Chapter 1 Summary
More than 30 years ago, Jerome Skolnick posed the fundamental question, For what
social purpose do police exist? This book will attempt to answer some of the issues
raised by that fundamental question.
The chapter begins with a definitio
Chapter 2 Summary
The history of the police can help us understand policing today. American policing has gone
through many changes over time. This chapter traces some of those changes.
The chapter begins with the English heritage of policing. In England t
Chapter 3 Summary
In the United States police services are provided by four different levels of government: city,
county, state, and federal. Agencies at each level have very different roles and responsibilities.
England has only 43 police departments. Th