The Parable Of The Policing People Paradox Essay

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The parable of the policing people paradox
Even in olden days, society had order and there were systems to guard the communities and make sure no one caused trouble. In ancient Greece there were publically owned slaves who kept order, conducted crowd control, and arrested criminals (Virginia). In Rome the job was left to the army instead of an actual organization. The first “professional” police force was established in London in 1829 (National Archive) and was thought up by a man called Sir Robert Peel. He devised certain principles that are now the back bone of modern policing worldwide. One of such is that the police depends on the approval and trust of the public to effectively do their jobs, yet why should we trust the police if they are trained not to trust us? As the Latin question goes, “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” Which translates to who watches the guardians, so the question of accountability comes up time and time again in the present acts of the nation’s biggest gang. One Peelian principle states that the true measure of the effectiveness of any police force is not the number of arrests or police actions taken, but the absence of criminal conduct, violations of the law and promote solidarity in the community . How is a police force credible if the police themselves break the laws they are supposed to be enforcing? The answer is that it is not.
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