Week 2 Instructor Insight
The History of Policing may appear to be a simple topic, but it’s a lot more complex and involved than it first appears!
Within these links/download(s), you will find information and analysis that will help you form a better understanding of the history of policing in many aspects.
As you carefully review the information within these links/download(s), please focus your attention upon a few questions. What value does knowledge and understanding of history offer us? Might it help to prevent repeated mistakes? Might it help to save resources from being applied to already-disproven theories and practices?
Notice, again, that I provide you with official governmental resources. Please be sure to use Acceptable Resources both in your Discussions and in Writing Assignments. What are Acceptable Resources? Visit the Student Center for a full articulation and explanation!
Enjoy these great resources to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the history of policing!
Debating the Evolution of American Policing – DOJ (1988) (Download)
Debating the Evolution of American Policing. DOJ.OJP.1988.pdf
Understanding Community Policing – DOJ – BJA (Download)
Understanding Community Policing.DOJ.BJA.pdf