine stronghold of the police subculture. For the most part these masculine responses eschew the emotional aspects of policing reinforcing gender dynamics and accomplishing masculinity.
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Kurtz, Don. and Linnemann, Travis. "I Wish It Wasn’t This Way: Negative Assessment of Disstressed Peers in Law Enforcement" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 04, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p372218_index.html>

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Kurtz, D. and Linnemann, T. , 2009-11-04 "I Wish It Wasn’t This Way: Negative Assessment of Disstressed Peers in Law Enforcement" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p372218_index.html

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Abstract: In police work settings, displays of emotion and psychological stress challenge the hyper masculine persona of officers. Interviews were conducted with police officers in three Midwest police departments and those sampled expressed discontent with the negative appraisal of distressed officers. Officers’ statements frequently included verbiage expressing their desire for alternative treatment of struggling officers. Respondents reported negative sanctions applied to peers as an uncontrollable fact. These behaviors, so engrained in the police subculture and the corresponding psyche of individual officers, seem not to involve individual actors. In fact, officers appeared powerless to prevent the negative treatment of distressed peers, and present no ill feelings toward the officers providing the harassment. To the outsider, many of these behaviors appear maladaptive, indicating poor stress management by officers. Furthermore, these behaviors are compatible with masculine stronghold of the police subculture. For the most part these masculine responses eschew the emotional aspects of policing reinforcing gender dynamics and accomplishing masculinity.


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