Why Cops Love and Hate the Work

  • Philip Bonifacio
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)


One of the happiest days in a policeman’s life is graduation day at the police academy. It is a day filled with emotionally loaded symbolism: the march into the auditorium, the speeches extolling his professional skill, the proud faces of his family members in the audience, and the feeling of a masculine rite of passage in which he is now a member of an elite fraternity of brave and powerful men who protect the weak and defend the virtuous.


Police Officer Police Work Unconscious Level Emotional Gratification Security Hypothesis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Bonifacio
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  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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