Law Enforcement: History of Policing

Trace the history of policing from the Metropolitan Police Department in England to early American law enforcement.

Explain some of the reasons that led to the establishment of organized police departments.
Explain how early American departments were influenced by the British Metropolitan Police Department.
Explain how early American law enforcement differed from the Metropolitan Police Department.
Compare today’s police with the early forms of the police in England and the United States.
Policing serves two distinct functions: proactive and reactive.

Describe a community-based policing program of your state. Discuss in detail the program’s effectiveness in crime prevention.


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