Difference between the "police" and "policing"?
- Police are not found in every society
- However forms of policing are essential for the preservation of social order- Whether state or private
Robert Peel began the police in 1892- The "New Police" AKA The MET
- They were formed to keep the Queens peace- not crime detection but prevention!
- Offical police detectives only appeared in 1842
- Offical department for them in 1877
New police were more visible and efficient- Importance of symbolism, representing authority and order
Introduced to regulate London which was needed due to the unstable life of its growing population- Required disipline and order
- The Watch- community police, collected taxes, etc
- Private thief…