Public Perception of Policing during Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown: A Modality Analysis


Police as a phenomenon with public service essence state responsibility is deemed to be crucial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the public perceptions and experienced-based feelings and reactions to police during the Pandemic time. The study chose the public comments posted online as reactions to and opinions of a particular police incident that went viral in the netizens’ world. Using Halliday’s systemic functional grammatical tool i.e., modality, the study analyzed the data. The findings and some recommendations are discussed.

Keywords: : Modality, COVID-19, Facebook comments, India, Police

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 81-106 (Download PDF)

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