I believe I'm not alone in this, but I get a sensation when I encounter someone who is in a position of power (relative to me) that the person will find me guilty of an infraction of some sort, regardless of how minor, and "drop the hammer," so to speak, even (especially, in fact) when I've done absolutely nothing wrong or even suspect.
Here is a simplified example: Walking down the sidewalk in the middle of the day, I notice a police officer standing nearby. I get a nagging sensation that the police office will suddenly decide I am a "person of interest" and question, detain, or even arrest me.
Just for background, I have never been arrested and I've only ever been "semi-detained" for (justified) traffic stops and on one other (unjustified) occasion, in the bicycle version of a Terry stop when I was out riding late at night. (The police were clearly bored and claimed I "matched the description of a guy they were looking for.")
This mentality could also be inspired by other people (i.e. not police) who act as "authority figures" with at least some measure of power over the person: teachers, security guards, etc.
I think it bears some passing similarity to a persecution complex, and I suppose it could be seen as a specific type of paranoia.
Is there a word or short (two- or three-word) expression to describe this particular sort of (mostly) irrational thinking?