Lecture 11-Policing

Lecture 11-Policing - Topical Area #2: Policing 1 Roles and...

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1 Policing Topical Area #2:
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2 Roles and Functions Of Policing
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3 Policing has “evolved” throughout the world… But our focus is on England It was the British model that much of early American policing was based History
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4 Law enforcement in early Britain was not well organized until about 1200 AD England
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5 Whe n a  pe rs o n c o m m itte d a n o ffe ns e  a nd  c o uld b e  ide ntifie d…a  po s s e  wa s  us ua lly  o rg a nize d. All a b le -b o die d m e n who  he a rd the  “hue  a nd  c ry” o f the  vic tim  we re  o b lig a te d to  jo in the   po s s e  in a n e ffo rt to  a ppre he nd the   o ffe nde r. England
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6 England The posse was led by the shire reeve (the leader of the county)…the sheriff in today’s lingo
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7 Night Watch and Day Ward In English municipalities, watchmen (or bailiffs) were assigned the task of maintaining “Night Watch”…to detect fires and thieves. They, then, cried out to the sleeping population for assistance.
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8 Night Watch and Day Ward Larger cities were in need of “Day Ward” systems
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2008 for the course CJC 101 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '07 term at Ball State.

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