historical aspect of policing

Assignment Content

  1. Because of personal experiences and stories in the media, there are many different opinions on the police. To work in the field of policing in today’s environment, it is important to understand the past and those who have had an impact.
    Write a 1,050-word paper in which you include the following:

    • Who is Robert Peel and what is his significance related to policing?
    • Describe an event that occurred in the Political Era of Policing. How do you feel it has impacted policing today?
    • Explain what changed in policing during the Professional Era.
    • Explain the police crises of the 1960s.
    • Describe at least two developments in policing since 1970.

    Include at least two references other than the textbook.

    Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Additional Reading

Read the Writing Skills: Hiring and Training Police Officers article to understand the importance of writing in the field of policing.