American police history, Robert Peel, The London Metropolitan Police, police agencies in the United States, federal anti-discrimination laws, African-American cops, Hispanic officers
In the foggy streets of London in 1829 a ruling made by British Parliament would change the system of policing around the world drastically and forever. This ruling was based upon the ideas of a man named Robert Peel, and these ideas are still the major basis for police in America today.
[...] This diversity has arguably helped to endear police in the eyes of the communities they protect. One study states that diverse police stations have an easier time relating to minority communities. The study showed that African-American cops are more likely to engage in supportive actions within a ‘black' community than a Caucasian officer. This suggests that communities may have a more empathetic reaction and cultural understanding with officers who look like them and vice versa. However there are other studies which seem to dispute these findings. [...]
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[...] American police history In the foggy streets of London in 1829 a ruling made by British Parliament would change the system of policing around the world drastically and forever. This ruling was based upon the ideas of a man named Robert Peel, and these ideas are still the major basis for police in America today. The general reasoning behind the institution of the new police force, then called The London Metropolitan Police, was to change the standard of policing from that of “military occupying their homeland” Oakes (n.d.) to community members who were doing a service and protecting their community for the betterment of everyone involved. [...]
[...] The Hispanic community in Salinas has learned to distrust Hispanic officers as much as white officers however, the study sites the reason as being, that when Hispanic suspects are apprehended, a Hispanic officer is always brought to the scene to communicate with the suspect, and that a suspect of Hispanic decent will not communicate with a white officer while in custody. These Hispanic officers appear to come from a point of empathy, however the Hispanic community says they are just saying the same things that the white officers are saying, and acting in the same ways. REFERENCES Oakes, C.J. (n.d.). Police History. Retrieved from http://criminaljusticelaw.us/enforcement/how- sir-robert-peel-influences-modern-policing/ Police: Organization and management The American system of policing. (2015). Retrieved from http://law.jrank.org/pages/1668/Police-Organization-Management- American system-policing.html Walker, S., & Katz, C.M. [...]
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