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  • (noun): Insuring obedience to the laws.

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement broadly refers to any system by which some members of society act in an organized manner to promote 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. Furthermore, although law enforcement may be most concerned with the prevention and punishment of crimes, organizations exist to discourage a wide variety of non-criminal violations of rules and norms, effected through the imposition of less severe consequences.

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Some articles on law enforcement:

Michigan Department Of Natural Resources - Divisions - Law Enforcement
... officers that are employed by the DNR and are empowered to enforce all laws of the state of Michigan, with emphasis on marine patrol and border safety issues ... COs also work with other state, federal and local law-enforcement agencies to enforce a wide range of statutes and assist in undercover investigations, fire prevention and emergency search, rescue and ...
Law Enforcement - Acquired or Predisposed?
... Particularly in law enforcement, it is thought that many officers acquire a new personality type after many years in the force ...
Buffalo Crime Family - Current Status
... The Buffalo crime family remains active to this day, but law enforcement and the media have estimated the crime family's current underworld presence at anywhere from one of the most powerful crime ... Since the 1990s it has been predicted by local law enforcement, the media and crime writers who keep a close watch on the Western New York underworld that Joseph Todaro, Jr ... not been verified by local or national law enforcement, agencies such as the Buffalo P.D ...
Death Of Caylee Anthony - Case - Trial - Verdict and Sentence
... while finding her guilty on counts four through seven for providing false information to law enforcement Count Four Anthony said she was employed at Universal Studios during 2008 ... at an apartment complex with a babysitter causing law enforcement to pursue the missing babysitter ... had received a phone call and spoke to Caylee on July 15, 2008, causing law enforcement to expend further resources ...

Famous quotes containing the word law:

    The Reverend Samuel Peters ... exaggerated the Blue Laws, but they did include “Capital Lawes” providing a death penalty for any child over sixteen who was found guilty of cursing or striking his natural parents; a death penalty for an incorrigible son; a law forbidding smoking except in a room in a private house; another law declaring smoking illegal except on a journey five miles away from home,...
    —Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)