Philip Reichel on Slave Patrols Origins of the Police

Professor Reichel discusses his articles “Southern Slave Patrols as a Transitional Police Type” and “The Misplaced Emphasis on Urbanization in Police Development.” He explores the development of rural slave patrols, the criminalization of slaves, and the beginnings of police forces in the South.

Excerpts from Professor Reichel’s articles serve as part of our August 12, 2021 reading packet.

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