Adopting the London model

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Adopting the London model Americans selectively incorporated parts of the London model. They adopted the approach of crime  prevention through patrol and organized police agencies along military lines. But the London  Metropolitan Police were too elitist for Americans. Whereas the British made their new police an  agency of the national government, Americans opted for a more democratic police. Americans were  given a much more direct voice in police administration than the British. Power and authority were  highly centralized in the London police, and the police department was insulated from political  influence. Unlike the London police, American police departments were decentralized with political  leaders in wards and neighborhoods exerting power over police recruitment, policies, and practices. The first American police department
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course CJ 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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