CONSENSUS POLICING

CONSENSUS POLICING - CONSENSUS POLICING Needless to say,...

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CONSENSUS POLICING Needless to say, the second role of the police would be a more positive affair. The consensual approach sees the police as having a close relationship with the local area being policed. The role of the police force is seen to be representing the interests of the community. Indeed, the consensual approach believes that the police “hold” the community together; in a way, it is possible to suggest that they actually form the “hub” of the community. This is aptly represented in such programmes as the 60’s “Dixon of Dock Green” and the 90’s version of the 60’s with “Heartbeat”. (An era where this perspective of the police was particularly favoured). It is also felt among this approach that the majority of law abiding people in the community put great value on the importance of the police in maintaining order – thus, great respect is credited to the police for the work they do.
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You cannot have social control, however, without the use of sanctions. Social
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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