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Officers have been victimized due to their misperceptions of offenders. In fact, a ground- breaking study identified this as the primary reason law en- forcement personnel were feloniously assaulted. [1] Such incidents can result when officers encounter a compliant subject and then lower their guard. Like- wise, offenders form percep- tions of law enforcement per- sonnel they encounter, which influence the decision whether to assault an officer.

James J. Sheets


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