[Re-posting with authorisation] Article from "The Effective Resolution of Conflicts in times of crisis" (Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2021, International Journal of Mediation and Arbitration of India)
- Professor Virginia Pardo Iranzo, Professor of Procedural Law, University of Valencia
- Antonio Berlanga Sanchez, Police Officer, Valencia Local Police (Spain)
".............What we have just pointed out has been verified by the police: the results of the investigation carried out by the Police Studies and Prospective Department, analysing the conflicts of coexistence during confinement show a variation of +82.62% in the number of neighbourhood conflicts, from 673 to 1,229 coexistence conflicts since the beginning of the State of Alarm in Spain.
The current institutional services, including the police services, does not always give the answer the citizens require. On the one hand, the system is saturated, the service demand has increased and, on the other, the citizens level of demand regarding the provision of it. But it is also that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, there are a type of demands that, despite the existing mechanisms, do not have an adequate scope to be managed and resolved.
Based on the above, we must move without fear towards a paradigm shift and a true “police Metamorphosis”, that is, towards a transformation of the police structure and function. Approaching a mixed system between.".............
For the Full article, please refer to The Effective Resolution of Conflicts in times of crisis (Vol 13, Issue 1,Jan-Feb 2021, International Journal of Mediation and Arbitration of India)