عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim: Exercising authority along with compassion in interaction with society is an issue that has been constantly recommended to police activists by the Supreme Leader and religious authorities. However, due to the lack of clarity of the concept of compassion, there were no specific strategies to institutionalize it. The main purpose of this study is to explain the methods of exercising compassion in such a way that while maintaining the authority of the police, the fruits of this principle can be used to strengthen the relationship between the police and community.
Method: In the present qualitative research, data were collected using semi-structured interviews with 20 deputies and commanders of Qom police force and police chiefs and were coded and categorized through content analysis method. The final strategies were identified and presented through strategic analysis.
Findings: Based on the findings, compassion in interaction with different social groups requires different methods and, depending on the groups interacting with the police, can include issues such as avoiding of behavioral and verbal violence, smart discounts appropriate to the case, providing advice and the principle of non-discrimination.
Conclusion: Intelligence in choosing the appropriate method of police in interaction with different social groups can be effective in increasing the social capital of the police and public participation in crime prevention.