How far do these representations differ?

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How far do the two representations differ?
Representation one and representation two differ but also agree with each other too. Representation one is a historical, factual, formal commentary produced by Clive Emsley, whereas representation two is a satirical critique published in Punch Magazine. Furthermore, representation one’s purpose is to inform the readers briefly of the job’s strengths and weaknesses in terms of how effective the police were in the late 20th century. On the other hand, representation two’s purpose is to poke fun yet highlight the weaknesses with a hint of the advantages of effectiveness of police. Finally, representation one is most likely to be read by people of a higher status however representation two is likely to be read by the middle class. Representation ones first paragraph agrees with representation two by the line ‘instructions given by their superiors’. This links to representation two through the line ‘you’ve got to thank Sir Richard Mayne’. These both link because they both state that police officers in the force are given orders from above and this makes it transparent to see that there is some sort of ranking system in the police forces. However, both representations differ slightly because representation one states ‘over time other police tasks evolved’ whereas representation two talks about minor police tasks therefore deteriorating the importance of police. The second paragraph in representation one is about street offenses and the police’s problem of detection. This is similar to representation two because the whole poem is about minor crimes and crimes on the streets. This is shown in representation two where ‘the streets are quite unsafe’. This relates to representation one because it talks about crimes committed on streets and how the streets have now become unsafe due to this. Representation one states that this type of crime is increasing thus making it harder to prevent. Representation ones first paragraph agrees with representation two by the line ‘instructions given by their superiors’. This links to representation two through the line ‘you’ve got to thank Sir Richard Mayne’. These both link because they both state that police officers in the force are given orders from above and this makes it transparent to see that there is some sort of ranking system in the police forces. However, both representations differ slightly because representation one states ‘over time other police tasks evolved’ whereas representation two talks about minor police tasks therefore deteriorating the importance of police. The second paragraph in representation one is about street offenses and the police’s problem of detection. This is similar to representation two because the whole poem is about minor crimes and crimes on the streets. This is shown in representation two where ‘the streets are quite unsafe’. This relates to representation one because it talks about crimes committed on streets and how the streets have now become unsafe due to this. Representation one states that this type of crime is increasing thus making it harder to prevent. Representation ones first paragraph agrees with representation two by the line ‘instructions given by their superiors’. This links to representation two through the line ‘you’ve got to thank Sir Richard Mayne’. These both link because they both state that police officers in the force are given orders from above and this makes it transparent to see that there is some sort of ranking system in the police forces. However, both representations differ slightly because representation one states ‘over time other police tasks evolved’ whereas representation two talks about minor police tasks therefore deteriorating the importance of police. The second paragraph in representation one is about street offenses and the police’s problem of detection. This is similar to representation two because the whole poem is about minor crimes and crimes on the streets. This is...
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