History of Law Enforcement Vocab

History of Law Enforcement Vocab

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taking of the law into one's own hands.

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Section 1

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taking of the law into one's own hands.

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vigilantism

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Authority of a justice agency to act in regard to a particular subject matter, territory or person.

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Jurisdiction

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Earliest form of policing in the South. Created to enforce 'slave codes'

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slave patrols

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This word still used today is derived from the term "shire reeve"

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sheriff

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Citizens, under the direction of a constable, were required to pursue criminals and guard the city

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constable watch system

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Peacekeeper in charge of protection in early English towns

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constable

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Groups of able bodied citizens of a community who are called into service by a sheriff or constable to enforce the law/catch a violator.

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posse

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A group of 10 form a community who agree to prevent crime, keep the peace and bring violators to justice in their community of 10.

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Tithing system

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This person was responsible for the safety of the "shire", such as Cambridgeshire. (A shire was a small community.)

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Shire reeve

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