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dc.contributor.authorSouryal, Sam S.
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-28T14:48:20Z
dc.date.available2021-05-28T14:48:20Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.citationSouryal, S. S. (2011) The Potential of Turning Community-Oriented Policing into Agents of Civility and Democracy. Al-Fikr Al-Shurti, 20(77), 276-281.en_US
dc.identifier.issn22187073
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11875/3131
dc.descriptionAuthor's version of an article published in Al-Fikr Al-Shurti in 2011 Vol 20 Issue 77, pp. 276-281en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article suggests changing the mission of Community-Oriented policing officers by making them agents of civility and re-enforcers of democracy by teaching them Liberal Arts including (i.e. reasoning, logic, discretion, and justification. As a better-educated group, they are then serve group organizers, role models, teachers, peacemakers as well as peacekeepers. More significantly, they should uphold Constitutional and democratic values by acting with justice, honesty, equality, fairness, and compassion-- all without bias associated with race, national origin, color, or ethnicity. As a result, they would be better able to practice communication, mentoring, and problem solving. At this time, CP0s should be actively engaged in civic engagement, caring for people's welfare, keeping streets open and clean, reporting sewage leaks, removing graffiti, organizing the use of cabs, observing the rule of "first come-first serve," solving small and mundane disputes, and more importantly, treating citizens as ends rather than means. In turn, they can accelerate the growth of civility and the ascendency of democracy--all while lowering crime rates. Such a drop in crime rates would more likely be a direct result of encouraging legitimate and open avenues to government offices, enjoying equal justice by criminal justice agents, and treating each individual with "true" dignity and respect. As such, CP0s can positively reshape community culture in such a manner not different from those in highly developed nations (i.e., Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, New Zealand, and, among Asian countries, Singapore and Hong Kong). By espousing this new mission, CPOs can encourage a culture of civility within communities (i.e. on the streets, at homes, at schools as well as on trains, buses, and cabs. The outcome of such endeavors would most likely create a closer bond between police, civility, and democracy. Such a collaborative relationship has always led to stability of government, happiness of citizens, and the fulfillment of social good.en_US
dc.publisherAl-Fikr Al-Shurtien_US
dc.subjectcommunity-oriented policingen_US
dc.subjecthard policingen_US
dc.subjectsoft policingen_US
dc.subjectPCSOen_US
dc.subjectPolisen_US
dc.subjectCivilityen_US
dc.subjectdemocracyen_US
dc.titlePotential of Turning Community-Oriented Policing into a Force of Civility and Democracyen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Potential of Turing Community-Oriented Policing into Agents of Civility and Democracyen_US
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