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Police and policing in the twentieth century

Author: Chris A Williams
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington VT : Ashgate, 2011.
Series: History of policing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reprints a series of the articles which deal with: the ways that police organisation was structured and reformed; the nature of the policing task in this period; who carried this task out (with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris A Williams
ISBN: 9780754629542 0754629546
OCLC Number: 692291748
Description: xxiv, 511 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Rotten boroughs: the crisis of urban policing and the decline in municipal independence 1914-64 / Chris A. Williams --
Some reflections on the report of the Royal Commission on the Police / Jenifer Hart --
The independence of Chief Constables / Bryan Keith-Lucas --
'Mother, what did policemen do when there weren't any motors?' The law, the police and the regulation of motor traffic in England, 1900-1939 / Clive Emsley --
Traffic, telephones and police boxes: the deterioration of beat policing in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester between the World Wars / Joanne Klein --
Policing, planning and the regulation of traffic in post-war Leicester / Shane Ewen --
Police surveillance and the emergence of CCTV in the 1960s / Chris A. Williams --
The 'ghost squad': undercover policing in London, 1945-49 / Mark Roodhouse --
Crime does not pay: thinking again about detectives in the first century of the Metropolitan Police / R.M. Morris --
The police and the people: gambling in Salford, 1900-1939 / Andrew Davies --
Containment: managing street prostitution in London 1918-1959 / Stefan Anthony Slater --
'The coffee club menace': policing youth, leisure and sexuality in post-war Manchester / Louise A. Jackson --
A portrait of a novice constable in the London Metropolitan Police c.1900 / Haia Shpayer-Makov --
Street, beat and respectability: the culture and self-image of the Victorian and Edwardian urban policeman / Mark Clapson and Clive Emsley --
A policewife's lot is not a happy one: police wives in the 1930s and 1940s / Barbara Weinberger --
'Walking the streets in a way no decent woman should': women police in World War I / Philippa Levine --
Care or control? The Metropolitan Women Police and child welfare, 1919-1969 / Louise A. Jackson --
Blue-collar job, blue-collar career: policemen's perplexing struggle for a voice in Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester,1900-1919 / Joanne Klein --
Sergeant Goddard: the story of a rotten apple or a diseased orchard? / Clive Emsley --
'A plague on both their houses': fascism, anti-fascism and the police in the 1940s / Graham Macklin --
Policing pit closures, 1984-1992 / David Waddington and Chas Critcher --
The Metropolitan Police: alienation, culture, and relations with London's Caribbean community, (1950-70) / James Whitfield.
Series Title: History of policing.
Responsibility: edited by Chris A. Williams.

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