How Cops React to Ambivalence

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


Previous chapters have focused on the ambivalence of others toward the police officer and on the police officer’s ambivalence toward others and the work itself. In this chapter we will focus on the police officer’s psychological responses to ambivalence from others and from within himself.


Police Officer Reaction Formation Police Department Conscious Experience Police Work 
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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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