The History of Modern Law Enforcement The History of Modern Law Enforcement 1/29/2012 1/29/2012 Norman Cartwright Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement CJE2061 Section 70 Norman Cartwright Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement CJE2061 Section 70 American Law Enforcement is greatly derived from English Common Law, dating back to the eleventh century. Then, in England, there were large communities known as “shires” and the king would appoint a royal officer, called a “reeve” as the chief law enforcement officer for the shire. But as time passed the “shires” grew and areas began to industrialize it became evident that there was a need for a change in law enforcement. Modernization was exactly what law enforcement received with the assistance of Sir Robert Peel. Peel persuaded the English Parliament to create the first uniformed police force, The London Metropolitan Police, in 1829 (Walker/Katz, 2011: 25).
Police Influence on Society CJA 344 Police Influence on Society The influence police have on society come in many different ways. The ways police have influence on society can be either positive or negative. Law enforcement personnel in a whole are entrusted with the job of protecting and serving the community. Police are one of the three key components of justice in America. Law enforcements key purpose is to keep order and deter criminal activity in this country.
Police History University of Phoenix Dexter Alexander CJA/214 April 8, 2013 Yolonda Johnson Police History During the early life of the American colonies many, if not all of their ideas of policing were influenced by their home country England. During the 1630s the colonies started out with the watch and ward system. The watch and ward system put the responsibilities of policing on the citizens to watch and monitor the community; this was considered a civic duty of every citizen, and was done without pay or any training. Sir Robert Peel served as home sectary in England, an in 1829 Mr. Peel created the metropolitan police. Sir Robert Peel believed that crime prevention could be achieved without infringing on the lives of the public.
Police Department Organization Frank Gordillo CJA/214 January 5, 2012 Gilbert G. Otero Police Department Organization Law enforcement has evolved rapidly since the times that citizens could take the law into public hands by policing their own. Even through many changes over the years police organizations in America still use a military style of policing which was developed by Sir Robert Peel back in 1829. This military style of policing is not the only component that makes a policing agency, there are many components that form organized policing agencies and each component is important to making law enforcement successful. This paper will describe the various types of police agencies at the federal, state, and local level and how each is organized. Also this paper will identify the principle role and functions of police organizations, their roles as it applies to the law, and also identify the major organizational theories associated with policing.
The history of policing is for law enforcement. Police officers were in place as protectors of the citizens. Police officers are to enforce the laws of the government on the state and federal level. There were many crimes happening without any authority figures to enforce the laws. Robert Peel who is known as the “father” of modern policing fought to improve law enforcement in England in the 1900.
An integral component to the infrastructure of government is law enforcement. In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and recovery of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens’ rights are taken advantage of by the police.
The Impact of Sir Robert Peel on American Policing and its history CJA/214 December 19, 2011 The Impact of Sir Robert Peel on American Policing and its history Three names are generally associated with the development of the first modern police force in England, Henry Fielding, Patrick Colquhoun and Sir Robert Peel. Henry Fielding is credited with two major contributions to the field of policing. First Fielding advocated change and spread awareness about social and criminal problems through his writings. Second he organized a group of paid non uniformed citizens who were responsible for investigating crimes and prosecuting offenders. The group was called the Bow Street Runners, who were paid through public funds that emphasized crime prevention in addition to crime investigation and apprehension of criminals.
Police Community Support Officers are government’s response to societies fears about rising crime. Discuss is relation to the U.S research into foot patrol. Society has always had this fear about rising crime, and to help reduce this fear the government responded by providing Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). Within this assignment I am going to discuss how the government came about the idea, and also the benefits of having PCSOs about. I will also look into the U.S research into foot patrol.
I will also give a prediction of how juvenile justice prevention and intervention strategies will be handled over the next 2 decades. “The law has long defined a line between juvenile and adult offenders, but that line has been drawn at different places, for different reasons. Early in United States history, the law was heavily influenced by the common law of England, which governed the American colonies. One of the most important English lawyers of the time was William Blackstone. Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, first published in the late 1760s, were widely read and admired by our nation’s founders”(The history of, 2008).
Peel introduced the idea of officers patrolling “beats” to maintain a visible police presence in different communities. Peel borrowed organizing police operations from the military which included hierarchical organization, uniforms, rank designations, and an authoritarian system of command and discipline. These forms of policing still exist in American police administrations today. Peel also uses these nine principles: (1) The basic mission for whom the police exist