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Top 10 Duties of Law Enforcement
Transcript of Top 10 Duties of Law Enforcement
In the late 3d. cent. BC., Roman law could no longer limit itself to the inhabitants of the republic but was forced to take account of the surrounding non-Roman peoples. Thus, to the
, which governed relations among the Romans; they incorporated much of the highly developed commercial laws of the Greek city-states and other maritime powers.
Law enforcement in colonial America was considered a local responsibility. As in England the colonies established a system of night watch to guard cities against fire, crime, and disorder.
In ancient Egypt, the leaders called pharaohs, created the laws of the land and to enforce them. As will be discovered, the pharaohs had strict laws and at times some very harsh penalties to maintain control over the people.First, the Egyptians had severe penalties for breaking the law. The laws are based on a common sense of right and wrong. It depended on the crime which the criminal to understand what punishment they would receive
Beginning at about 900. A.D., the role of law enforcement was placed in the hands of the common, everyday citizens.
Developments in policing since the 1900's
Many reform leaders were police administrators who desired to make policing more professional. They sought to improve the administration and organization of their departments while at the same time isolating them from the corrupting influence of local politics. Strategies involved new managerial techniques, integrated sources of authority, and innovative tactics.
William the conqueror established a national government; shortly after they started to increase taxes and expenditures. The "sherrif" became tax collectors; thus the serif established the system of taxation.
By: Alyssa Garcia
Ancient Mesopotamia, like Egypt,was divided into provinces, each with its own governor who was responsible for enforcing the laws...In the sixth century B.C.E., Athenian ruler Peisistratus is believed to have created the first formal system for policing, where he created such early law enforcement careers as guards who protected the rulers and the highways.
Foreign slaves were often employed to police the cities of ancient Greece. Often, greeks relied on citizens to report crimes. After reporting a crime, if an arrest was made, an informant would receive half of the fine charged to the criminal. Criminals were tried before a jury of 200 or more picked at random; they were punished by fines, their right to vote taken away, exile, or death.
By 1829 the "New and Improved" Law enforcement system implemented first by England, had a stronger, more centralized, preventative police force designed to deter crime from happening.
21st century Law Enforcement
Now that the United States has reached the 21st Century technology has given the police force more advantages. The advances in video and computer technology in the past 20 years have made getting away with crime more difficult than its ever been. With police cruisers being outfitted with video cameras to record interactions with suspects and federal databases being collected to track criminals; who knows what else lies ahead for the police force.