Private Law Enforcement: Types, Functions & Roles


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Private law enforcement is run by a _____ entity.

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1. Why did public law enforcement need to scale back their operations during the 1970s and '80s?

2. Some individuals hire private law enforcement to perform _____ police services, like protecting people or places.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Private law enforcement provides protective services, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on the history as well as the pros and cons of private law enforcement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Why some individuals hire private law enforcement
  • Who runs private law enforcement
  • Difference between public and private law enforcement

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social science lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as public and private law enforcement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a disadvantage of private law enforcement

Additional Learning

The lesson called Private Law Enforcement: Types, Functions & Roles can give you more details about:

  • When the use of private law enforcement escalated
  • How private law enforcement can affect public law enforcement
  • What private security refers to