Outline of law enforcement

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to law enforcement:

Law enforcement – subsystem of society that promotes adherence to the law by discovering and punishing persons who violate the rules and norms governing that society. Although the term may encompass entities such as courts and prisons, it is most frequently applied to those who directly engage in patrols or surveillance to dissuade and discover criminal activity, and those who investigate crimes and apprehend offenders.[1]

Essence of law enforcement[edit]

Law enforcement agencies[edit]

Law enforcement officers[edit]

Law enforcement by region[edit]

History of law enforcement[edit]

Main article: History of law enforcement and History of criminal justice

General law enforcement concepts[edit]

Law enforcement equipment[edit]

Law enforcement techniques and procedures[edit]

Law enforcement leaders and scholars[edit]

Law enforcement-related lists[edit]

Main article: List of law enforcement topics

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Kären M. Hess, Christine Hess Orthmann, Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (2008), p. 1.

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