Soft Policing Adoption in Abu Dhabi Police: A Qualitative Approach

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Alhanaee, M. 2018. Soft Policing Adoption in Abu Dhabi Police: A Qualitative Approach. ICISSS-ICTBEL Cambridge Conference Series July 2018: 9th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies and 8th International Conference on Trade, Buisness, Economics and Law. Cambridge, United Kingdom 23 - 25 Jul 2018 FLE Learning.
AuthorsAlhanaee, M.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The concept of soft policing is researched worldwide, though mainly in Western countries. The concept remains completely novice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Soft policing involves the participation and communication of the public with the police. Using a qualitative approach, data in this study were collected through 20 interviews, including senior and junior ranking police officers in Abu Dhabi, based on 18 questions. The collected data were analysed using Thematic Analysis as a framework to identify, analyse and report common patterns. Data analysis in this study aims to identify themes emerging from the similarities and differences of opinions between senior and junior police officers. The main issues discussed throughout the interviews are the following: Understanding of soft power, Relationship between soft power and legitimacy, Relationship between soft power, crime prevention and crime reduction, Soft policing initiatives, Soft policing challenges, Soft policing outcomes, Community awareness, and Future of sot policing. The contribution of this research comes from the fact that there are no similar studies not only in the UAE but also across the GCC region.

KeywordsPolicing; Soft policing; Qualitative; GCC region
Year2018
ConferenceICISSS-ICTBEL Cambridge Conference Series July 2018: 9th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies and 8th International Conference on Trade, Buisness, Economics and Law
PublisherFLE Learning
Publication dates
Online24 Aug 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Nov 2023
Journal citationpp. 57-64
Book titleConference Proceedings of the Cambridge Conference Series: July 2018
Book editorChhina, R. K.
ISBN9781911185628
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttp://flepublications.com/proceedings/8th-international-conference-on-trade-business-economics-and-law/
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