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A Study on Police Activities as Conflict Mediator – In terms of restoration, self-governing police, close distance relationships -

  • Legal Theory & Practice Review
  • Abbr : LTPR
  • 2023, 11(3), pp.67-91
  • Publisher : The Korea Society for Legal Theory and Practice Inc.
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law
  • Received : August 10, 2023
  • Accepted : August 25, 2023
  • Published : August 31, 2023

Park, woong-kwang 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

In response to the growing demand for preemptive and active police intervention to protect victims from criminal acts against their families and lovers, discussions on legal and institutional improvement measures to ensure the safety of victims are active. Blocking activities before leading to serious crimes is very important not only from the perspective of preventive police but also from the perspective of protecting victims. In line with these discussions, the National Police Agency has been implementing a program called "Recovery Dialogue" nationwide since 2023, which aims to approach minor crimes under the paradigm of "Recovery Police" rather than traditional police action. At a time when restorative police activities are being implemented as national police in earnest, it is necessary to explore the meaning of the paradigm shift as a conflict mediator. In particular, it can be seen that the role of local police in restoring the (local) community has become important, which is not irrelevant to the autonomous police system. This is because if the local police implement an initial response to a series of related crimes from the perspective of recovery, it will also actively participate in the recent paradigm shift of police activities. In this regard, it is assumed that the concept of "affinity" related to "relationship" is introduced as the main area of restorative justice or restorative police, and this concept of intimacy is related in terms of restoring relationships or resolving asymmetry, but it is necessary to review it under a new paradigm of conflict mediation. This is because not all situations can be included in the category of intimacy.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.