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The Law Enforcement in the United States

Law enforcement in the United States has endured constant changes as society has progressed. Through these changes, the internal structure of law enforcement has remained almost the same. The relationship between officers who serve the public as always been different from that of other career fields. Due to various aspects of their job, men and women in the field of law enforcement have developed a subculture separate from society. In looking at some law enforcement agencies from the Southern Tier, it can be concluded that even in small departments of less than a hundred officers this subculture exists.

The role of law enforcement in society has enduring countless changes throughout the history of the United States. At the beginning of the twentieth century police were seen as crime fighting saviors of justice. The methods they used when working was never second-guessed by society, nor was their judgement. Citizens knew that police were rough with people, but they did not strongly discourage it. The term "police brutalityaE...

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