Originated From
AOL Search

What is the difference between centralized and decentralized policing?

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

Answers

In regard to policing systems, there are two main categories, centralized and decentralized.  When law enforcement is centralized it is a system in which there is one large police agency that conducts police work and investigations for an entire country.  This leaves very little focus to certain areas of the country.  For example, Russia and China operate under a centralized, socialist government.  This means that everything is governed under a point of view that adheres to their society as a whole, and not to individual areas.  Centralized policing can be a problem because of this fact, and civilians do not know exactly what is right or wrong because the laws are so broad.  This model is highly favored in Western Europe as a form of law enforcement.

            Decentralized policing is exactly to the contrary.  This is the preferred system in the United States of America.  Decentralized policing separates law enforcement agencies into smaller divisions that govern their own respective neighborhoods and communities.  This can be very effective when it comes to getting down to the streets.  The designated police force knows better the crimes and fallacies that are abundant in their areas.  This allows them to focus and prioritize what laws are the most important to focus on.

 

A.B.G.

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: Yes---it does just get nuttier! http://www ...

Yes---it does just get nuttier! http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/04/ted-cruz-is-beating-rand-paul-in-the-tea-party-primary/360634

Asked: As if it matters! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04 ...

As if it matters! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/us/politics/jeb-bush-outlines-campaign-strategy-should-he-choose-to-run.html

Asked: Government

What are the various forms of government?

More Questions

Why does it take days for Houston Police Department to respond to 911

The police have better things to do than cater to the paranoia of deranged feminists, who only want attention and praise. Typical feminist games are like the boy who cried wolf: self-serving false alarms. If she knows for a fact that someone is stalking her, then the police couldn't protect her ...

What is the estimated cost for installing central air conditioing for

It depends with the brand of the air conditioning unit and the other things to consider upon installation. Better to seek help from technicians or professional Air conditioning installer to get services you wanted.

Discrimination by law enforcement

It's a good thing you were able to put on tape everything. In most cases, proving such discrimination complaint is nearly impossible. You may now call a lawyer or you could also opt to seek help from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).