Police Subculture: Definition & Context Video


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Which of the following is a characteristic that is noted to be a part of the police subculture?

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1. The police view people as belonging to one of two groups. What are these two groups?

2. This is the mechanism that allows officers the ability to react as they see fit in a given situation within legal and departmental guidelines:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what are the components of a police subculture and the views of police.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • Characteristics of police subculture
  • Views of police regarding groups of people
  • Actions taken by police within legal and departmental guidelines
  • The thin blue line

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related police subculture lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the thin blue line
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the components of police subculture

Additional Learning

To learn more about police subculture, review the accompanying lesson called Police Subculture: Definition & Context. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define police subculture
  • Review its characteristics
  • Identify the way it is viewed and how it impacts society