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POLICE: HISTORY Throughout the history of civilization, societies have sought protection for their members and possessions. In early civilizations, members of one's family provided this protection. Richard Lundman has suggested that the development of formal policing resulted from a process of three developmental stages. The first stage involves informal policing, where all members of a society share equally in the responsibility for providing protection and keeping order. The second stage, transitional...

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Police Agencies There are many different types of policing in the United States, most agencies operates through the government and the state itself these agencies consist of state and local agencies such as local PD, sheriff’s departments, highway patrol, and state troopers. The main purposes of these agencies are too investigate of suspected criminal activity, referral of the results of investigations to the courts, and the temporary detention of "suspected" criminals pending judicial action. Law...

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Police Legitimacy

The relationship between the police and community has seemed to deteriorate over the last few years. Some experts believe this from not communicating effectively with local communities. It can also stem from fairness shown in how the police department polices. In addition, media representation and social media also play a role in how the public perceives the police and the job they are doing. These factors can influence and change how the public perceives the police and the job they are doing....

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History of Police

History of Police History of Police The role of police officers is very significant to American history. Police work toward protecting citizens’ rights and helping America become the land of the free. The United States of America is built from the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights and police play a major role in making sure American rights are met. Evolution has changed many of American history for the better; policing is part of those changes. As new issues in society arise, police must change...

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Police Discretion

Running head: POLICE DISCRETION Police Discretion CJA/342 University Of Phoenix Police Discretion Police discretion is an important tool in police work due to the law sometimes being too vague or ambiguous. Police officers are trained on different scenarios that one may come across while they are at the academy. The problem tends to arise when a police officer comes across a situation that they were not trained for, and since the academy cannot cover every possible scenario that...

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Police History

Police History Chris Mayo CJA 214 January 29, 2013 James Taylor Police History Synopsis The concept of policing, based on English policing systems, brought to America by the earliest English colonists. Over time, the law enforcement system had changes, as a result titles, credentials, and responsibilities had major differences within the legal system. Looking into police history, it will determine how the law enforcement comes into place. Identifying and describing the impact of Sir Robert...

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Police Powers

Legal Studies | Outline some of the power police have to conduct an investigation. How does the current system balance the need for justice with the rights of citizens? The law defines what a crime is and whether a particular act constitutes an offence. The responsibility for enforcing criminal laws and ensuring they are adhered to lies with the police. The police are a part of an executive arm of government and so are separate from the legislature who makes the laws and the courts that make...

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Police Discretion

Police Discretion Should all police officers of America be advised to enforce the law equally in all situations? Before a justifiable response, let’s create a scenario; a full grown man in his early twenties is walking in a residential neighborhood, carrying a baseball bat and smashing car windows. Authorities have been called and the man is obstructing both officers that arrived in a squad car- the man is swinging the bat in the direction of the officers and is creating a threat to their lives...

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Police Patrol

Week 3 Essay Patrol the backbone of the police Patrol is central to the function of the police because they are the ones who are seen most by the community and they are the center of the police activity. Patrol officers are also the most important decision makers because they are the ones who handle the calls and the ones who make the decision on what to do with the current situation at hand. Police patrolling is also important because it is needed to move forward in a career due to the fact that...

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Police Organization

Police Organization The function of policing is to provide overall public safety. The goal is to deter and prevent crime by immobilizing police units. There are various types of police agencies at the local, state, and federal level. The United States has one of the most complex law enforcement systems because of the various levels of their policing agencies. Within the United States, each state, city, county, town, and incorporated village has its own policing agency. Although there are various...

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