Policing | Section 1


Fundamentals of Policing

Adam J. McKee, Ph.D.


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Section 1:  The Development of Modern Policing

To understand where policing is today, it is important to understand at least a little of where it came from. The modern police in the United States can trace their history back to England, as can the American legal system. In fact, the common law legal system and the structure of justice administration in the United States today owe much to the historical association between the United States and the United Kingdom. In an era of rapid social and political change, law enforcement must be prepared to change. One of the best ways to determine the best direction to go in the future is to look at the past.

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