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serious crimes, punishable by up to life in prison, or in some cases, death. Conviction may entail loss of citizenship rights like right to vote or possess a firearm
less serious crime, typically punishable by a fine or no more than a year in jail. Conviction does not result in a loss of citizenship rights
police role associated with aggressively pursuing major criminal offenders
law enforcer role
police associated role of being the enforcer of all laws, not just criminal offenders.
police role associated with police maintaining a presence in the community in the interest of preserving order and deterring crime
Provider of Social services role
police role as a provider of social services
refers to de-emphasis on legalistic policing and arrest and more emphasis on building rapport with community members, crime prevention, and victim assistance, with greater deference to the will of the community itself.
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