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Policing morals : the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office, 1870-1914

Author: Stefan Petrow
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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"This is the first full scholarly study of the Metropolitan Police in the period 1870-1914, the time when it was transformed into a recognizably modern professional police force. Stefan Petrow examines how the Metropolitan Police, under the direction of the Home Office, grew and changed over these years. He explores the ways in which policing methods developed, traces the growth of the police bureaucracy, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Petrow, Stefan.
Policing morals.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)652375786
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Petrow
ISBN: 0198201656 9780198201656
OCLC Number: 28634675
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Cambridge.
Description: xiii, 343 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Introduction. 1. Liberty and Morality. 2. The Home Office, the Law; and the Metropolitan Police --
Pt. II. 'A Serious Danger to Society': Habitual Criminals. 3. Supervision. 4. Identification and Elimination --
Pt. III. 'The Great Social Evil': Prostitution. 5. On the Streets. 6. The Business of Vice --
Pt. IV. 'The Crowning Curse': Drunkenness. 7. The Sellers. 8. The Drinkers --
Pt. V. 'A Grave National Concern': Betting. 9. Powerful Interests. 10. Class Legislation --
Appendix: Leading Personnel.
Responsibility: Stefan Petrow.
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In this judicious, even courteous account, Stefan Petrow shows how the statutory and operational obligations of the Met rose exponentially in this period ... this is a fine monograph. * Peter Bailey, Read more...

 
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