Question description

In this discussion, you will be investigating the relationship, both positive and negative, that exist between law enforcement and politics. Historically, politicians and political forces have driven many of the events and developments of law enforcement structures and roles. The idea for this discussion is that through your investigation and response you gain a deeper understanding of the history of law enforcement.


  1. Read the Introduction and Chapter 1, “Policing in the United States” in the course text book.
  2. Read the journal article, From Police Administration to Police Science: The Development of a Police Academic Establishment in the United States..
  3. In a discussion posting, address the following questions. What is the interrelationship and
    interdependence of politics , political movements on policing? Identify at least two positive and two negative effects on policing as a whol

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