Tag Law enforcement

Police Before “The Police”

Sal Nicolazzo— In his Lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue, and Arms—the precursor to The Wealth of Nations—Adam Smith defines “the objects of police” as “the cheapness of commodities, public security and cleanliness.” This broad mandate for “police”—most of which has little or nothing to do with crime prevention—may sound idiosyncratic to

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100 Years of the FBI

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the institution that redefined American justice and fascinated the collective imagination of the American people with its cases and characters. Last week, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, author of The FBI: A History, appeared on the NPR show On Point. Jeffreys-Jones

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