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Good cop, bad cop


Negotiating tactic. One person acts nice while the other partner acts mean. The negotiating tactic has one person demanding an outcome to push the opponent into the arms of the ‘nice cop’ who offers options. Not necessarily a tactic used by police officers but any duo working towards a negotiated result.

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