In many parts of the globalised world, there has been an escalation in conflicts with multi levels of chaos and anarchy leading to huge loss of lives, economic slowdown and most sadly, a sense of fear and uncertainty in the community. Within the third world, ethnic clashes and communal violence are being classed as equal to the threats of terrorism. Efforts of the law enforcing agencies are constantly challenged to resolve community oriented conflicts on their own. Emerging models of conflict resolution to ensure normative order and community resilience require the communities to be their partners. There is an increasing need for the police as the law enforcing agency to transform into a community-oriented agency since the ground of enforcement is community. The dismal police–population ratio in India (106 police personnel per 0.1 million population) has not only over-burdened the critical forces but has been influencing their performance immensely.
International Conference on Community Empowerment,
Coping, Resilience and Hope
14-16 December 2014, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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