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The 1949 Bid to end Statutory Theatre Censorship

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter gives a detailed overview of the political context for the 1949 bid to end statutory theatre censorship. It shows how this attempt to introduce reform coincided with a period of ... More


Oversight and chief officers' relationships with police authorities, directly elected police crime commissioners, HMIC and the Home Office

Bryn Caless

in Policing at the Top: The Roles, Values and Attitudes of Chief Police Officers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781447300168
eISBN:
9781447305507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300168.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The history of recent policing — certainly in the last ten years — has been dominated by the increased intervention in the actions and direction of chief officers by politicians; pre-eminently the ... More


Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Using previously unpublished material from the National Archives, this book offers a new perspective on British cultural history. Statutory theatre censorship was first introduced in Britain by Sir ... More


Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Stefan Petrow

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book studies the Metropolitan Police in the period 1870–1914, the time when it was transformed into a recognizable modern professional police force. The book examines how the Metropolitan ... More


The Home Office at the Turn of the Century

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the formal organization of the Home Office and its role in protecting victims' rights during the period from 1997 to 2001. It describes the reforms initiated by Home Secretary ... More


Going to the Dogs: Gambling, Leisure, and the Home Office

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the Home Office's response to the proliferation of gambling media during the hundred year between the mid-19th century legislation proscribing betting and gaming, and the ... More


Consummation

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the state of play concerning victims' rights in Great Britain at the turn of the 21st century, just before the politics of victims in Wales and England took off. It discusses ... More


The Home Office, the Law, and the Metropolitan Police

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As state powers increased, so did the power and influence of bureaucracy. By 1910, England, as Ramsay Muir noted, depended heavily on bureaucracy and was governed by bureaucracy. This chapter ... More


Committees

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the work of the Home Office committees related to victims' rights during the period from 1997 to 2001. It explains that the committees were responsible for putting forward ... More


Prologue

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For Victorians, morality was significant as it was deemed as a necessary part of life in order to hold and keep social stability. Morality in the 19th century was also seen as a protector of family ... More


The World Map of Radio

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the expansion of the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) European service into a world service in 1942. During this time the BBC had to deal with so many difficult wartime ... More


Union Funds, Free Labour, and the Franchise

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When an outrage widely attributed to trade unionists coincided with the parliamentary reform crisis, the Home Office in Britain could no longer avoid dealing with their anomalous legal position. The ... More


The Victim and Race

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the impact of the death of black British student Stephen Lawrence on the British governments' policies for victims of crimes during the period from 1997 to 2001. It suggests ... More


Theatre of Subversion: Carlile's Rotunda and Captain Swing

David Worrall

in Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276752
eISBN:
9780191707643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276752.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the veteran radical pressman Richard Carlile’s retro-conversion in 1830 of The Rotunda, Blackfriars Road, into a theatrical space for acting. Belatedly, Carlile had realized the ... More


Street Betting: Prohibition and its Consequences

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the primary factors affecting the enforcement of the Street Betting Act 1906 and the official response to its failure. These factors are considered in the broader context of ... More


‘Frost is the only thing which kills it’: Lascars, the Drugs Branch, and Doctors, c.1928–c.1945

James H. Mills

in Cannabis Nation: Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199283422
eISBN:
9780191746161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283422.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 2 takes up the story in the 1920s where Cannabis Britannica left off. An early media scare about the drug and an example of ham-fisted policing of North African migrant workers in London ... More


The Victim and Human Rights

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the impact of the enactment of the Human Rights Act on the victims' rights issue in Great Britain. Though the Act was never explicitly intended for the victims of commonplace ... More


Detention during the Phoney War

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The new regulation was analysed by L. S. Brass, the assistant legal adviser to the Home Office, who identified five categories of potential detainees; logically there were really eight. But Home ... More


The Long Sleep

Stephen Sedley

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with the development of public law in the UK in relation to the separation of powers. It gives an outline of the development of the Home Office in the last decades of the 20th ... More


Scientific evidence and investigation by the new Criminal Cases Review Commission: the scope for further miscarriages of justice and crisis

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines changes in the current processes and institutions of criminal justice that are expected to restore public confidence in the safety of convictions: the increased use of ... More


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