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Introduction

Jennifer C. Hunt

in Seven Shots

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226360904
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226360911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226360911.003.0001
Introduction

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The events and the consequences of a case study from July 1997 are presented in this chapter. These events left had ramifications for many years. This book gives an account of the lives of five officers from the Emergency Service and the Bomb Squad who participated in the raid of 1997. It looks at their lives from that point until the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, which forced them to revisit their past experience with terrorism. The analysis of the raid and its aftermath confirm the dynamic and varied nature of police culture and also the persistence of certain views. The book also gives a brief account of Joan Barker's Danger, Duty, and Disillusion, on a qualitative account of the occupational socialization of patrol officers in the Los Angeles Police Department, highlighting a five-phase process that marks the transition in attitude about the job from the time of being a police graduate from the academy to their retirement.

Keywords: officers; raid of 1997; Emergency Service; police culture; occupational socialization; police graduate; bomb squad

Chapter.  13578 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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