Policing in divided societies. (2013)

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dc.contributor.author Yafawi, Amr Khaled
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-20T09:17:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-20T09:17:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12-20
dc.date.submitted 2013-09-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1642
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-85). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis compares models of policing in divided societies as applied in Lebanon and Northern Ireland and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each. This is particularly significant due to the fact that both Lebanon and Northern Ireland have been challenged in their law enforcement abilities while confronted by a fragmented sectarian politics. Communal perception of law enforcement practices are typically shaped by strong sectarian biases that often undermine the effective application of the law. The thesis explores the reasons why the police force in Lebanon has not been able to gain public confidence. Comparative public opinion data from both countries are collected and analyzed. Results suggest that enhancing public confidence in Lebanese police force and strengthening positive public perception in the country‟s law enforcement agencies require strong communal interventions .Lessons drawn from the Northern Irish experience and analysis of Lebanese public opinion data suggest that in a post-conflict situation Community Oriented Policing (COP)needs to be combined with Problem Oriented Policing (POP) as a transitional approach that can strengthen community-police relations. This conclusion has been further confirmed by a series of interviews completed with chief police officers in both countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Police-community relations -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Police-community relations -- Northern Ireland en_US
dc.subject Community policing en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title Policing in divided societies. (2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A comparative study between Northern Irish and Lebanese police experiences en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199005090 en_US
dc.author.commembers Sami Baroudi
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 131 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.keywords Community Policing en_US
dc.keywords Military Policing en_US
dc.keywords Public Perception en_US
dc.keywords Legitimacy en_US
dc.keywords Sectarianism en_US
dc.keywords Mass Politics and Media en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.28 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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