These questions not only made the officers realise that it was much easier to extort a confession than to answer straight questions, but also the fact that even small children had such a bad impression of the police and harboured many prejudices against them.
The social scientists even today get cold reception in the police department for they are suspected of having a major interest in exposing the police to further public condemnation.
Whether or not the police acknowledge police corruption, harassment, and violence, the public now wants some plain answers to some plain questions. In states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, non-registration and minimisation of crime is practised on such a large scale that the statistics have little relevance to the actual state of crime.
For these reasons, it is now considered essential by social scientists to understand the variables that influence the differential handling of cases by the police.
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Lastly, the police respond to the public outcry to reduce crime by not registering a large number of reported cases, or by registering crime under less heinous sections. In recent years, however, the police organisation is paid more attention.
The fact is that the police are reactive rather than proactive.
Such a response is, in fact, counter-productive because not enough gets known to the police about the actual state of crime to enable it to take counter measures for checking crime. Some police officers too like N. Our analysis of the police in this chapter is not concerned with police administration or with police structures or police organisation; rather it deals with the police as they actually operate.
Sharma have attempted to study police functioning and written books and articles on the police system. This is because of the new role expected of the police, their increasing work-load, and the increasing corruption in the police system.
It is said that the police reacts after crime is committed but plays no part in the causes of criminality. In a meeting on January 17, of senior police officers with school children in Ludhiana Punjab under the programme of "catch them young" to refurbish police image and create a close understanding with the public, the police officers were at a loss to answer quite a few embarrassing questions and explain their conduct in dealing with the day-to-day problems of the society.
No wonder, with this presupposition, traditional criminologists did not pay much attention to the analysis of the role of law enforcement agencies. Even a senior police officer like Ved Marwah has said: How do some criminals fall into the hands of the police while a large number remain undetected?
Why do the police close their eyes to the crimes of sons and daughters of VIPs? Further, the police arrest only those offenders who are poor and powerless. Why do the cops not pay for the fruit and vegetables they buy, or for the rickshaw and the state transport buses they board?
Most offences are not reported to the police at all either because they involve no victim or because the victims are afraid of harassment by the police.
Among the questions asked were: Why do they break the bones of suspects during investigations? Mathur, Rustom, Shankar Sarolia, etc.
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