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ROLE OF POLICE
Realists


Realists believe that the role of police should be
to focus on controlling the streets so that law-
abiding cit...
Are they doing their job?

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What do the Marxists believe?




The police are influenced by stereotypes, racism, sexism and
 homophobia. They see membe...
Marxism



• Laws reflect the interest of the bourgeoisie
  and the police enforce these laws.

• Marxists believe that th...
Discretion


Discretion can allow policing to be flexible
or sensitive but may also lead to
discrimination and injustice.
...
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  1. 1. ROLE OF POLICE
  2. 2. Realists Realists believe that the role of police should be to focus on controlling the streets so that law- abiding citizens feel safe. They advocate “a zero tolerance” policy towards undesirable behaviour. Such as prostitution, begging and drunkenness. Advocating a “zero tolerance” policy gives police free rein to discriminate against ethnic minorities youth and homeless.
  3. 3. Are they doing their job? http://gu.com/p/36hjf
  4. 4. What do the Marxists believe? The police are influenced by stereotypes, racism, sexism and homophobia. They see members of the public as actual or potential criminals.
  5. 5. Marxism • Laws reflect the interest of the bourgeoisie and the police enforce these laws. • Marxists believe that the police are seen as distinct and separate from the public. • Relationships between the police and public are often uneasy and even hostile they are suspicious of each other or even seen as enemies. • Police rely heavily upon technology and surveillance rather than co operation from the public.
  6. 6. Discretion Discretion can allow policing to be flexible or sensitive but may also lead to discrimination and injustice. Reiner suggest 3 ways to explaining police discretion: Individualist explanations- the individual officers use discretion in particular ways. Cultural explanations- police have a distinctive culture –canteen culture- which means they are suspicious macho, white, homophobic Structural explanations- This is the Marxists view of the police, they believe that the police are an agent working for the bourgeoisie.
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