History of the Police

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  • Created on: 11-05-16 11:36

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


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