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Nice cop tough cop


Marked by alternations between friendliness and hostility, easiness and rigor, etc: Successful management requires a variation of the ”good cop, bad cop” routine/ In short, a ”nice cop” Rousseau and a ”tough cop” Rousseau/ I think that she’s the good cop and he’s the bad one, and I think it’s quite deliberate

[fr the interrogation technique by which one police officer pretends to sympathize with the suspect and to protect him from a pitiless and menacing fellow officer]

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