A ten page paper which looks at the history and development of the police force in the UK, which particular reference to the changes in structure, operation, methodology and relationship with the community which have taken place in the period between the 1950s and the present day.
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Use This Report Correctly, Please Visit The role of the police in society, and the way in which police officers interact with the
community, has undergone many changes over the years. The way in which the police are perceived by the public depends on various factors, such as the urbanisation level of the
local area, the size and ethnic diversity of the population, the amount of resources available to the local police force, and the historical background to the communitys relationship with the
police. In recent years, the techniques of policing have tended to emphasise alleviation rather than prevention, in that the focus is on apprehending criminals rather
than addressing the underlying socio-economic factors which lead to rising crime rates. This can be seen to be unsatisfactory on several levels.
For example, police departments frequently suffer from under-funding, and there are simply never enough officers available to cope with the level of crime, particularly in cities; the
force is therefore perceived as inadequate or incompetent, which leads to a lack of confidence on the part of the public and a reinforcement of superiority in the attitudes of
the criminal groups. In addition, the mutually antagonistic attitude which divides the police from the sub-cultural groups from which most criminal activities originate is
counter-productive; those on the fringes of the criminal fraternities are discouraged from any visible association with the police and there is therefore no middle ground in which a basis for
communication can be established. Even the dress and demeanour of the police sets them apart from the ordinary citizen; the uniform, the overt carrying