Criminology

2538 Words Jul 9th, 2018 11 Pages
Criminology Assignment This essay will analyse a contemporary Policy document policing in the 21st century: Reconnecting police and the people. It is a document presented by the secretary of state for the Home Department by Command for Her Majesty in July 2010. It will look at how some philosophies of punishment and models of criminal justice are convincing in explaining the methods and tactics used to formulate criminal justice policies as evidence in Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting police and the people. Other policy documents will be looked at in other to compare their similarities. Crime control, bureaucratic models the philosophy of deterrence and rehabilitation are convincing in explaining the politics of this policy …show more content…
The extent of collaboration of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force. Police look for and protect public favor not by taken account public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute neutral service to the law.
Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure execution of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient.
Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to assume the responsibilities of the judiciary.
The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it. [http:www.historyhome.co.uk\peel\laworder\9points.htm].
However, while the aim of the police is crime control and prevention, the major role is often perceived as collecting evidence and bringing offenders to justice. [Davies et al. P 141]. The police are involved in the maintenance of order in the society and dealing with crowds at sporting events and
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