Monday, June 22, 2009

The Evolving Realm of Policing

Interesting article on the new demands placed on police departments around the country.

Police, like the rest of society, face a changing political, technical, and economic setting. Traditionally, urban police forces confined their activities to their immediate local area for the simple reason that criminal activity was primarily a local phenomenon – jurisdictions generally matched patterns of criminal activity. As globalization and technology stimulated greater linkages among cities, widespread connections between criminal and terrorist activity began to surface, culminating in a new range of threats that local police had to address.|Global Metropolitan Policing: An Emerging Trend in Intelligence Sharing|

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