History of Police

History of Police

History of Police

In line with Rainer Kroll & Mitch Librett

about History of Police in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

There exist few historical records establishing the earliest police, but one can surmise that early policing existed around the idea of communal survival. In these earliest communities, control of various members to maintain some element of safety within the community ensured the survival of all. Protection and social control were usually the responsibility of the eldest or strongest males in the tribe. Rudimentary forms of ensuring compliance included sanctions such as expulsion from the group, ostracizing, or some other form of social exclusion. Within these cultures, there was no organized force mandated to provide social control of the community. Acts considered contrary to the group were dealt with accordingly. The earliest record of an organized police system is the one instituted by King Hammurabi of Babylon. The Code of Hammurabi was the first known system of rules and regulations of conduct for subjects.

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