The Britannica Guide to Law Enforcement and Intelligence Gathering: To Serve and Protect: The History of Policing, 1st Edition

  • Lionel Pender
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  • ISBN-10: 1508103577
  • ISBN-13: 9781508103578
  • DDC: 363.209
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

The history of policing dates back to antiquity, when great civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome developed the first systems to enforce public order. In the time since, countries have developed modern, efficient, and professional police forces to help catch criminals and impose order in the streets. This guide covers the history and development of policing activity, complementing the story of law enforcement with discussions of the theorists and lawmakers who most influenced its evolution. The text also focuses on the two greatest crises faced by law enforcement today: the rise of terrorism and tensions with racial minorities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: From Ancient Times to the Early Modern Period.
2: Developments in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
3: Developments in Policing since 1900: The United States Example.
4: The 21st Century: Counterterrorism and Racial Tensions.
Conclusion.
Timeline.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: From Ancient Times to the Early Modern Period.
2: Developments in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
3: Developments in Policing since 1900: The United States Example.
4: The 21st Century: Counterterrorism and Racial Tensions.
Conclusion.
Timeline.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Index.