Are police officers more sensitive and compassionate than male police officers?

Three things are most important in a person’s life. The first is to be kind and have compassion. The second thing is to be kind and have compassion and the third thing is to be kind and have compassion.

—Henry James

“A third of Delhi’s population lives in illegal slums and works for the elite (rich) people here. Elite, who have the highest per capita income in the country. Overseeing such a city is a complicated task, that too with an undermanned force. After all, we cannot control the lifestyle of the rich and the aspirations of the downtrodden. In this dilemma, these crimes and criminals are sometimes seen, which is out of the our understanding

Voiced by Shefali Shah, these lines run in the background and the country’s capital, Delhi, is visible on the screen. A city shining with glory, wealth, power and full of scarcity, poverty and crime. This is the second season of the recently released series ‘Delhi Crime’ on Netflix. The previous story was of Nirbhaya. This time it’s rich old people living alone, who are being murdered in the city. On the lines of the Chadha-Banyan gang last seen in the 90s, who used to kill the elderly in a special way with great cruelty.

This true based series is based on a chapter ‘Moon Gauge’ from the book ‘Khaki Files’ by former Delhi Police officer Neeraj Kumar. The story begins with the murder of an elderly couple. Retired AIMS doctors Rakesh and Romila Arora living in South Delhi and their elderly friend Mr. And Mrs. Menon has been brutally murdered with a hammer. Before the police obtain concrete evidence, another elderly couple is murdered in the same line.

The police team trying to catch the criminal is in the hands of a policewoman. South District DCP Vartika Chaturvedi and his team.

Another movie released on Netflix along with ‘Delhi Crime’, Rajkummar Rao’s ‘HIT’ (HIT). The subject, the story of both are different, but they both have one thing in common. In the center of both is a police officer. DCP Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah) in Delhi Crime and Inspector Vikram Jaisingh (Rajkumar Rao) in Hit. Both try to reduce crime in society, catch criminals and make the world a little better in the same situation, in the same world and society, almost at the same time. Both have noble intentions,

But is there still a difference between the two?

Does history change if power is in the hands of a woman? Changes in behavior, thinking and attitude; the way it works is changed; The way of seeing changes. What happens when the strings of power, power, power are in the hands of a woman? Are women more sensitive, more compassionate than men?

When DCP Chaturvedi has to break this news to the daughter of the murdered elderly couple, he sees his youngest son for the first time. After taking the child to a safe place, it is not easy even for the DCP himself to directly say that your parents were brutally killed with a hammer. The way she delivers this news it seems very painful for her to believe it and say it herself. Letting her daughter accompany her to the ambulance, she only says: “If possible, don’t look at your parents’ faces. It’s not the last memory you’ll want to carry with you forever.”

When CCTV footage is leaked to the media despite strict instructions, she does not absolve anyone of the possibility of error when she calls for an investigation. Not even myself. She says to get everyone’s phone call details, mine too. He knows that by ordering the investigation of people on his own team, he is also giving the message that everyone is under suspicion. So before the team knows it, he sends everyone a voice memo saying, “This leaked CCTV footage is a very serious matter. I think someone is insider. I’m not saying any of you did this. I trust in all of you, but even if you mistakenly, unintentionally shared this thing with someone and it leaked from there, you need to get to the bottom of it.

In the behavior, attitude and working style of the police that we have come to know in the movies and in life, respect for the privacy and self-esteem of others is rarely seen in the person sitting in the seat of power. But the DCP sitting on the highest chair of power is not intoxicated with that power.

Social inequality, the gap between rich and poor, which the series points out from its first scene, runs through the entire story. But the difference lies in how a woman and a police officer see this gap, this injustice. While everyone who hails from a particular tribe per SHO Chadha is a born criminal, the DCP immediately interrupts him and says, “No one is a born criminal.”

they are kinder and more compassionate women than men

The Needle of Initial Suspicion Going into the DNT (Denotified) community where most people form and behave with their prejudices, DCP Chaturvedi refrains from any such generalizations. Although there is a lot of pressure on him. From the minister to the commissioner, everyone wants to immediately show that they are doing their job diligently by putting someone behind bars. There is also pressure on the DCP to prove Azad and Jugnu Pardi as criminals and take away the achievement medal immediately, while all the evidence says that both of them did not commit this murder.

The DCP involved in this duel must choose a side. In the end, he supports Sahi and tells a packed press conference, “Delhi Police has enough evidence that these two people are neither from the Kutchha Banyan gang nor have they committed these crimes.” Based on this statement from the DCP, the Commissioner of the Police Department is in a daze, but she stands for truth and justice. When confronted with the commissioner herself, she says:

– “I’m sorry, but I had to choose a side.

– “And you chose the side of the criminal.”

– “No, I chose the right side.”

DCP Chaturvedi knows that this disobedience of his high command is not forgiven in the police department. She is ready for punishment, but before that, she somehow wants to get to the bottom of the truth, she wants to catch the real criminals.

As crooked and complicated as the work of the police department is, it is not easy to show kindness, to be humane at all times and everywhere. Not that there isn’t a shortage of female police officers. Also the abuser, the bladder, becomes merciless, but not like a man.

The behavior of women DCPs towards team members is more humane than any man. He treats them not as functioning machines, but as human beings, who have personal lives, happiness, sadness, challenges and problems.

In the most difficult situations, even with the greatest criminal, there is always some humanity left in him. That remaining eye, which does not hate, is not cruel. See man with all his complexities.

In the first season of Delhi Crime, the character of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi was based on the real-life cop IPS Chhaya Sharma, who along with his team of 40 nabbed the five criminals in 6 days. Chhaya Sharma had said in an interview, “It was not just a crime. Personally, I was deeply shocked by that incident. Catching the criminals was like a personal mission for me.”

There is a series on Netflix ‘Incredible’, which is based on true events. In this series too, two female cops go to any lengths to catch a serial rapist. The cases that were abandoned by the male cops after filling their accounts, day and night, one by one, two women get to the bottom and get the truth out.

This does not mean that women are more hardworking, more capable, more sincere. The meaning of saying is that she is able to feel the pain, the pain a little more. A little more connected, a little more human. For them it is not just a job. Someone was raped, someone was brutally murdered and someone committed this crime, she is able to see each side more sensitively.

Once in 2013, the Dalai Lama gave a press conference in Australia. He said: “Right now the world needs leaders who are kind and compassionate. Those who have a little love in their hearts. From this point of view, women have more compassion. They are more sensitive to other humans than to men

they are kinder and more compassionate women than men

Police officers from the Netflix series ‘Incredible’

There was also a great deal of controversy over this issue of the Dalai Lama. Yale University professor Emma Cepla wrote an article: “Are Women More Compassionate Than Men?” (Are women more compassionate than men?) Emma Cepla in this article, citing all the scientific research, says that there is no extra hormone or design in the woman’s body, which makes her more sensitive. Yes, women have more protective hormones because of the added advice of adopting and giving birth to a new life. But they are found in all female mammals.

Emma Sepla does not reject this statement by the Dalai Lama. Believing this to be true, he tries to get to the bottom of it and, citing many social and scientific studies, says that women being more compassionate and generous than men is actually more of a social construct than a biological construct.

Like, in Delhi Crime, it is a social construct to consider all people of a particular tribe as criminals and treat them equally. Like calling all Muslims terrorists is a social construct. For example, considering women as blasphemy and a kulata is a social construction.

In this society of scale of social construction and inequality and power, because women themselves are at the bottom, because they themselves have been paying the price for this prejudice, they are a little more sensitive. Because the difficult and weak circumstances of his life have made him so.

Simone de Bouvuer writes in her cult book ‘The Second Sex’: “Qualities such as love, compassion, kindness and generosity have been acquired by women in the process of constructing their social gender. But even after breaking this gender construct, these qualities should remain in them. Men should try to acquire these qualities.”

This masochistic society and the men in this society cannot be absolved by placing all the blame on nature. They must try to be what most women and very few men are now: more compassionate, more humane, more sensitive.