Discussion Questions

  1. Why and how was private policing developed?
  2. Discuss Sir Robert Peel’s role in policing. How did his reforms impact modern day policing?
  3. The 1930s to the 1980s is referred to as the reform era of policing. Why? What reforms were made?
  4. Using recent examples, discuss the issues of jurisdiction and authority encountered among local, state, and federal agencies.
  5. What are the qualifications that are necessary in order to obtain a position in law enforcement?