This project seeks to investigate how the increased rationalization of the police, introduced by the reform of 2007 has influenced the relationship between the police and the people. To answer the problem formulation, two interviews have been made of respectively the head of the policemen union, Claus Oxfeldt and lawyer Rasmus Paludan. A quantitative research about the peoples trust in the police by Balvig is examined and analysed. Furthermore theories of respectively Trust by Niklas Luhmann and rationalization and legitimacy by Max Weber are used in order to theorize the empiricism. On behalf of these research papers and theories, this project concludes that the police is dependent on trust from the people and that suspicion and distrust can lead to a police that is disinterested and cannot function in their jobs. Also it is concluded that trust and distrust can appear unthinkingly and can foster further distrust. The implementation of the reform has affected the relationship in a number of ways including the police now being less in touch with the people on a day-to-day basis, and being more stressed due to the consequences of the rationalization of the reform. This adds up to an altered relation between the people and the police which holds some form of polarization
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