In our society as we deal on a daily basis with threats and opportunities we often don’t consider the events that got us to where we are today. We just try to work ahead and make something that is new or better than what we perceive we have now. In doing so we may be repeating mistakes from the past and we may be overlooking some success that has already occurred. It is important to know the history of the type of venture that we are engaged in so that we can use our time and resources efficiently. This can certainly be said of police/citizen relations.
For this week’s assignment consider how American policing has evolved from its earliest beginnings until now. Analyze the memorable events and remarkable people who influenced the development of our system and describe why changes were made and how effective they have been. Critically examine the early founding principles of policing, such as those suggested by Sir Robert Peel and apply those principles to what is actually happening today.
Write a 2 page APA style paper. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement (title page and references are in addition to the 2 pages)
In your paper, cite at least 2-3 references using the APA style guide format for in-text citation.