Policing In Democracy

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1. What are the distinguishing features of policing in a democracy? How has our system of federalism affected policing in the United States? Democracy is defined as government that gives authority to the people, through freely elected representatives. Many believe that democracy allows people to be free from governmental influence within their lives. Federalism has helped to shape policing in the United States, ||is is often confused with democracy. With federalism power is divided among the government. The federal government creates laws for the whole nation, but federalism gives power to the states to make their own laws. State and federal government both have their own legal codes that they abide by. In the United States we have both
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