Oct 6, 2010 Policing Lecture Notes

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John Vervaeke

Policing: Week Four Asterick Readings-do not have to read the asterik one. Sir Robert Peels principles of policing: 1) A police force will be much more accepted by society; a less physical manifestation of the state; seen as a less of a physical embodiment 2) The notion that legitimacy-being accepted as a legitimate organization is a key force that it will be accepted; based the force on key public relations. 3) Community statement-the community needs to be part of the enterprise. Otherwise the police would be seen as an alien intervention; he wanted the society to accept the police of how things have been done. Police are with us and among us. 4) Compliance is the key here. If you have to resort to force, you have already conceited some of the game; and the point of policing, get people to the point where they were policing themselves. Need to naturally obey, not force. The more you are going to use force against people, the less reluctant they get. 5) The police force is nobodys arm. It is not the private army of government. Sometimes, politicians forget that, e.g. Mike Harris thought it was his own private army. 6) Want to depend on the symbolic power of police; only when you cant be obeyed then turn to physical force. Always the last resort. It is all about the idea of persuasion. 7) Law and order is shared responsibility; we are all stakeholders in this business, we all want order, and avoid chaos and its everydays responsibility where we have a safe order in society. 8) Strict separation of powers- separate from the judiciary. Not a police officer because you have power to avenge your enemies. thats not the role of the police officers; it is a public role. 9) The idea you dont want to saturate the place with police officer. Cruisers do not amount to efficiency. Still talking about this document in 1829 because still can be used-very modern. The modern police officer follows this form in one form or the other; what was proposed back in the 1800s are still followed to this day. As a result of the Robert Peel Force, the London police force were known as the PEELERS, or bobbies-it goes back to Robert who were called bobby by his friends. Crime and order in London was controlled by preventative control; and giving monetary awards for successful solutions in crime was www.notesolution.com
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