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Policing Provincial England, 1829-1856: The Politics of Reform
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cassell
Publication date June 1, 1999
Pages 342
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780718501129
ISBN-10 0718501128
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $75.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: One of the most profound social changes in the modern world came with the establishment of police forces in the 19th century. In England, law enforcement had for many centuries been the preserve of the traditional parish constable; within a few decades, the change was made to the professional forces which are now part of society. This volume looks in detail at the making of England's county police forces: how, why and when it happened. It analyzes both the pressures making for this change and the forces of resistance to it. It makes use of primary material, including the answers to the questionnaire sent to the counties in 1836, to recreate the world of the parish constable in their last decade of importance. It examines the arguments of reformers and administrators, the debates within county Quarter Sessions about whether they should adopt the new police, and the early experiments and experiences of the new paid police.

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9780718501129 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $75.00
About: One of the most profound social changes in the modern world came with the establishment of police forces in the 19th century.
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from Continuum Intl Pub Group (June 1, 2001); titled "Policing Provincial England 1829-1856: The Politics of Reform"
9780718502706 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $59.95
About: The Metropolitan Police has been well studied, but the origins of rural policing have been somewhat neglected.

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