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Theories and Origins of the Modern Police

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ISBN13: 9780754629498
Published: February 2011
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £195.00



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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 suggested for the origins and development of modern police institutions across Europe. The second explore the systems of enforcement, and the criticisms of them, that had emerged on the eve of the revolutionary upheavals which convulsed Europe and inflicted a terminal blow to the ancient regime at the close of the eighteenth century.

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Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
Introduction
Part I: Theory
Preventive principle of police, Charles Reith
Ideology as history: a look at the way some English police historians look at the police, Cyril D. Robinson
The demand for order in civil society: a review of some themes in the history of urban crime, police and riot, Allan Silver
The police and political development in Europe, David H. Bayley
Polizei, Franz-Ludwig Knemeyer.
Part II: Policing Continental Europe
'Police' and the formation of the modern state, Roland Axtmann
Fear and loathing in Bologna and Rome: the Papal police in perspective, Steven C. Hughes
The police of 18th-century France, Ian A. Cameron
The 'private army' of the tax farms: the men and their origins, Earl Robisheaux.
Part III: Constables and Order in Early Modern England
The old-time constable as portrayed by the dramatist, A.M.P.
The English village constable, 1580-1642: the nature and dilemmas of the office, Joan Kent
Two concepts of order: justices, constables and jurymen in 17th-century England, Keith Wrightson.
Part IV: 'Civic' police and the condition of liberty
the rationality of governance in 18th-century England, Francis M. Dodsworth
Social police and the mechanisms of prevention: Patrick Colquhoun and the conditions of poverty, Mark Neocleous
Good men to associate and bad men to conspire: associations for the prosecution of felons in England, 1760-1860, David Philips
Sir John Fielding and the problem of criminal investigation in 18th-century England, John Styles
'An imperfect, inadequate and wretched system'? Policing London before Peel, Ruth Paley
The military and popular disorder in England, 1790-1801, Clive Emsley
The Bank of England and the policing of forgery 1797-1821, Randall McGowen
Name Index.