Law & Order

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Articles from January 2003

1953: Year in Review
In 1953, Dwight Eisenhower was president, the homicide rate was 4.8 per 100,000 and the first successful open heart surgery was performed in Philadelphia. Edmund Hillary became the first man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest and Rosalind Franklin, Francis...
50 Years of Supreme Court Decisions
In the era before Law and Order was first published, there was almost no law controlling state and municipal law enforcement officer actions. Over the past 50 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has molded law enforcement from a seat-of-the-pants job to a...
Changes in Policing
Policing, like any profession, must change with the times. As technology increases, it would seem law enforcement would advance at such a pace to eliminate the need for offices. Certainly, the entertainment media has tried to portray this future condition,...
Computers in Law Enforcement
The physical tools that law enforcement officers have used through the ages-like guns, handcuffs, and batons-have always been critical, but there is possibly no better investigative tool than information. Information, gathered through legitimate and...
Law Enforcement Products from 1953-2003
To gain a perspective of products effecting law enforcement over the past 50 years, we sent surveys to 30 large and small police departments, rural and urban sheriffs departments, major state police and highway patrol agencies, criminal justice professors...
No Changes in Policing
As we look back over the 50 years of LAW and ORDER, and the past 50 years of law enforcement, we find very little has changed.Budgeting, promoting, disciplining and staffing have always been problematic. Pay raises, fleet funding, grant writing, overtime,...