Modern Day Policing Analytical Essay by JCowie024

Modern Day Policing
This paper discusses modern day policing, which are based on Sir Robert Peel's nine basic principles.
# 114997 | 1,135 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 02, 2009 in Sociology (Theory) , Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Public and Crime) , Political Science (General)

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In this article, the writer notes that Sir Robert Peel is credited for laying the groundwork for modern day policing with the creation of nine basic principles in the early 1800s of London. The writer points out that Peel created the first structured police department in London with the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 in Parliament. London was considered successful in cutting crime and by 1857, the remaining cities within the United Kingdom were obligated to form their own police forces. The writer discusses that, although society has changed a great deal since the days of Sir Robert Peel, what has not changed is the nine principles used which were developed by Peel in the 1800s and which are considered the basis for modern law enforcement worldwide today. The writer concludes that other principles involving the development of trust between the police and community are the main foundations of the nine principles.

Sir Robert Peel
Peel's Nine Principles
Society's Diverse Policing Needs
Should Peel's Principles Be Modified?

From the Paper:

"The community policing concept not only coincides with the first principle but it also agrees with the third and seventh principles. The third principle states that the police must secure the cooperation and respect of the public and basically get them to respect the law. The seventh principle discusses how the police are the public and the public are the police. The seventh principle also mentions that ultimately the police must maintain the public interests at heart. The main concept of community policing is to have police officers be familiar with the communities that they service. A progressive initiative takes this concept to the next level in the City of Chicago known as the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy or CAPS."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Walker-Katz. (2004). The Police in America: An Introduction. Fifth Edition. The McGraw Hill Companies. p. 26. Retrieved on January 31, 2009.
  • Sir Robert Peel, The Founder of Modern Policing. (unknown). Retrieved from on February 1, 2009.

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