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March 31, 2009


Kam C. Wong

Theory of State Police as Social Resources: A Statement
Kam C. Wong, J.D., Ph.D.
Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio
[email protected]

Proposition#1: People confront problems routinely and some of them are called crime.
Proposition#2: Criminal acts cause multiple problems for the victim and others.
Proposition#3: People call the police because they do not have the necessary resources to deal with their problems, crime and non-crime.
Proposition#4: Police power is a kind of emergency (social) resources made available to the people to solve their problems.
Proposition#5: The more resources at the disposal of the people the less problem the people will be confronted with.
Proposition#6: The more resources at the disposal of the people the less they have to call on the police when problem (crime) happened.
Proposition#7: The more (appropriate) resources at the disposal of the police the more effective they are in solving people’s problem.
Proposition#8: The person closest to a problem is in the best position to deal with the problem.

“Police” is defined as: “Police is a depository and coordinator of social resources. Police is also an all purpose emergency problem solver who is authorized to use coercive resources to solve problem in a domestic situation and during peaceful time.”

“Problem” is defined as: “An unrealized expectation of wants or needs due to resource deprivation.”

“Resource” is defined as “Things of all kinds, including to power, time, materials, skills, culture, ideas, knowledge, which can be used to satisfy ones expectations of want and needs.”

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