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I don't think murderers are treated like this
Originally posted by xmotex
From what I've seen very few of these strip searches are actually intended to find anything: the point is to humiliate the victim, break their will to resist, and assert the dominance of the authority figure.
The first modern police force is also commonly said to be the London Metropolitan Police, established in 1829, which promoted the preventive role of police as a deterrent to urban crime and disorder. The notion that police are primarily concerned with enforcing criminal law was popularized in the 1930s with the rise of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the pre-eminent law enforcement agency in the United States; law enforcement however has only ever constituted a small portion of policing activity. Policing has included an array of activities in different contexts, but the predominant ones are concerned with order maintenance and the provision of services.