History, Ethics, and Integrity of the Police
We are living in tumultuous times these days, especially for those in the law enforcement profession. The English influence of Sir Robert Peele is the prominent history of policing in America. However, given the recent event, others have asserted that American policing developed roots in “slave patrols.”
Based on the readings and other sources you locate, avoiding any political rhetoric, compare and contrast the history of policing. Which was most influential in the development of policing today – the English influence or the Southern influence? Why? Where do you see this influence as part of policing in the US? Please discuss.