How appropriate the “new” police model remains for contemporary society

It is important to emphasize that the beginning of industrial revolution triggered a lot of social re-organization, especially in Britain. This led to growth of cities and urban centers. With the new order, a capitalist society was created and as a consequence, criminal activities increased. To make it worse, the “old” police model was not able to meet the new challenges; this led to demands for the “new” model of police. The establishment of the new model was lauded as the most appropriate for the industrializing world. The model was established with bureaucracies and was more effective that the “old” model.

It enabled the ruling elites to penetrate the society with their powers and centralized social order. The relevance and appropriateness of the “new” police model is seen in the fact that it is sustainable by the government in place and acts for the benefits of the whole society. Its bureaucratic nature allows for representations of various interest groups in the society. Conclusion The “new” police model has been revolutionary given that it has served appropriately to deal with the social disorder stemming from the rapid growth of cities and urban centers triggered by the industrial revolution .

It assisted those in power to consolidate their rule and hence managed to centralize social order. It managed to completely change the way criminal justice was dealt with. However, its establishment was received with mixed reaction; the proponents of the “new” model argued that it replaced the “old” system that had repressive and severely unreasonable punitive actions. On the other hand, those opposed to it argued that it brought more problems than the “old” police model. All in all, as the “new” model came as a result of desirable police reforms that would deal with the social bi-products of the industrial revolution.

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