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The History of Policing: The History of Policing


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Globalising British Policing

Globalising British Policing

1st Edition

Georgina Sinclair
March 23, 2011

Globalising British Policing demonstrates how the policing system in place in Britain today has emerged from an historical overlap of two broad policing models: a civil (English) and a semi-military (colonial) tradition. Until relatively recently colonial policing received considerably less...

Police and Policing in the Twentieth Century

Police and Policing in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Chris A. Williams
March 18, 2011

Between the mid-nineteenth century and the present, the British police gained and to a large extent maintained a reputation as the 'best in the world', largely due to their ability to maintain order through consent rather than coercion. Much recent research, however, has pointed out that the label...

The New Police in the Nineteenth Century

The New Police in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Paul Lawrence
March 04, 2011

The period 1829-1856 witnessed the introduction of the 'New Police' to Great Britain and Ireland. Via a series of key legislative acts, traditional mechanisms of policing were abolished and new, supposedly more efficient, forces were raised in their stead. Subsequently, the introduction of the 'New...

Theories and Origins of the Modern Police

Theories and Origins of the Modern Police

1st Edition

Clive Emsley
February 28, 2011

This volume is the first of four that will provide some of the most significant, English-language articles on the historical development of the police institution. The articles included in this volume are broadly of two kinds. The first introduce some of the theoretical outlines that have been...

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